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Apricot Cashew Pepper Cheese Torta

Apricot Cashew Pepper Cheese Torta

No molding or shaping required! Just layer on your favorite serving plate and refrigerate until serving time.

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15 min
Prep Time
02 hrs 45 min
Total Time
2 1/2


2 cups shredded Cheddar cheese

2 (8-ounce) packages cream cheese, softened

2 tablespoons milk

1 teaspoon onion powder

1/3 cup chopped dried apricots  

1/3 cup chopped red bell pepper

1/3 cup coarsely chopped cashews

Baguette slices or pita bread wedges , if desired


 *Substitute chopped dried peaches or fruit bits.

How to make

  1. STEP 1

    Combine Cheddar cheese, cream cheese, milk and onion powder in bowl. Beat at medium speed, scraping bowl often, until well mixed.

  2. STEP 2

    Spread 1/3 cheese mixture onto bottom of 9-inch round serving dish; sprinkle evenly with dried apricots. Spread 1/3 cheese mixture carefully over apricots; sprinkle with bell pepper. Repeat with remaining cheese mixture and cashews. Sprinkle with additional apricots and bell pepper, if desired.

  3. STEP 3

    Cover; refrigerate at least 2 hours to blend flavors. Remove from refrigerator 30 minutes before serving. 

  4. STEP 4

    Serve with baguette slices, if desired. Store refrigerated.

Tip #1

To soften 1 (8-ounce) package cream cheese in the microwave, remove foil wrapper. Place on microwave-safe plate; microwave uncovered on MEDIUM (50% power) for 1 to 1 1/2 minutes.

Nutrition (1 tablespoon)

70 Calories
6 Fat (g)
20 Cholesterol (mg)
80 Sodium (mg)
2 Carbohydrates (g)
0 Dietary Fiber
3 Protein (g)
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