Shrimp and Jarlsberg Cheesecake

housecat posted 12-10-98 8:36 PM

Shrimp and Jarlsberg Cheesecake
(from Creative ideas for Living)

2 cups soft breadcrumbs, toasted
1/4 cup butter or marg.,melted
1 small onion, minced
2 Tbl butter or marg., melted
1 clove garlic, minced
2 8 oz pkgs cream cheese, softened
4 eggs
1/2 cup mayonaise
1/3 cup whipping cream
3/4 lb. cooked shrimp, peeled and minced
1 1/4 cups Jarlsberg cheese, shredded (about 5 oz)
1/3 cup minced green bell peppers
1/3 cup minced red bell peppers or pimiento
1 Tbl minced chives
1 tsp white pepper

peeled, cooked shrimp (optional)
pimiento cutouts (optional)
parsley (optional)

Preheat oven to 300.

Combine breadcrumbs and 1/4 cup butter; mix well. Press evenly onto bottom and 1 1/2 inches up sides of a 9-inch springform pan. Chill thoroughly.

Saute onion and garlic in 2 Tbl butter. Set aside.

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

Gradually add mayonaise and cream, beating at low speed just until blended

Stir in remaining ingredients (not garnish) mixing well; pour into prepared pan.

Bake for 1 hour and 20 to 30 minutes or until set. Cool 1 hour on a rack.

Serve or cover and refrigerate until chilled. Garnish with shrimp, pimiento and parsley if desired.
3/4 pound cooked, minced lobster or 3/4 pound cooked, flaked crabmeat may be substituted for shrimp.

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