Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Cranberry, Pecan and Honey Torte

Sorry for the lack of posts lately - We've had a busy summer with lots of camping, birthday parties, weddings, etc. I have started a new business of sorts - making cookies and cupcakes for showers, parties, etc. I will try to blog those very soon.

This recipe is another that I made up based on something I got from a grocery store. It is a great appetizer and is super simple.


Cranberry, Pecan, and Honey Torte

2 8-oz blocks of cream cheese (I use the 1/3 less fat kind) room temperature
2/3 cup dried cranberries
2/3 cup sweetened pecans (I find these by the salad dressing and croutons)
1 Tbsp Honey
1/4 cup packed brown sugar

Beat cream cheese, sugar and honey in stand mixer or with hand mixer. Then by hand, stir in 1/3 cup each cranberries and pecans.

Line a bowl or plastic container with wax paper - I used a 4 cup rectangular tupperware container. Mix together remaining cranberries and pecans and spread in bottom of paper lined dish. Add the cream cheese mixture to the top. Refrigerate for 1-2 hours. Put a plate on the top of the container it's stored in and flip over so the layer of pecans/cranberries is on top. Serve with Wheat Thins or other crackers or breads.


  1. If you don't mind my asking all this time later, was the original torte you got from Dierbergs? I moved to FL from St. Louis and dearly miss their honey pecan craisin torte; I've been searching everywhere for a recipe for it! Definitely going to give this one a try!

  2. Yep! It's a Dierberg's knockoff. It's very close to their version. Enjoy!

  3. Yaaaay! Thanks so much for figuring it out! I can't wait to try it.

  4. The recipe ingredients say maple syrup, not brown sugar, spouse it works well either way. I appreciate the measures, thanks.

  5. Does the brown sugar make it too sweet?