Smoked Salmon Cheesecake
smoked salmon cheesecake

Smoked Salmon Cheesecake

Rich, creamy cheesecake doesn’t have to be sweet. This savory version makes a great appetizer for your next gathering.

The Story Behind the Recipe
32
servings
30 min
PREP TIME
04 hrs 15 min
TOTAL TIME

Ingredients

Crust

12 ounces (1 cup) rye whole wheat or whole wheat crackers, crushed

1/4 cup Land O Lakes® Butter melted

Filling

2 (8-ounce) packages cream cheese, softened

2 large Land O Lakes® Eggs

1 tablespoon lemon juice

1 teaspoon freshly grated lemon zest

2 teaspoons Dijon-style mustard

2 teaspoons dried dill weed

8 ounces (2 cups) smoked salmon, skinned removed, boned, finely flaked

1/4 cup sliced green onion

 

Fresh dill springs, if desired

Serve With

Sliced breads , if desired

Crackers, if desired

Sliced cucumbers, if desired

How to make

  1. STEP 1

    Heat oven to 350°F.

  2. STEP 2

    Combine all crust ingredients in bowl; stir until well mixed. Press onto bottom of ungreased 9-inch springform pan.

  3. STEP 3

    Beat cream cheese in bowl at medium speed, scraping bowl often, until creamy. Add eggs; continue beating until well mixed. Add lemon juice, lemon zest, mustard and dill weed. Continue beating until well mixed.

  4. STEP 4

    Stir salmon and onions into cream cheese mixture; spread evenly over crust. Bake 30-35 minutes or until set 3 inches from edge of pan. Cool 15 minutes; remove side of springform pan. Cool on rack 1 hour. Loosely cover; refrigerate at least 2 hours until firm.

  5. STEP 5

    Garnish with fresh dill sprigs at serving time, if desired. Serve with sliced breads or crackers and cucumbers, if desired. Store refrigerated.

Tip #1

- If you don’t have a springform pan, line a (9-inch) round baking pan with aluminum foil, extending foil over pan edges. Remove cheesecake using foil ends.

Tip #2

- To quickly crush crackers for crust, place into food processor bowl fitted with metal blade. Pulse, a few seconds at a time, until the crackers form fine crumbs.

Nutrition

90Calories
8Fat (mg)
35Cholesterol (mg)
230Sodium (mg)
3Carbohydrates (g)
0Dietary Fiber
3Protein (g)

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  December 11, 2009

Of course it is Friday and a perfect day to do a trial run of this! And all I can say is YUMMY! Will definately be on our holiday munchie table! Thanks

— says Micki
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