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Old 11-30-2004, 01:33 PM   #1
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Bacon Onion Cheesecake

Many people forget that cheesecakes can also be savory and are great appetizers or side dishes.

Bacon Onion Cheesecake
2/3 c Stone-ground wheat cracker crumbs (Wheat thins work well)
1/3 c Walnuts, finely chopped, toasted
2 tb Butter, softened
8 slices Bacon, cooked, crumbled, drippings reserved
1/2 c Onion, chopped
1 tb Bacon drippings
24 oz Cream cheese, softened
3 Eggs, beaten
1/2 ts Cayenne pepper
1/4 ts Garlic powder
Parsley sprigs
Shredded carrot

Preheat oven to 350F
1.Combine cracker crumbs, walnuts & butter until well blended. Press crumbs evenly on bottom of springform pan. Bake crust for 10 minutes. Cool on rack.
2.Saute onion in reserved drippings until tender and set aside.
3.Beat cream cheese until smooth. Gradually add eggs, garlic powder & cayenne. Beat until smooth. Stir in bacon and onions.
4.Spoon mixture into pan. Spread with a knife to level. Bake for 45-60 minutes or until cheesecake is almost set but still slightly jiggly in the middle. Cool completely. Store in refrigerator covered with plastic wrap until serving.
5.Before serving, allow cheesecake to rest to room temperature, Remove sides of pan. Garnish with circle of shredded carrot at the edge and parsley sprigs in the middle.


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Old 12-07-2004, 10:27 PM   #3
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Mmmm sounds really good but man, i can just hear my arteries clanging shut.
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Yeah, it is a valve-closer. But oh it is so good! Maybe you could make yourself feel better by using turkey bacon, low fat cream cheese, and Eggbeaters - HA!
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