Thursday, February 24, 2011

Sweet Basil Cheesecake

Ok, so this isn't the most heart healthy recipe but...... OMG it is delectable! At a girls night out dinner last month, one of my friend's brought this to share.It is an hor dourve that is served with crackers and fruit.It is to die for! I am a cheesecake fanatic; it is definitely one of my favorite things, but Basil cheesecake? Who knew! This recipe requires a spring form pan just as most cheesecakes do, but this one is ever so tiny.4.5 inches. I am sure you can buy these online.My friend was kind enough to pick up one for me in Atlanta.
This delicous and savory hor dourve would be perfect if you are having an Oscar party this weekend.with some great vino!
It's soo little. 4.5 inches

I had to have a cheese dome. 2.50 thrift store find.


1/2cup whole milk ricotta cheese
1/2 cup cream cheese
1/2 cup goat cheese
1Tablespoon Sugar
1 Teaspoon salt
1 egg
1 egg yolk
1 pkge fresh basil

(1)Process ricotta in food processor till creamy. Add cream cheese and goat cheese. Process till smooth. Add eggs, sugar and salt. Blend well. Chop basil till broken up, add to cheese mixture( do not over process)
(2)Spray the spring form pan w/oil. Pour in cheese mixture. Wrap foil around the bottom of the pan. Bake in water bath for about 50 min.
Preheat oven to 350. and bake. refridgerate several hours before serving. Serve with crackers, and fresh fruit. Before serving brush top with a little olive oil. Will last for 3 days. ENJOY!!

1 comment:

michelle said...

Oh that sounds so good! I LOVE me some cheesecake!! Love your cheese dome, great find!!
Have a wonderful weekend!