Makes 6 to 8 servings

Make an impressive but easy appetizer by layering a mixture of goat cheese and cream cheese with pesto and pressing into a small bowl. To serve, simply invert the bowl onto a platter and serve with crackers.   The recipe includes directions for making homemade pesto, but it works just as well with store-bought refrigerated pesto.

How to Make It

Step 1

Process first 5 ingredients in a blender or food processor until smooth, stopping to scrape down sides.

Step 2

Line a 2- or 3-cup glass bowl with plastic wrap, allowing 3 inches to hang over sides.

Step 3

Spread half of cheese mixture into bowl; top evenly with 1/2 to 3/4 cup Garden Pesto. Top with remaining half of cheese mixture. Cover and chill 8 hours.

Step 4

Invert chilled torta onto a serving platter; remove plastic wrap. Garnish, if desired. Serve with baguette slices.

Ratings & Reviews

SharleneM's Review

August 12, 2014

RVRoadie's Review

January 24, 2010
Absolutely delicious. Light before a nice meal - just the right amount of tang. Serve on french bread or wheat crackers.