Free Recipe Italian Almond Torte

Recipe Type: A Recipes
Recipe Preparation: bake
Cooking Temperature:
Recipe Serves: 20

Ingredients for Italian Almond Torte Recipe

2 lb Fresh cream cheese; softened
1 Clove garlic; minced
1 ts Dried Italian herbs
1 ts Lemon juice
Hot pepper sauce; to taste
1 c Sliced natural almonds;
-toasted *
2 tb Pesto sauce
1 tb Tomato paste
1/2 c Chopped Italian salami

Italian Almond Torte Preparation

Beat cream cheese with garlic, herbs, lemon juice and hot pepper sauce. Finely chop 3/4 cup almonds; mix into cheese mixture. Remove 1/2 cup cheese mixture into a small bowl; beat in pesto sauce. Remove another 1/2 cup cheese mixture to a small bowl; beat in tomato paste. Line a 4-cup fluted mold or mixing bowl with cheesecloth, or spray generously with nonstick vegetable coating. Pat 1 cup white cheese mixture evenly into bottom of mold. Pat pesto-cheese mixture in even layer on top of white layer; pat 1/2 cup white cheese over pesto layer. Pat chopped salami over white layer. Pat tomato-cheese mixture in even layer on top of salami. Pat remaining white cheese into mold to form bottom layer. Chill thoroughly. Unmold torte onto serving platter. Decorate top with remaining 1/4 cup almonds. Spread on crackers to serve. Servings: 20 * To toast almonds, spread in an ungreased baking pan. Place in 350 degree oven and bake 5 to 10 minutes or until almonds are light brown; stir once or twice to assure even browning. Note that almonds will continue to brown slightly after removing from oven. See >Hanneman/Buster/MasterCook 1998/Ap Recipe by: Almond Board of California Posted to MC-Recipe Digest by KitPATh <> on Apr 08, 1998

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