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Bacon-Cheese Appetizer Pie Recipe

Bacon-Cheese Appetizer Pie Recipe

I first made this for an open house 3 years ago and everybody liked it. It's very easy to make and tastes delicious. Cheesecake is popular in these parts - it's fun to have it for an appetizer instead of dessert for a change.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. Bake: 40 min. + cooling YIELD:20 servings

Ingredients

  • Pastry for a single-crust pie
  • 3 packages (8 ounces each) cream cheese, softened
  • 4 large eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 1 cup (4 ounces) shredded Swiss cheese
  • 1/2 cup sliced green onions
  • 6 bacon strips, cooked and crumbled
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • Assorted crackers

Directions

  • 1. Roll the pastry into a 13-1/2 in. circle. Fit into the bottom and up the sides of an ungreased 9-in. springform pan. Lightly prick the bottom. Bake at 450° for 8-10 minutes or until lightly browned. Cool slightly.
  • 2. In a large bowl, beat cream cheese until fluffy. Add eggs and milk; beat until smooth. Add cheese, onions, bacon, salt, pepper and cayenne; mix well. Pour into the crust.
  • 3. Bake at 350° for 40-45 minutes or until a knife inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool 20 minutes. Remove sides of pan. Cut into thin slices; serve warm with crackers. Yield: 20 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 slice (calculated without crackers) equals 136 calories, 10 g fat (5 g saturated fat), 64 mg cholesterol, 191 mg sodium, 6 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 5 g protein.