Gorgonzola Cheesecake with Toasted Walnuts

Enjoy these gorgonzola cheesecakes with toasted walnuts – a distinctive appetizer!

  • Prep Time 20 min
  • Total Time 5 hr 5 min
  • Servings 32

Ingredients

1/4
cup ground walnuts
2
packages (8 ounces each) cream cheese, softened
2
eggs
1/2
cup sour cream
1
cup crumbled Gorgonzola cheese (4 ounces)
3/4
teaspoon coarsely ground pepper
1/2
cup chopped toasted walnuts
Assorted crackers, if desired

  • 1 Heat oven to 325º. Line outside of springform pan, 9x3 inches with heavy-duty aluminum foil. Spray inside of pan with cooking spray; sprinkle ground walnuts over bottom.
  • 2 Beat cream cheese in large bowl with electric mixer on medium speed until smooth. Add eggs; beat just until smooth. Stir in sour cream, cheese and pepper just until blended. Spoon evenly over walnuts in pan.
  • 3 Place springform in large roasting pan; pour hot water into roasting pan until one-fourth full. Bake uncovered 40 to 45 minutes or until center is almost set. Remove cheesecake from roasting pan. Run knife around edge of cheesecake to loosen. Cool completely at room temperature, about 2 hours. Cover and refrigerate at least 2 hours but no longer than 48 hours. Remove side of pan. Garnish with toasted walnuts. Cut into wedges. Serve with crackers.

Expert Tips

Be sure not to overmix the cheesecake batter. Overmixing creates air bubbles in the batter, which make the cheesecake crack.

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Arrange whole toasted walnuts on the center of the cheesecake, and sprinkle chopped toasted walnuts over the remainder of the cake.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
105
(
Calories from Fat
90),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
10g
10%
(Saturated Fat
5g,
5%
),
Cholesterol
35mg
35%;
Sodium
110mg
110%;
Total Carbohydrate
1g
1%
(Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
),
Protein
3g
3%
;
% Daily Value*:
Iron
1%;
Exchanges:
2 Fat;
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.