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  • Ham and Asparagus Cheesecake by SeansMom

    SeansMom - Posted January 23, 2004 09:52 AM

    I haven't tried this yet, but thought someone might like to for a party buffet. It looks incredibly delish!

    Ham and Asparagus Cheesecake
    *Makes a 9-inch cheesecake, about 24 appetizers servings

    1 sleeve round buttery crackers, crushed
    6 Tlsp. butter or margarine, melted
    1 8oz. cream cheese, softened
    3 large eggs
    1 8oz. sour cream
    1/4 cup all-purpose flour
    1/4 tsp. pepper
    2 cups shredded swiss cheese
    1 1/4 cup diced cooked ham
    2 {10 1/2-ozs} cans asparagus pieces, drained and chopped
    4 green onions, minced
    Garnishes-chopped green onions, cooked asparagus tips

    STIR together cracker crumbs and melted butter, and press into bottom of a 9-inch springform pan.
    BAKE crumb mixture at 350 for 10 minutes. Cool. Reduce oven temperature to 300.
    BEAT cream cheese at medium speed 2-3 minutes until light and fluffy.
    ADD eggs, 1 at a time beating well. Add sour cream, flour and pepper. Stir in swiss cheese.
    POUR one third of cheese mixture prepared pan, sprinkle evenly with ham.
    POUR half of remaining cheese mixture evenly over ham, sprinkle with asparagus and onions. Top evenly with remaining cheese mixture.
    BAKE at 300 for 1 hour or until center of cake is set. Turn off oven and let cake stand in oven 1 hour with door partially open. Cover and chill, if desired. Garnish if desired.
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