*  Exported from  MasterCook  *
 
                              SOUTHWEST TORTE
 
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 Serving Size  : 6    Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Mexican                          Cheese/eggs
 
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
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    1       c            Cheddar Cheese -- Shredded
      1/4   c            Ripe Olives -- Sliced
    4                    Bacon Slices -- *
      1/2   c            Red Bell Pepper -- Chopped
      1/2   c            Corn -- Whole Kernel
    3                    Eggs -- Large
    1 1/2   c            Half & Half -- Light Cream
      1/4   ts           Red Pepper -- Ground
                         -----CORNMEAL PASTRY-----
    1       c            Unbleached Flour
      1/3   c            Cornmeal -- Yellow
    1       tb           Oregano Leaves -- Dried
      1/2   ts           Salt
      1/2   c            Shortening -- Vegetable
                         Cold Water
 
   *  Bacon should be crisply cooked and crumbled.
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   ~----------------- Place the oven rack in the lowest
   position.  Heat the oven to 450 degrees F.  Prepare
   Cornmeal Pastry; gather into a ball.  Press in the
   bottom and 2-inches up the sides of an ungreased
   springform pan, 9 X 3-inches in size. Sprinkle cheese,
   olives, bacon, bell pepper and corn in the pastry
   lined pan.  Beat eggs slightly, beat in remianing
   ingredients.  Pour into the springform pan.  Bake
   uncovered on the lowest oven rack for 20 minutes.
   Reduce the oven temperature to 300 degrees F.  Bake
   until a knife inserted into the center comes out
   clean, about 30 minutes longer. Let the torte stand
   for 10 minutes before cutting. CORNMEAL PASTRY: Mix
   flour, cornmeal, oregano and salt in a small bowl; cut
   in the shortening until the particles are the sixe of
   fine crumbs.  Sprinkle in the water, 1 Tbls at a time,
   tossing with a fork until the flour is moistened and
   pastry almost cleans the sides of the bowl (add 1 to 2
   teaspoons of water if necessary).
  
 
 
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