Cheese Torte

Sheri Zarnick


Cheese Tortes a favorite all the time. I make them for Christmas, New Year's Eve, Superbowl,Church Potlucks, just about anytime and anywhere. Just whip this up and serve with a variety of crackers, and everyone will want the recipe.


★★★★★ 2 votes

10 Min


  • 4 pkg
    cream cheese, room temperature (8oz. each)
  • 1 c
    sour cream
  • 1 c
    bacon bits (the soft ones not crunchy)
  • 1 c
    ham, diced fine
  • 1/2 c
    onions, diced fine
  • 8 c
    sharp cheddar cheese, shredded, room temperature
  • 3/4 c
    apple cider vinegar
  • 2 1/4 tsp
  • 1 tsp
  • 2 tsp
    black pepper, coarsely ground
  • ·
    grapes and assorted crackers
  • 1 c
    pecans, toasted and chopped

How to Make Cheese Torte


  1. In a mixing bowl, beat cream cheese with sour cream until smooth. Remove 3 1/2 c. to a small bowl, Stir in Pepper and onions. Set aside.
    Fold ham and horseradish into remaining mixture. Spread evenly in the bottom of a 9" springform pan. Set aside.
  2. In a mixing bowl beat cheddar cheese and apple cider vinegar, and paprika beat on low for 1 minute. Beat on High until almost smooth. Stir in bacon bits. Spread Half the mixture over the ham mixture.
  3. Top that layer with the onion/pepper mixture. (smoothing each layer as you apply them). Then add the remaining cheddar mixture on top. cover with plastic wrap and chill for 6 hours
  4. When ready to serve. Place on a serving platter and remove sides of the springform pan. Press pecans into top; garnish with red and green grapes. Serve with assortment of crackers.

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About Cheese Torte

Course/Dish: Cheese Appetizers

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