Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Savory Cheesecake and Crackers

6 Bacon strips, diced
1 large onion, chopped
1 garlic clove, minced
1 carton(15 oz.) ricotta cheese
1/2 c. half-and-half cream
2 Tbs. flour
1/2 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp cayenne pepper
2 eggs, lightly beaten
1/2 c. sliced green onions
  1. In a skillet, cook bacon over medium heat until crisp. Using slotted spoon, remove to paper towels to drain. In the drippings, saute the onion and garlic until tender; remove with slotted spoon.
  2. In large mixing bowl, beat ricotta cheese, cream, flour, salt, and pepper until smooth. Add eggs; beat on low speed just until combined. Stir green onions, sauteed onion and bacon into egg mixture. Pour into greased 8-in. springform pan. Place pan baking sheet.
  3. Bake at 350 degrees for 35-40 minutes or until center is almost set. Cool pan on wire rack for 10 minutes. Run a knife around the edge of the pan to loosen. Remove sides of pan. Serve warm with crackers.

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