*  Exported from  MasterCook II  *
 
                              Crab  Cheesecake
 
 Recipe By     : 
 Serving Size  : 1    Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : New Text Import
 
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
 --------  ------------  --------------------------------
    1      Cup           Ritz Crackers -- crushed
    3      Tablespoons   Butter -- melted
    2      8 Oz Pkgs     Cream Cheese
    3      Medium        Egg
      1/4  Cup           Sour Cream
    1      Teaspoon      Lemon Juice
    2      Teaspoons     Onion -- grated
      1/2  Teaspoon      Old Bay Seasoning
    1      Drop          Tabasco Sauce
      1/8  Teaspoon      Black Pepper
    1      Cup           Crab Meat
 
 1.  Make cracker crust to line bottom of a 9 inch spring form pan
 with  1 cup crushed Ritz crackers and 3 tablespoons melted butter.  2.  Bake
 10 minutes at 350 degrees.  
 3.  Set aside to cool.  Turn  oven down to 325 degrees.  
 4.  To make filling, use electric mixer  to beat until fluffy:  2 (8 ounces)
 packages cream cheese, 3  medium eggs, and 1/4 cup sour cream.  
 5.  Add to the mixture:  1  teaspoon fresh lemon juice, 2 teaspoon grated
 onion,     1/2  teaspoon Old Bay seasoning, 1 drop Tabasco, and 1/8 teaspoon
 freshly ground black pepper.  
 6.  Stir in 1 cup regular crab meat.  Pick  it over well, shredding it while
 removing the shell. 
 7.  Mix  well.  Pour into cooled crust. 
 8.  Bake 50 minutes at 325 degrees  until cake is set.  
 9.  Remove from oven.  Run knife around edge of  cake, loosening it from
 side of pan.  Cool on wire rack.
 10.  Remove sides of pan.  Spread the cake with 1/2 cup sour cream.  This
 cake is a versatile dish.  Serve it warm for brunch to six people.  When
 cold, serve it with crackers as a canape to 12 or more
 
                    - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -