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    Southwestern Cheesecake

    Southwestern Cheesecake. Photo by pines506

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    3 hrs 20 mins

    20 mins

    3 hrs

    pines506's Note:

    This is great appetizer cheesecake. Feeds a bunch. Serve it with tortilla chips and celery sticks. Cook time includes chill time.

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    1. 1
      Preheat oven to 325.
    2. 2
      Stir together chips and margarine and press into a 9-inch springform pan.
    3. 3
      Bake for 15 minutes.
    4. 4
      Beatg cream cheese and eggs in large bowl at medium speed until well blended.
    5. 5
      Stir in the co-jack cheese and the chilis and pour over crust.
    6. 6
      Bake for 30 minutes.
    7. 7
      Cool completely.
    8. 8
      Spread sour cream over cheese cake and sprinkle on toppings.
    9. 9
      Chill 1-2 hours.
    10. 10
      Remove from cake pan after chilling.
    11. 11
      Let sit out to"soften" a little or you'll break your tortilla chips!
    12. 12
      before serving.
    13. 13
      Serve on platter surrounded by tortilla chips and celery sticks.

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    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on November 12, 2008


      Rave reviews from family & friends. I find it makes way more than 8-10 servings. Maybe 16-20+. You can cut way back on the fat using 1/3 less fat cream cheese, or 8oz 1/3 less fat + 8 oz fat free cream cheese. That plus low fat cream cheese still tastes awesome! I get requests for it all the time.

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    • on June 25, 2005


      This is outstanding. I made this appetizer for a progressive dinner type thing and everyone raved about it! I think the heat needs to be increased to 350 when you bake the cheese cake mixture. I am a cheese cake Connoisseur and felt it was not quite set.

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    • on October 24, 2011


      This is a great appetizer. It can be made ahead of time and it feeds a lot of people. I have used it several times for dinner parties and for pot-luck events and it is always a hit.
      For those that want a spicier product, add several drops of hot sauce to the cream cheese mix before baking.

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    Nutritional Facts for Southwestern Cheesecake

    Serving Size: 1 (147 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 8

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 433.7
    Calories from Fat 351
    Total Fat 39.0 g
    Saturated Fat 20.8 g
    Cholesterol 149.2 mg
    Sodium 455.8 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 9.1 g
    Dietary Fiber 0.9 g
    Sugars 4.1 g
    Protein 13.4 g

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