Tested till perfect One-Bite Bacon Walnut Cheesecakes

One-Bite Bacon Walnut Cheesecakes

These savoury creamy bites have a smoky crisp bacon crunch.

By The Canadian Living Test Kitchen

Source: Canadian Living Magazine: December 2005

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  • Portion size 24

Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup 3/4cupgraham cracker crumbs
  • 3 tbsp 3tbspbutter, melted

Filling:

  • 6 6slices bacon
  • 3 3green oniongreen onions
  • 3 pkg 3pkg(4 oz/125 g each) cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2 cup 1/2cupfinely chopped walnutwalnuts
  • 3 tbs 3tbswhipping cream
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Preparation

Line 8-inch (2 L) square cake pan with parchment paper or foil, leaving overhang for handles; set aside.

In small bowl, mix cracker crumbs with butter; press evenly into prepared pan. Bake in 350°F (180°C) oven for 5 minutes. Let cool. Refrigerate for 30 minutes.

Filling: Meanwhile, in skillet, fry bacon over medium-high heat until crisp, about 5 minutes; drain on paper towel?lined plate. Reserving 2 slices; chop remaining bacon and place in bowl.

Finely chop 2 of the green onions; add to bowl along with cream cheese, walnuts and cream, mashing until combined. Spread evenly over base, smoothing top. Cover with plastic wrap; refrigerate until firm, about 3 hours. (Make-ahead: Refrigerate for up to 2 days.)

Meanwhile, cut reserved bacon into 24 triangles; set aside. Thinly slice remaining green onion on diagonal; place in ice water, cover and refrigerate until curled, about 1 hour. Drain and pat dry.

Holding parchment paper, remove cheesecake from pan. Using sharp knife and wiping clean after each slice, cut into 24 squares. Top each with bacon triangle and green onion curl.
 

Nutritional Information Per piece: about

cal 113 pro 2g total fat 10g sat. fat 5g
carb 4g fibre 0 chol 25mg sodium 108mg

% RDI:

calcium 2 iron 3 vit A 8 folate 4
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