Savoury Cheesecake Bites

Author: Canadian Living

Three different fillings provide a variety of tastes and colours. If you prefer one filling only, triple the ingredients for the one you choose.

  • Portion size 60 servings

Ingredients

  • 3/4 cups dry bread crumbs
  • 3 tablespoons butter melted
  • 1 pkg cream cheese softened
  • 2 egg
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon all-purpose flour
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 1 pinch pepper
  • 1 cup sour cream
Peppy Pizza Filling:
  • 2 tablespoons tomato sauce
  • 1 tablespoon freshly grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/4 sweet red pepper finely diced
  • sweet red pepper
Smoked Salmon Filling:
  • 1/3 cup finely chopped smoked salmon (about 2 oz/50 g)
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh dill
  • 2 teaspoons lemon juice
  • fresh dill sprigs
Tex-Mex Filling:
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh coriander
  • 1 tablespoon lime juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger

Method

Spray 5 miniature tart tins generously with nonstick cooking spray or brush evenly with shortening. In bowl, combine bread crumbs and butter until moistened. Press 1 tsp (5 mL) into bottom of each tart tin. Bake in 300°F (150°C) oven for 8 minutes or until toasted and set.

In bowl, beat cream cheese; beat in eggs, 1 at a time. Beat in flour, salt and pepper; beat in sour cream. Divide batter among 3 bowls.

Smoked Salmon Filling: Stir salmon, dill and lemon juice into first bowl.

Peppy Pizza Filling: Stir tomato sauce, Parmesan, basil, oregano and diced red pepper into second bowl.

Tex-Mex Filling: Stir coriander, lime juice, chili powder, cumin and ginger into third bowl.

Spoon 1 tbsp (15 mL) filling over each tart base. Bake in 300°F (150°C) oven for 20 to 25 minutes or just until filling is set. Let cool to room temperature on rack. Cover and refrigerate for at least 2 hours or for up to 24 hours.

Run knife around edge of each cheesecake to loosen; transfer to serving platter. Garnish smoked salmon cheesecakes with fresh dill sprigs. Garnish pizza cheesecakes with red pepper slivers. Let stand at room temperature for 30 minutes before serving.

Nutritional facts Per serving: about

%RDI

  • Iron 0.0
  • Fibre 0.0
  • Folate 0.0
  • Sodium 0.0
  • Sugars 0.0
  • Calcium 0.0
  • Protein 0.0
  • Calories 0.0
  • Total fat 0.0
  • Vitamin A 0.0
  • Vitamin C 0.0
  • Potassium 0.0
  • Cholesterol 0.0
  • Saturated fat 0.0
  • Total carbohydrate 0.0
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