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Smokey Cheddar & Tapenade Torta Recipe

dannyzmom

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Does anyone have this recipe typed up or know where I can find it?
 

ChefPaulaB

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SMOKY CHEDDAR & TAPENADE TORTA

12 oz cream cheese, softened, divided
½ cup chopped ripe olives, divided
1 cup chopped green olives, divided
8 oz sharp cheddar cheese, grated
½ cup sliced green onions
1/3 cup sour cream
¼ cup finely chopped fresh cilantro, divided
1 chipotle pepper in adobo sauce, chopped, plus 1 Tbsp adobo sauce
2 garlic cloves, pressed, divided
¼ tsp salt additional chopped fresh cilantro (optional)
Toasted baguette slices (optional)

Prep time: 35 minutes Total time: 3 hours, 35 minutes

Prepare green onion, tapenade and cheddar layers: For green onion layer, place 8 oz of the cream cheese, ¼ cup of the green olives, green onions, 2 Tbsp of the cilantro, one garlic clove and salt in Classic Batter Bowl; mix well. For tapenade, combine remaining green olives, remaining cilantro, remaining garlice clove and ¼ cup of the ripe olives in (2 cup) Prep Bowl; mix well. For cheddar layer, combine remaining cream cheese, cheddar cheese, sour cream, chipotle pepper and adobo sauce in Stainless (2-qt.) Mixing Bowl; mix well.
Assemble Torta: Line Small Batter Bowl with plastic wrap; spread evenly with ½ cup of the cheddar layer. Top with green onion layer, spreading evenly. Top with tapenade. Spread remaining cheddar mixture over tapenade. Cover and chill about 2 hours or until firm. Invert torta onto serving platter. Remove plastic wrap. Top torta with remaining ripe olives and additional cilantro, if desired. Serve with baguette slices, if desired.
Yield: 32 servings
 

nikked

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I just made this yesterday for a party. I don't do green olives AT ALL, but it was a big hit. Nothing left, everyone loved it! Enjoy!!!!
 

dannyzmom

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Thank you Paula!!!
xoxo
 

ChefPaulaB

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Not a Problem!
 
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SMOKY CHEDDAR & TAPENADE TORTA

12 oz cream cheese, softened, divided
½ cup chopped ripe olives, divided
1 cup chopped green olives, divided
8 oz sharp cheddar cheese, grated
½ cup sliced green onions
1/3 cup sour cream
¼ cup finely chopped fresh cilantro, divided
1 chipotle pepper in adobo sauce, chopped, plus 1 Tbsp adobo sauce
2 garlic cloves, pressed, divided
¼ tsp salt additional chopped fresh cilantro (optional)
Toasted baguette slices (optional)

Prep time: 35 minutes Total time: 3 hours, 35 minutes

Prepare green onion, tapenade and cheddar layers: For green onion layer, place 8 oz of the cream cheese, ¼ cup of the green olives, green onions, 2 Tbsp of the cilantro, one garlic clove and salt in Classic Batter Bowl; mix well. For tapenade, combine remaining green olives, remaining cilantro, remaining garlice clove and ¼ cup of the ripe olives in (2 cup) Prep Bowl; mix well. For cheddar layer, combine remaining cream cheese, cheddar cheese, sour cream, chipotle pepper and adobo sauce in Stainless (2-qt.) Mixing Bowl; mix well.
Assemble Torta: Line Small Batter Bowl with plastic wrap; spread evenly with ½ cup of the cheddar layer. Top with green onion layer, spreading evenly. Top with tapenade. Spread remaining cheddar mixture over tapenade. Cover and chill about 2 hours or until firm. Invert torta onto serving platter. Remove plastic wrap. Top torta with remaining ripe olives and additional cilantro, if desired. Serve with baguette slices, if desired.
Yield: 32 servings

This gets rave reviews everytime I make it...it is the BOMB! This is an original Pampered Chef recipe that also calls for bacon, if I remember; and we always crumble bacon bits (applewood smoked) into the cheddar layer- about 3/4 c.
 

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