Havarti and Sun-Dried Tomato Cheesecake

Havarti and Sun-Dried Tomato Cheesecake

Nestled on a buttery cracker crust, cream cheese takes on the flavor of savory ingredients in this elegant party “dip.”

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1 1/4
cups crushed buttery crackers (about 28 crackers)
tablespoons butter or margarine, melted
packages (8 oz each) cream cheese, softened
cup whipping cream
tablespoon liquid from sun-dried tomatoes
1 1/2
cups shredded Havarti cheese (6 oz)
cup sliced drained sun-dried tomatoes packed in oil and herbs
medium green onions, sliced (1/2 cup)
  1. Heat oven to 375°F. In medium bowl, mix crushed crackers and butter until well blended. Press evenly in bottom of 10-inch springform pan. Bake about 10 minutes or until golden brown.
  2. Reduce oven temperature to 325°F. In large bowl, beat cream cheese with electric mixer on medium speed until smooth. Add whipping cream, eggs and tomato liquid; beat until creamy. Stir in Havarti cheese, tomatoes and onions until well blended. Spoon evenly over crust in pan.
  3. Bake 40 to 45 minutes or until center is set. Run knife around edge of cheesecake to loosen. Cool completely at room temperature. Cover and refrigerate at least 2 hours but no longer than 24 hours. Remove side of pan. To serve, cut cheesecake into thin wedges.
Makes 36 servings
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Did You Know?
Havarti cheese is named for the Danish experimental farm where it was developed. Also referred to as Tilsit, this semisoft, pale yellow cheese has small irregular holes. Young Havarti is mildly flavored; aged Havarti has a sharp, intense flavor.
Special Touch
Make this upscale cheesecake pretty as a picture by garnishing with sprigs of fresh watercress and bits of sun-dried tomato.

Nutrition Information:

1 Serving (1 Serving)
  • Calories 130
    • (Calories from Fat 100),
  • Total Fat 12g
    • (Saturated Fat 7g,
    • Trans Fat 1/2g),
  • Cholesterol 50mg;
  • Sodium 130mg;
  • Total Carbohydrate 3g
    • (Dietary Fiber 0g,
    • Sugars 0g),
  • Protein 3g;
Percent Daily Value*:
    • 0 Starch;
    • 0 Fruit;
    • 0 Other Carbohydrate;
    • 0 Skim Milk;
    • 0 Low-Fat Milk;
    • 0 Milk;
    • 0 Vegetable;
    • 0 Very Lean Meat;
    • 0 Lean Meat;
    • 1/2 High-Fat Meat;
    • 1 1/2 Fat;
    Carbohydrate Choices:
    • 0;
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.