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Blue Cheesecake

No recipe image available.Serve this savory cheesecake at room temperature, cut into wedges or as a spread for crackers.

Recipe Ingredients:

1 1/2 tablespoons butter, softened
3 tablespoons dry bread crumbs
2 tablespoons grated Wisconsin Parmesan cheese
8 ounces bacon slices
1/2 cup finely chopped onion
3 (8-ounce) packages cream cheese, softened
1 (3-ounce) package cream cheese, softened
2 cups (8 ounces) crumbled Wisconsin Blue cheese
4 large eggs
1/3 cup whipping cream
1/4 teaspoon hot pepper sauce
1/4 teaspoon salt

Cooking Directions:

  1. Spread butter on bottom and sides of 9 inch springform pan. Sprinkle combined crumbs and cheese in pan, turning to coat sides.
  2. Cook bacon until crisp. Drain bacon, reserving 2 tablespoons fat. Crumble bacon.
  3. Sauté onion in reserved fat; set aside.
  4. Combine cream cheese and blue cheese, mixing at medium speed on electric mixer until fluffy.
  5. Add eggs, one at a time, mixing well after each addition.
  6. Blend in whipping cream, pepper sauce and salt.
  7. Stir in bacon and onions; pour over crust.
  8. Place pan in large baking pan. Place pan on oven rack; carefully pour boiling water into baking pan to 1 1/2-inch depth.
  9. Bake in a preheated oven at 325°F (160°C) for 1 1/2 hours.
  10. Loosen cake from rim of pan, cool before removing rim of pan.
  11. Serve at room temperature, cut into wedges or as a spread for crackers.

Makes 16 servings.

Recipe provided courtesy of Wisconsin Milk Marketing Board, Inc.