California Torte

READY IN: 2hrs 15mins
Recipe by LorenLou

Not sure where this one came from, but it's a nice, colorful appetizer - and delicious, too! Servings are approximate, cooking time is refrigeration time.

Top Review by Acerast

Amazing flavors!! I was easy to prepare and made a very pretty presentation surrounded by crudites. DH loved it so much that he insisted that I make it a regular for entertaining. I can't wait to try this during the summer when I can make my own pesto and fresh thyme is available in my garden. Thanks LorenLou!!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Line a one-quart dish with plastic wrap.
  2. Place the garlic and cheeses in a food processor, and process.
  3. Add oil and thyme, and process again until well combined.
  4. Spread 1/3 of the cheese mixture in the dish.
  5. Then spread the pesto over the cheese.
  6. Spread another 1/3 of the cheese mixture over the pesto.
  7. Next, layer with the chopped red peppers.
  8. Finish with the final layer of cheese.
  9. Cover and chill at least 2 hrs.
  10. When ready to serve, unmold onto serving plate and garnish with additional red pepper strips, and fresh herbs (thyme or basil) if desired.
  11. Serve with crackers or raw veggies.

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