Cold Tomato Torte

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Ingredients for Cold Tomato Torte

Ingredients for Serves 8-10.

For the dough:

  • 1/3 cup melted butter
  • 1 1/4 cups saltines crumbs
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons Parmesan cheese, grated
  • - Salt and pepper

For the filling:

  • 1 tablespoon unflavored gelatin
  • 3 tablespoons water 8 ozs. cream cheese
  • 1 tablespoon thick tomato sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon powdered sugar
  • 2 eggs, separated
  • 1 small onion, grated
  • 2/3 cup sour cream
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried basil
  • 3 tomatoes peeled, seeded and chopped

Preparation of Cold Tomato Torte

1. Grease an 8 inch springform pan.

2. Mix the melted butter, saltine crumbs and Parmesan cheese. Correct seasonings. Press the dough into bottom of pan. Refrigerate.

3. Soak the gelatin in water. Place in a hot water bath to dissolve. Set aside.

4. In a bowl beat the cream cheese. Add the tomato sauce, sugar, egg yolks, onion, cream and basil. Correct seasonings. Set aside.

5. Beat the egg whites until stiff peaks. Add the cheese-tomato mixture and the chopped tomatoes. Pour in the mold and refrigerate 3-4 hours. Garnish with tomatoes and basil.

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