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Raspberry Cheese Torte

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“This is one of the Houston Chronicle's most requested recipes and is originally from Melange Catering. I've served this numerous times over the years and have always gotten many compliments on it. Cook time is chill time.”
READY IN:
4hrs 20mins
SERVES:
15-20
YIELD:
1 torte
UNITS:
US

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Place grated cheese in a large bowl and let stand at room temperature until soft and slightly oily.
  2. Stir in onions,pecans,cayenne,mayonnaise0t and pepper sauce.
  3. Knead with hands (wash them first!) until well blended.
  4. Line a 10 inch pan with plastic wrap (an indented flan dish works best but a cake pan or any pan with a flat bottom works well too).
  5. Press cheese mixture firmly into pan;cover top with additional plastic wrap and press mixture again to mold firmly.
  6. Refrigerate at least 4 hours, or until cheese is firm again.
  7. To serve, unmold torte onto onto serving dish, spread top with preserves, garnish with fresh raspberries and serve with assorted crackers.
  8. The torte can be made ahead, but preserves should not be spread on top more than 1 hour before serving.

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