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                         SAVORY SEAFOOD CHEESECAKE
 
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 Serving Size  : 1    Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Appetizers                       Cheesecakes
 
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
 --------  ------------  --------------------------------
                         -Sue Woodward
      1/2   c            Thin wheat crackers -- finely
                         -crushed
    2       tb           Butter -- melted
    1       sm           Onion -- halved
    2       pk           8-oz. cream cheese -- softened
    2       cn           6.5-oz. minced clams, shrimp
                         -or crabmeat -- drained
    2                    Eggs
      1/2   c            Dairy sour cream
      1/3   c            Cheddar cheese -- shredded
    1       tb           Dried dill weed -- crushed
      1/4   ts           Salt
      1/4   ts           Hot pepper sauce
 
   Preheat oven to 300~.  In a small bowl, combine
   cracker crumbs and butter; set aside.  Butter a
   1.1/2-qt. dish or ovenproof mixing bowl; line the
   bottom with a circle of wax paper; butter wax paper;
   set aside. In a food processor fitted with a metal
   blade, finely chop onion. Add cream cheese, clams,
   eggs, sour cream, cheddar cheese, dill, salt and hot
   pepper sauce; process until smooth, about 45 seconds.
   Pour into prepared dish; sprinkle with reserved
   crumbs. Place dish in roasting pan. Transfer to oven;
   fill roasting pan with boiling water to a depth of 2".
   Bake until a knife inserted in cheesecake 1 from
   center comes out clean, about 1 hr. Turn off oven; let
   cheesecake remain in oven for 30 mins. Cool on a wire
   rack to room temp, about 1 hr.  Cover and refrigerate
   until cold, 4 hrs. or overnight.  To unmold, run a
   metal spatula or long knife along edge of pan; invert
   onto serving plate; remove wax paper; garnish with
   lemon slices and dill sprigs, if desired.
   
   Source:  _The Best of Seasonal Celebrations_ by the
   United Dairy Assoc.
  
 
 
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