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  • Serves: 25 Servings

Tree Appetizer Torte

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Category: Appetizers, Holiday

 Ingredients List

  • Cheesecloth
  • 4 pk (8 Oz.Each) Cream Cheese;
  • -softened
  • 8 oz Goat Cheese; softened
  • 15 sl Provolone Cheese
  • -(Approx.3/4 Lb.)
  • 1 1/4 c Prepared Pesto
  • 1 c Sun-Dried Tomatoes,
  • -Oil-Packed; chopped and
  • -drained
  • 1/2 c Pine Nuts; toasted
  • Thinly Sliced French Bread,
  • -Toasted
  • (Brush With Olive Oil
  • -Before Toasting If
  • Desired)


Wet a single layer of cheesecloth and squeeze dry. Line pan with
cheesecloth, allowing cloth to extend over sides. Beat cream cheese and
goat cheese until very creamy and smooth, about 3 minutes. Layer
ingredients in prepared pan as follows: 2 cups cream cheese mixture 5
slices provolone
3/4 cup pesto 5 slices provolone a cup cream cheese mixture chopped
sun-dried tomatoes pine nuts 5 slices provolone
3/4 cup (remaining pesto) 2 cups (remaining) cream cheese mixture

Fold hanging cheesecloth over top. (For the holiday's I like to use my
Wilton's Christmas tree shaped pan to make this in) Refrigerate several
hours or overnight. Unwrap top of mold. Unmold appetizer onto serving
platter; remove cheesecloth. Garnish with roasted red pepper circles and
star at top, fresh basil leaves and additional toasted pine nuts. Serve
with toasted French bread slices. Makes 25 appetizer-size servings.

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