Cheddar Sausage Cheesecake

housecat posted 12-10-98 8:36 PM

Cheddar Sausage Cheesecake

(from Creative Ideas for Living)

1 1/4 cups butter crackers, crumbs
1/3 cup sharp cheddar cheese (about 3 oz)
1/4 cup butter or marg., melted
1 lb. mild Italian pork sausage
1 medium onion, finely chopped
2 8 oz. pkgs cream cheese, softened
4 eggs
1/4 cup all-purpose flour
8 oz. sour cream
1/2 tsp ground sage
1/4 tsp white pepper
2 cup sharp cheddar cheese, shredded (about 8 oz)

Preheat oven to 350.

Combine first 3 ingredients; mix well. Press evenly onto bottom of a 9-inch springform pan. Set aside.

Remove sausage from casings; crumble into a heavy

Add onion; cook until sausage is browned and onion is tender, stirring to crumble sausage. Drain and cool.

Beat cream cheese until fluffy in a large mixing bowl; add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each.

Add flour, sour cream, sage and pepper; beat at low speed just until smooth and blended.

Stir in two cups cheese and sausage mixture. Pour into pan.

Bake for 15 minutes. Reduce heat to 225* and bake 1 hour and 15 minutes. Cool 30 to 45 minutes on rack.

Remove side of pan. Serve warm.

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