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  • Triple Cheese Appetizer Cheesecake by <Roxy>

    Posted by <Roxy> - September 07, 2004 12:57 PM

    Triple Cheese Appetizer Cheesecake

    1 cup crushed sesame crackers
    3 T. margarine or butter, melted
    1 cup ricotta cheese
    4 oz. feta cheese, finely crumbled (1 cup)
    1 (8-oz.) pkg. cream cheese,softened
    2 eggs
    1/2 cup chopped roasted red bell peppers (from 7.25-oz. jar)
    1/3 cup sour cream
    2 T. chopped fresh basil
    1/4 tsp. garlic powder

    1. Heat oven to 350. In medium bowl, combine crushed crackers and margarine; mix well. Place in bottom and 1 1/2 inches up sides of ungreased 9-inch springform pan.

    2. In large bowl, combine ricotta, feta and cream cheese; beat until creamy. Add eggs 1 at a time; beating well after each addition. Stir in all remaining ingredients. Pour mixture into crust-lined pan.

    3. Bake at 350 for 35 to 40 minutes or until center is just about set. Cool 30 minutes.

    4. Loosen edges of cheesecake wtih small metal spatula or knife; cool 30 minutes or until completely cooled. Refrigerate at least 4 hours before serving.
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