Cajun Crab Cheesecake

Pick up traditional spicy-hot Bayou seasonings in this surprising appetizer, with and easy canned crab meat filling in a bread-crumb crust.

  • prep time 20 min
  • total time 5 hr 50 min
  • ingredients 12
  • servings 16

Ingredients

Crust

1 3/4
cups Progresso™ Plain Bread Crumbs
2
teaspoons dried salt-free Cajun seasoning
1/2
cup butter, melted

Filling

2
(8-oz.) pkg. cream cheese, softened
2
oz. (1/2 cup) shredded fresh Parmesan cheese
1
tablespoon dried salt-free Cajun seasoning
2
teaspoons prepared horseradish
1/4
cup dry sherry
2
eggs
2
(6-oz.) cans crabmeat, well drained
1/4
to 1/2 teaspoon hot pepper sauce
1
tablespoon diced red bell pepper
  • 1 Heat oven to 325°F. In medium bowl, combine all crust ingredients; mix well. Press in bottom and 1 inch up sides of ungreased 9-inch springform pan.
  • 2 In large bowl, combine cream cheese, Parmesan cheese, 1 tablespoon Cajun seasoning and horseradish; beat with electric mixer at medium speed until smooth. Add sherry; beat well. Beat mixture at high speed for 2 minutes. Add eggs, 1 at a time, beating well after each addition. Stir in crabmeat and hot pepper sauce just until combined. Pour into crust-lined pan.
  • 3 Bake at 325°F. for 50 to 60 minutes or until filling is set. Cool in pan on wire rack for 30 minutes. Cover; refrigerate at least 4 hours and up to 24 hours before serving.
  • 4 Just before serving, remove sides of pan; place cheesecake on serving platter. Garnish with bell pepper. Serve immediately, or let stand at room temperature for about 30 minutes before serving. If desired, serve with assorted crackers.
  • Nutrition Information

    NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

    Serving Size: 1/16 of Recipe
    Calories
    240
    (
    Calories from Fat
    160),
    % Daily Value
    Total Fat
    18g
    18%
    (Saturated Fat
    11g,
    11%
    ),
    Cholesterol
    95mg
    95%;
    Sodium
    360mg
    360%;
    Total Carbohydrate
    10g
    10%
    (Dietary Fiber
    0g
    0%
      Sugars
    2g
    2%
    ),
    Protein
    10g
    10%
    ;
    % Daily Value*:
    Vitamin A
    18%;
    Vitamin C
    0%;
    Calcium
    12%;
    Iron
    8%;
    Exchanges:
    1/2 Starch; 1 Lean Meat; 3 Fat;
    Carbohydrate Choices:
    1/2
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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