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Baby Swiss Appetizer Cheesecake

This beautiful cheesecake appetizer can be refrigerated up to 24 hours before serving, so it's the perfect make-ahead recipe for holidays, game days or special occasions. —Marilyn Edelman, Sabetha, Kansas
  • Total Time
    Prep: 35 min. + cooling Bake: 35 min. + chilling
  • Makes
    24 servings

Ingredients

  • 1-1/2 cups crushed Ritz crackers (about 36 crackers)
  • 3 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 3 packages (8 ounces each) cream cheese, softened
  • 1/4 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 1 tablespoon oil from sun-dried tomatoes
  • 3 large eggs, room temperature, lightly beaten
  • 6 ounces baby Swiss cheese, shredded
  • 1/2 cup oil-packed sun-dried tomatoes, patted dry and thinly sliced
  • 4 green onions, chopped
  • Crackers

Directions

  • Preheat oven to 375°. In a small bowl, mix cracker crumbs and butter. Press onto bottom of a greased 9-in. springform pan. Place pan on a baking sheet. Bake until golden brown, about 10 minutes. Cool on a wire rack. Reduce oven setting to 325°.
  • In a large bowl, beat cream cheese until smooth. Beat in cream and oil. Add eggs; beat on low speed just until blended. Fold in cheese, tomatoes and green onions. Pour over crust. Return pan to baking sheet.
  • Bake until center is almost set, 35-40 minutes. Cool on a wire rack 10 minutes. Loosen sides from pan with a knife. Cool 1 hour longer. Refrigerate overnight, covering when completely cooled.
  • Remove rim from pan. Serve cheesecake with crackers.

Test Kitchen tips
  • This has a mild Swiss cheese flavor, so if you want a more intense cheesy flavor, substitute aged Swiss or Gruyere cheese.
  • Looking to make this a few weeks ahead of time? After baking the cheesecake, let it cool, wrap thoroughly with plastic wrap and freeze. Thaw overnight in the refrigerator.
  • Nutrition Facts
    1 slice: 197 calories, 17g fat (9g saturated fat), 65mg cholesterol, 176mg sodium, 6g carbohydrate (2g sugars, 0 fiber), 5g protein.
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    • Denise
      Aug 1, 2020

      I made this for a party and it was a huge hit. I cut it into small pieces as it is very rich. It was so easy to make and absolutely delicious!