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This appetizer is always a crowd pleaser. Everyone loves it! The addition of
some gelatin helps hold the torte together when serving.
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Holiday Open House Menu which includes this delicious Caviar Torte.
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Caviar Torte Recipe
Yields: serves many
Prep time: 30 min
1 package unflavored
1/4 cup cold water
1 (8-ounce) package cream cheese, room temperature
1 cup sour cream
4 tablespoons mayonnaise
1/8 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon white pepper
hard-cooked eggs, peeled and finely chopped
1 cup finely-chopped green onions (tops and bottoms)
1 (2-ounce) jar
black or red caviar (or use a combination)*
Note: You can use an inexpensive caviar in this recipe like Salmon, Whitefish, or Lumpfish.
What's Cooking America's Caviar Specials.
Line a 7-inch
springform pan with clear plastic wrap; set aside.
In a small bowl soften gelatin in cold water. (Liquefy gelatin by setting
bowl in a pan of hot water or in the microwave for approximately 20 seconds on low.) Set aside.
In a food processor, combine cream cheese and sour cream until
smooth. Add 1 tablespoon of softened gelatin mixture. Process until combine.
Spread 1/2 of cream cheese mixture onto the bottom of prepared springform pan.
In a medium bowl, combine mayonnaise, salt, white pepper, and 1 tablespoon gelatin mixture. Add
chopped eggs and stir to combine. Spread egg mixture onto top of cream cheese
mixture. NOTE: At this point, throw away the
remaining gelatin mixture not used.
Add chopped green onions to remaining 1/2 cream cheese mixture; stir to combine. Spread mixture over the top of the egg mixture.
Cover with plastic wrap and press gently to pack cheese. Refrigerate several hours or
overnight. To serve, uncover, remove springform pan, and invert onto serving plate.
Remove caviar from the refrigerator. In a fine-meshed strainer, add a small amount of the
caviar. Lightly rinse with cold water Blot the bottom of the strainer on paper towels and transfer the caviar to a separate bowl until all of it is washed. Top
prepared torte with caviar; gently spread to the edges or spoon caviar decoratively over the top.
NOTE: Use a cookie cutter on top and fill with caviar to make a nice design. Garnish with parsley.
Serve with assorted crackers.
FOR NEAT EDGES:
When you make designs with caviar, such as the topping for the caviar pie recipe, make a straight edge by holding a table knife blade perpendicular to the
surface along the edge line. Fill design just up to the knife blade.
If there will be a second color caviar next to the first, fill it in on the other side of the
knife blade. Then lift blade straight up. The small space between the two caviars will keep them from mingling.
More Great Recipes Using Caviar:
Caviar Egg Salad
Smoked Salmon and Caviar Pizza
Smoked Salmon Roulades
Stuffed "Deviled" Eggs with Caviar
Twice Baked Potatoes with Caviar
Uptown Deviled Eggs