Tuesday, February 2, 2010

In the Kitchen: Havarti Cheesecake Appetizer

I've been doing a lot of cooking and not as much Crafting lately, but I promise that will change soon! With Superbowl Sunday coming up, I just had to share this delicious appetizer that I'll be taking to the party we are attending. It's easy, it makes a ton and it's a crowd pleaser. You will find a link to a printable recipe card at the end of this post.

three 8 oz packages of cream cheese, softened
1/4 cup heavy whipping cream
3 eggs
6 oz Havarti cheese, shredded
1/2 cup sun dried tomatoes (packed in oil), sliced
1 tbsp liquid from sun dried tomatoes
8 green onions, sliced
1 1/4 cup (about 28) crushed butter crackers (Ritz)
3 tbsp butter or margarine

To make the crust, mix crumbs and butter until well blended. Press evenly into the bottom of a 10" spring form pan. Bake about 10 min at 375° until golden brown. Set aside and reduce oven heat to 325°.

In a large bowl, beat the cream cheese until smooth. Add whipping cream, eggs and tomato liquid. Beat until creamy. Add havarti cheese, tomatoes and onion and stir until blended.

Spoon evenly over crust and bake 40-45 minutes or until center is set. Run knife around edges to loosen cheesecake. Cool completely at room temperature, cover and refrigerate for at least 2 hours.

Serve with crackers and enjoy! By the way, when I said this makes a ton, I mean it! I made this for a party Christmas and had enough left for New Years plus more leftovers! But it stores well in the fridge and we ate it for over two weeks.

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Sydney said...

Definitely trying this one out on everyone on Sunday.

Nicole said...

What if I don't have a springform pan?

Myy said...

This looks delicious! I wish I could eat dairy . . .

Mademoiselle Bagatelles said...

mmm That looks good! Anything with sundried tomatoes will win my heart:)

Som's Studio said...

Wow, that sounds delicious! I am hungry just looking at the picture!

Dames & Dollies said...

Wow, this looks so good!

Amy Marshall said...

Printing the rec. card right now! I love havarti so I'm sure this will be a winner. Thanks for taking the time to share this with us!

NimiJewelry said...

that sounds soooooo good! thanks for sharing :)

Sleepy Moon Design said...

OK... wow and YUM!!!