Greek Cheesecake (Savoury)

"A sensational appetizer for your next dinner party."
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Ready In:
1hr 15mins




  • For crust, mix walnuts, zwieback, and butter.
  • Press onto the bottom of a 9-inch springform pan.
  • Preheat oven to 325°F.
  • For filling, in a large bowl beat feta and ricotta cheeses with an electric mixer on medium speed until well combined.
  • Add eggs all at once, beating on low speed until just combined.
  • Stir in sun-dried tomatoes, chopped olives, minced garlic, herbs, pepper, and salt with a spoon.
  • Pour filling into the springform pan, and place on a larger shallow baking pan.
  • Bake 45 to 50 minutes or until the center appears nearly set when shaken.
  • Cool for 15 minutes on a wire rack.
  • Run a spatula around inside of the pan.
  • Cool for 30 minutes more.
  • Remove side of pan.
  • Cover and refrigerate at least 3 hours.
  • At serving time, garnish cheesecake with fresh oregano.
  • This can be made up to 3 days ahead of serving.
  • Bring to room temperature (or close to it).
  • Cut into thin slices and serve alongside a leafy, green salad (various baby lettuces would be good) that has been dressed lightly with a vinaigrette.

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  1. This was pretty good, I sauteed two medium onions and fresh garlic, then added it to the filling ingredients, I also did some amount adjustments, also I added in some cayenne pepper along with the black pepper, all in all it was pretty tasty, thanks for sharing Ev!...Kitten:)
  2. Very pretty and nice texture, but it wasn't as flavorful as I hoped it would be. Not sure where I would go with this. Thanks for posting, though!


<style>body { background: url(""); background-repeat: repeat-y; }</style> OK, here goes. I live in Athens, Greece. I moved out here many, many years ago from Ottawa, Canada - so I am blessed in having two wonderful heritages! I suffer from compulsive obsessive behaviour with regard to food and my psychiatrist thought it would be a good idea to find a 'society' where many have the same problem and try to find a cure. So far, I've copied a couple of thousand recipes from this site and my psychiatrist has thrown the towel in and refuses to answer the phone when I call. What did I do wrong? Got 3 kids that keep me on the go - 10 and under at this point (2008) - I may not get round to updating this for a few years, so you'll have to do your own maths. I teach English full-time and Greek Cookery part-time. I would like to make the cooking part of it full-time and the English Grammar part of it part-time. That's all for now.
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