Savory Crab Cheesecake

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READY IN: 24hrs 35mins
Recipe by Chef Chet

This recipe is a spin off of another appetizer cheesecake recipe by Keen5 (Taco Cheesecake). The crab can be easily replaced with cooked shrimp. Prep time includes overnight refrigeration.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Sprinkle bottom of greased 9-inch spring form pan with cornmeal; set aside.
  2. In mixing bowl, beat cream cheese until smooth.
  3. Add the salt, pepper, sour cream and whole grain mustard.
  4. Stir in the eggs, monterey jack cheese and crab.
  5. Pour over cornmeal.
  6. Place pan on a baking sheet.
  7. Bake at 350 degrees for 30-35 minutes or until center is almost set.
  8. Cool on a wire rack for about 10 minutes.
  9. Carefully run a knife around edge of pan to loosen; cool for 1 hour.
  10. NOTE: top of cheesecake may crack.
  11. Refrigerate overnight.
  12. Remove sides of pan.
  13. Mix topping measurements of diced red onion with sugar salt and red wine vinegar; marinate in refrigerator at least one hour.
  14. Mix the topping measurements of sour cream with chopped chives and spread over top
  15. Drain marinated onions, pat dry with paper towel and sprinkle on top of sour cream.
  16. Serve with assorted crackers.

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