Saturday, November 22, 2008

Sweeet & Spicy Pepper Torta

Now's the time of year where we all have to bring a little something to share to a holiday party or family dinner. Are you bringing brownies again? Ugh. Bring something that looks a little fancy, but is so easy to make.

Finally! A chance to use that springform pan I bought oh so many years ago. This has a great little kick to it, but the cream cheese really cools down the spice. I also tried this recipe with TSG's Pear Fig Preserves and it was fabulous. You could also try TSG's Blackberry Cherry Pepper Conserve for a sweet treat.

8 oz cream cheese
1 jar TSG Sweet & Spicy Pepper Jelly, divided
5 oz grated sharp cheddar cheese
1 egg

1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
2. Mix all ingredients together using just ½ jar of the Sweet & Spicy Pepper Jelly. Pour into greased 6” springform pan.
3. Bake for 35 – 40 minutes. Torta will be slightly soft in the middle and browning around edges. Cool completely and remove from pan.
4. Spread remaining Jelly over top of cooled Torta. Serve with your favorite crackers.

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