Basil Cheesecake

Recipe by Mr. Bill in TN
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READY IN: 4hrs
SERVES: 12
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • Preheat oven to 325F degrees.
  • Butter bottom and sides of 10" spring form pan.
  • Mix bread crumbs and 1/4 cup Parmesan cheese.
  • Sprinkle mixture into pan, turning to coat completely.
  • Mix basil leaves, parsley, oil, salt and garlic in food processor until smooth paste forms, about 2 minutes, scraping sides occasionally.
  • Put ricotta cheese, cream cheese and Parmesan in a mixer bowl and mix until smooth about 2 minutes.
  • Mix in the eggs.
  • Remove about 1/3 of this mixture to a small bowl.
  • Into the original 2/3 cheese mixture, fold in the basil mixture until well blended.
  • Pour the basil mixture into the prepared pan and carefully spread an even layer of the cheese mixture on top.
  • Sprinkle with pine nuts.
  • Set pan on a baking sheet.
  • Bake 1 1/2 hours.
  • Turn oven off and cool cheesecake about 1 hour with the oven door slightly ajar.
  • Transfer to a rack and cool completely.
  • Serve at room temperature, or slightly warmed.
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