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Savory Basil Cheesecake Appetizer

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Ingredients

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1/2 c Light mayonnaise
1 oz Blue cheese
1 1/2 c Grated Parmesan cheese
1/2 c Almonds; (optional) toasted
2 Garlic; chopped
3 tb almonds; Slivered
1 lb Ricotta cheese
1 c Italian style breadcrumbs
1 c Basil leaves; packed
2 tb Fresh chives; (optional)
3 tb Unsalted butter; melted

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Preparation

Prep: 15 min, plus chilling time. Combine crumbs and butter in a bowl. Press into bottom of a lightly greased 8 or 9 inch springform pan. Chill. Combine basil, garlic and mayonnaise in food processor or blender until smooth. Set aside. Beat together 3 cheeses in a mixing bowl until well blended. Beat in reserved basil mixture. Spread mixture over crust, pressing and smoothing top. Chill at least 8 hours or overnight. When ready to serve, remove sides of pan and place cake on a platter. Press chopped toasted almonds onto sides of cheesecake, if desired. To garnish top of cheesecake, make `flower with slivered almonds and chive stems, if desired. Serve with assorted crackers, vegetable slices and toasts. Tip: Mascarpone cheese may be substituted for the ricotta for a smoother, milder flavor. For more cheese flavor, substitute half the Parmesan with Asiago cheese. Posted to recipelu-digest by molony on Feb 22, 1998

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