Smoked Salmon Cheesecake

Add a bold splash of color to this savory cheesecake with red caviar, chopped red bell pepper or chopped seeded tomatoes. This fabulous appetizer can be made up to 48 hours ahead of time.

  • prep time 30 min
  • total time 4 hr 20 min
  • ingredients 12
  • servings 36

Ingredients

Buttery Cracker Crust

1
cup crushed buttery crackers (about 24 crackers)
3
tablespoons butter or margarine, melted

Cheesecake

2
packages (8 oz each) cream cheese, softened
1/4
cup whipping (heavy) cream
2
large eggs
1/4
teaspoon salt
1 1/2
cups shredded Gouda cheese (6 ounces)
4
medium green onions, sliced (1/4 cup)
1
package (4.5 oz) smoked salmon, flaked
2
medium green onions, sliced (2 tablespoons), if desired
2
tablespoons red caviar, if desired
Pumpernickel crackers, if desired
  • 1 Heat oven to 375°F. In small bowl, stir crust ingredients until well mixed. Press evenly in bottom of 9-inch springform pan. Bake about 8 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 salt; beat until smooth. Stir in Gouda cheese, green onions and salmon until well mixed. Spoon evenly over crust in pan.
  • 3 Bake 45 to 50 minutes or until center is set. Run knife around edge of cheesecake to loosen. Cool completely at room temperature, about 1 hour. Cover and refrigerate at least 2 hours but no longer than 48 hours.
  • 4 Remove side of pan. Place cheesecake on serving platter. Top with 2 tablespoons green onions and the caviar. Cut into wedges. Serve with crackers.
  • Nutrition Information

    NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

    Serving Size: 1 Serving
    Calories
    90
    (
    Calories from Fat
    70),
    % Daily Value
    Total Fat
    8g
    8%
    (Saturated Fat
    4 1/2g,
    4 1/2%
    Trans Fat
    0g
    0%
    ),
    Cholesterol
    35mg
    35%;
    Sodium
    150mg
    150%;
    Total Carbohydrate
    2g
    2%
    (Dietary Fiber
    0g
    0%
      Sugars
    0g
    0%
    ),
    Protein
    3g
    3%
    ;
    % Daily Value*:
    Vitamin A
    6%;
    Vitamin C
    0%;
    Calcium
    4%;
    Iron
    0%;
    Exchanges:
    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; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1 Fat;
    Carbohydrate Choices:
    0
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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