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Creole Shrimp & Crab Cheesecake Recipe
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Creole Shrimp & Crab Cheesecake Recipe

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We live on the beach and love to eat seafood. A stay-at-home mom, I also love to experiment in the kitchen. I came up with this savory spread as a special appetizer.—Christy Hughes, Sunset Beach, North Carolina
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. Bake: 1 hour + chilling
MAKES:24 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. Bake: 1 hour + chilling
MAKES: 24 servings

Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup dry bread crumbs
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1/2 teaspoon dill weed
  • 2 tablespoons butter, melted
  • CHEESECAKE:
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 medium sweet red pepper, finely chopped
  • 1 small onion, finely chopped
  • 1 medium carrot, finely chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoon dill weed
  • 1/2 teaspoon Creole seasoning
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 3 packages (8 ounces each) cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 1 tablespoon sherry or additional cream
  • 4 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1 pound peeled and deveined cooked small shrimp, chopped
  • 2 cans (6 ounces each) lump crabmeat, drained
  • 1 cup (4 ounces) shredded Gouda cheese
  • SAUCE:
  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • 2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
  • 1/2 teaspoon Creole seasoning
  • Assorted crackers

Nutritional Facts

1 slice (calculated without crackers) equals 283 calories, 24 g fat (11 g saturated fat), 137 mg cholesterol, 411 mg sodium, 5 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 12 g protein.

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350°. In a small bowl, mix bread crumbs, Parmesan cheese and dill; stir in butter. Press onto bottom of a greased 9-in. springform pan. Place pan on a baking sheet.
  2. For cheesecake, in a large skillet, heat butter over medium-high heat. Add red pepper, onion and carrot; cook and stir until tender. Stir in seasonings. Cool slightly.
  3. In a large bowl, beat cream cheese, cream and sherry until smooth. Add eggs; beat on low just until combined. Fold in vegetable mixture, shrimp, crab and Gouda cheese. Pour over crust.
  4. Bake 60-65 minutes or until center is almost set. Cool on a wire rack 10 minutes. Loosen sides from pan with a knife. Cool 1 hour longer. Refrigerate overnight, covering when completely cooled.
  5. In a small bowl, mix mayonnaise, mustard and Creole seasoning. Remove rim from springform pan. Serve cheesecake with sauce and crackers. Yield: 24 servings.
Editor's Note: The following spices may be substituted for 1 teaspoon Creole seasoning: 1/4 teaspoon each salt, garlic powder and paprika; and a pinch each of dried thyme, ground cumin and cayenne pepper.
Originally published as Creole Shrimp & Crab Cheesecake in Taste of Home Christmas Annual Annual 2014

Nutritional Facts

1 slice (calculated without crackers) equals 283 calories, 24 g fat (11 g saturated fat), 137 mg cholesterol, 411 mg sodium, 5 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 12 g protein.

Light-Bodied White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a light-bodied white wine such as Sauvignon Blanc or Pinot Grigio.

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Reviewed Oct. 28, 2014

"I love this savory cheesecake. It is has a great taste and will be a hit at any party you take it to."

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Reviewed Sep. 14, 2014

"I've been making a lot of cheesecakes lately. I wanted to find one different from the rest. I've also always been a seafood. This brings two of my together.

Some friends have said, "seafood and cheesecake don't go together." I await their taste test. My own verdict: Absolutely awesome!!"

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