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Savory Appetizer Cheesecake Recipe
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Savory Appetizer Cheesecake Recipe

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I love to experiment with new recipes, and my family is always willing to taste-test. This warm bacon cheesecake is welcome at family get-togethers. —Joy Burke, Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 35 min.
MAKES:16-20 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 35 min.
MAKES: 16-20 servings

Ingredients

  • 6 bacon strips, diced
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1 carton (15 ounces) ricotta cheese
  • 1/2 cup half-and-half cream
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 to 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 2 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1/2 cup sliced green onions
  • Assorted crackers and fresh fruit

Directions

  1. In a skillet, cook bacon over medium heat until crisp. Remove with a slotted spoon to paper towels. In the drippings, saute onion and garlic until tender; remove with a slotted spoon.
  2. In a large bowl, combine the ricotta, cream, flour, salt and cayenne; beat until smooth. Add eggs, beat on low speed just until combined. Set aside 3 tablespoons bacon for garnish. Stir in green onions, sauteed onion and remaining bacon into egg mixture. Pour into greased 8-in. springform pan. Place on a baking sheet.
  3. Bake at 350° for 35-40 minutes or until center is almost set. Cool pan on a wire rack for 10 minutes. Sprinkle with reserved bacon. Serve warm with crackers and fruit. Refrigerate leftovers. Yield: 16-20 servings.
Originally published as Savory Appetizer Cheesecake in Taste of Home's Holiday & Celebrations Cookbook Annual 2001, p22


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wrenjen523 User ID: 7407554 33173
Reviewed Mar. 9, 2014

"I over did it a bit with the garlic and cayenne pepper but I disliked the consistency and the lack of bacon. We didn't seem to spread it on the crackers. I think I'll use more bacon and bake it longer if I use it again. :/"

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loudone User ID: 5847775 204580
Reviewed Feb. 23, 2014

"I took this recipe to a neighbor get together last night. Interestingly, my friends seemed to love it, but, my husband and I thought it was bland tasting with a fluffy consistency...not good on crackers. I won't make this again. There are much better recipes out there to choose from. Sorry TOH!"

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Gina23 User ID: 47869 51518
Reviewed Nov. 19, 2009

"Absolutely delicious! I've made this several times over the years. Smooth and savory, an elegant dish to impress your guests."

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