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Bacon-Cheese Appetizer Pie

I first made this for an open house three years ago and everybody liked it. It's easy to make and tastes delicious. Cheesecake is popular in these parts—it's fun to have it for an appetizer instead of dessert for a change. —Joanie Elbourn, Gardner, Massachusetts
  • Total Time
    Prep: 25 min. Bake: 40 min. + cooling
  • Makes
    20 servings

Ingredients

  • Pastry for a single-crust pie
  • 3 packages (8 ounces each) cream cheese, softened
  • 4 large eggs, room temperature, lightly beaten
  • 1/4 cup 2% milk
  • 1 cup shredded Swiss cheese
  • 1/2 cup sliced green onions
  • 6 bacon strips, cooked and crumbled
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • Assorted crackers

Directions

  • Roll the pastry into a 13-1/2-in. circle. Fit into the bottom and up the sides of an ungreased 9-in. springform pan. Lightly prick the bottom. Bake at 450° for 8-10 minutes or until lightly browned. Cool slightly.
  • In a large bowl, beat cream cheese until fluffy. Add eggs and milk; beat until smooth. Add cheese, onions, bacon, salt, pepper and cayenne; mix well. Pour into the crust.
  • Bake at 350° until set and a knife inserted in the center comes out clean, 40-45 minutes. Cool 20 minutes. Remove sides of pan. Cut into thin slices; serve warm with crackers.
Nutrition Facts
1 slice (calculated without crackers): 136 calories, 10g fat (5g saturated fat), 64mg cholesterol, 191mg sodium, 6g carbohydrate (1g sugars, 0 fiber), 5g protein.

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