This one is a tradition on Derby Day at my house.
Katherine Doll’s Cheese Torte
Serves 8 to 10
8 ounces cream cheese, softened
¼ cup minced baby spinach
1 ½ t. chutney (I use Major Grey’s)
2 cups shredded Cheddar cheese
2/3 c. mayonnaise
½ cup pecan pieces
¼ cup finely chopped white onion
Combine 4 ounces of cream cheese with the minced spinach in a bowl and mix well. Stir the chutney into the remaining cream cheese in a separate bowl. Combine the Cheddar cheese, mayonnaise, pecans, onion and
Layer half of the Cheddar cheese mixture, the spinach mixture, the chutney mixture and the remaining Cheddar cheese mixture in the order listed in a 2 cup mold or container. Chill, covered for 8-10 hours.
Invert the mold onto a platter lined with additional baby spinach. Garnish with grapes and strawberries. Serve with assorted party crackers.
For a spicier torte, add 1 minced garlic glove to the Cheddar Cheese mixture. You may substitute ½ cup drained thawed spinach for the spinach cream cheese layer, omitting the 4 ounces of cream cheese (but I never do that because, what is spinach without the cream cheese????)
So, today, I doubled the recipe and made two. One for today and another for tomorrow!
p.s. Son and daughter-in-law are here, still waiting for daughter and grandkids...