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    Cashel Blue Cheesecake With Pickled Pears

    Total Time:

    Prep Time:

    Cook Time:

    3 hrs 30 mins

    2 hrs

    1 hrs 30 mins

    Chocolatl's Note:

    A savory first course. From Carole Norman at Crackpots. Adapted from The New Irish Table. Prep time includes time for the pears to marinate. Cook time includes cooling time.

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    Ingredients:

    Servings:

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    Pickled Pears

    Base

    • 1 1/4 cups crumbs from digestive biscuits (graham crackers may be used, but they are sweeter)
    • 1/2 cup ground walnuts
    • 3/4 cup unsalted butter, melted

    Filling

    For serving

    • 10 ounces mixed salad greens (optional)

    Directions:

    1. 1
      Combine olive oil, vinegar, garlic, salt, pepper and peppercorns in a jar.
    2. 2
      Cover tightly and shake until well-blended.
    3. 3
      Place pears in a glass bowl and pour the dressing over them.
    4. 4
      Cover and refrigerate 2-4 hours.
    5. 5
      Preheat oven to 350°.
    6. 6
      Combine biscuit crumbs and scallions in a small bowl.
    7. 7
      Blend in butter.
    8. 8
      Press into the bottom of a lightly buttered 9" springform pan (or eight 4" springform pans).
    9. 9
      Bake until lightly browned, 8-10 minutes.
    10. 10
      Let cool on a rack for 20 minutes.
    11. 11
      Sprinkle blue cheese over base.
    12. 12
      Place eggs, cream cheese, chives and green onions in a food processor.
    13. 13
      Process until smooth, 10-20 seconds.
    14. 14
      Sprinkle with pepper.
    15. 15
      Spoon over the blue cheese.
    16. 16
      Bake until browned and set, about 25-30 minutes.
    17. 17
      Let cool on a rack for 25-30 minutes.
    18. 18
      Remove sides of pan(s).
    19. 19
      To serve, place slices or individual cheesecakes on a plate, and surround with greens and pears.
    20. 20
      Drizzle some of the pear juice over the greens.

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    Nutritional Facts for Cashel Blue Cheesecake With Pickled Pears

    Serving Size: 1 (257 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 8

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 805.0
     
    Calories from Fat 696
    86%
    Total Fat 77.4 g
    119%
    Saturated Fat 35.3 g
    176%
    Cholesterol 294.9 mg
    98%
    Sodium 632.2 mg
    26%
    Total Carbohydrate 14.5 g
    4%
    Dietary Fiber 1.2 g
    4%
    Sugars 10.4 g
    41%
    Protein 15.5 g
    31%

    The following items or measurements are not included:

    mixed peppercorns

    digestive biscuits

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