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Savory Crab Cheesecake

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Ingredients
For crust
  Italian dry bread crumbs 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Shredded parmesan cheese 1 Ounce (1/4 Cup)
  Butter 2 Tablespoon, melted
For filling
  Cream cheese 20 Ounce, softened
  Finely chopped green onions 2 Tablespoon (Use 2 Medium Sized)
  Creole seasoning 1 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Sugar 1 Teaspoon
  Ground mustard 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Ground red pepper 1 Dash
  Whipping cream 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Cocktail sauce 1 Tablespoon
  Worcestershire sauce 1 Teaspoon
  Red pepper sauce 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Eggs 4
  Canned crabmeat 6 Ounce, drained (1 Can)
Garnish and serve with:
  Fresh sage leaves 6
  Cocktail sauce 2 Tablespoon
  Assorted crackers 1 Cup (16 tbs)
For cookies
  Granulated sugar 2 Tablespoon
  Butter/Margarine 1 Cup (16 tbs), softened
  Cream cheese 8 Ounce, softened (1 Package)
  All-purpose flour 2 Cup (32 tbs)
  Finely chopped dates 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Finely chopped pistachio nuts 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Granulated sugar 1⁄3 Cup (5.33 tbs)
  Ground cinnamon 2 Teaspoon
  Butter 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs), softened
  Powdered sugar 1 Tablespoon (For Topping)
Directions

GETTING READY
1) Preheat oven hot to 350°F.

MAKING
2) In small bowl add crust ingredients and mix together.
3) Press mixture at the base of ungreased 8- or 9-inch springform pan.
4) Bake for 5 to 9 minutes.
5) In a large bowl add all filling ingredients except eggs and crabmeat. Beat with electric mixer on medium speed.
6) Beat in 1 egg at a time.
7) Mix the crabmeat.
8) Pour the filling over partially baked crust.
9) Bake for 60 to 70 minutes longer for 8-inch pan and 40 to 50 minutes for 9-inch pan.
10) Let stand to cool for 30 minutes.
11) Using a small metal spatula or knife, loosen edges of cheesecake.
12) Cool for 30 minutes.
13) Refrigerate for at least 2 hours before serving.

SERVING
14) Before serving, remove side of pan and place cheesecake on serving platter.
15) Place sage around outer edge.
16) Serve with cocktail sauce and crackers.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Medium
Course: 
Appetizer
Method: 
Baked
Interest: 
Holiday, Party
Ingredient: 
Crab
Preparation Time: 
50 Minutes
Cook Time: 
70 Minutes
Ready In: 
0 Minutes

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