Posted by <Roxy> - September 07, 2004 11:47 AM

Green Chili Cheesecake Spread

1/4 cup unseasoned dry bread crumbs
1/2 cup sour cream
2 (8-oz.) pkg. cream cheese, softened
1 (5-oz.) jar pasteurized process cheese spread
1 (2.5-oz.) pkg. taco seasoning mix
2 eggs
1 (4.5-oz.) can chopped green chiles
1 (2.5-oz.) jar diced pimento, drained

1. Heat oven to 350. Grease bottom and 1-inch up sides of 10-inch springform pan. Sprinkle bread crumbs in bottom of greased pan; tilt pan to coat sides with crumbs. Shake pan to coat bottom with crumbs.

2. In large bowl, combine sour cream, cream cheese, cheese spread, taco seasoning mix and eggs; beat until smooth. Fold in chiles and pimientos until well blended. Spoon into crumb-lined pan; spread evenly.

3. Bake at 350 for 30 to 35 minutes or until center is set. Cool about 1 hour or until completely cooled.

4. To serve, carefully remove sides of pan; place base of pan and cheesecake on serving plate. Serve with tortilla chips for dipping or crakers for spreading. Store in refrigerator.