Feta Cheesecak with Herbed Tomato Sauce Cheesecake

housecat posted 12-10-98 8:36 PM

Feta Cheesecake with Herbed Tomato Sauce
(from Creative Ideas for Living)

3/4 cup fine dry bread crumbs
3/4 cup ground walnuts
1/2 tsp dried oregano leaves
1/3 cup butter or marg., melted
3 8 oz pkgs cream cheese, softened
12 oz feta cheese, crumbled
4 eggs
1/3 cup half and half
1/4 to 1/2 tsp hot sauce

Herbed Tomato Sauce:
1 clove garlic, crushed
1/4 cup chopped onion
2 Tbl olive oil
2 14 oz cans plum tomatoes, drained and chopped
1 bay leaf
1/2 tsp dried basil leaves
1/2 tsp dried oregano leaves
1/4 tsp salt
1/2 tsp fresh ground black pepper

Preheat oven to 300.

Combine breadcrumbs, ground walnuts and oregano; add butter; mix well.

Press evenly onto bottom of a 9-inch springform pan. Set aside

Beat cream cheese until fluffy in a large mixing bowl; add feta cheese, beating until smooth.

Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each. Stir in half and half and hot sauce.

Pour mixture into pan.

Bake for 1 hour, or until center is set. Cool 30 minutes on a rack.

Serve warm or cover and refrigerate until thoroughly chilled.

Remove side of pan; garnish with walnut halves if desired.

Serve with Tomato Sauce:
Saute garlic and onion in oil in heavy sauce pan until onion is tender.

Add remaining ingredients; simmer, uncovered, 25 to 30 minutes or until most of liquid evaporates, stirring occasionally.

Remove bay leaf, serve warm.

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