*  Exported from  MasterCook  *
 
                           BACON-ONION CHEESECAKE
 
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 Serving Size  : 12   Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Appetizers
 
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
 --------  ------------  --------------------------------
      2/3   c            Stone-ground wheat cracker
                         - crumbs
      1/3   c            Walnuts, finely chopped
    2       tb           Butter, softened
    8       sl           Bacon
      1/2   c            Onion, chopped
    1       tb           Bacon drippings
   24       oz           Cream cheese, softened
    3                    Eggs, beaten
      1/2   ts           Cayenne Pepper
      1/4   ts           Garlic powder
                         Parsley sprig
                         Shredded carrot
                         Carrot Curl
 
   Combine cracker crumbs, walnuts & butter until well blended. Press crumbs
   evenly on bottom of springform pan. Bake in pre-heated 350øF oven 10
   minutes.  Cool on rack. Fry bacon until crisp, then crumble. Saute onion in
   drippings until tender and set aside.  Beat cream cheese. Gradually add
   eggs, garlic powder & cayenne. Beat until smooth. Stir in bacon and onions.
   Spoon mixture into pan.  Spread level.  Bake 45 to 60 minutes or until
   cheesecake is almost set and cracks on top. Cool completely. Store in
   refrigerator covered with plastic wrap.  Just before serving at room temp.,
   remove sides of pan.  Garnish with circle of shredded carrot to edge. Place
   carrot curl in center with sprig of parsley. Serve with crackers or carrot
   slices.
  
 
 
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