Tested till perfect Savoury Cheesecake Bites

Savoury Cheesecake Bites

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

By The Canadian Living Test Kitchen

Source: © CanadianLiving.com

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  • Portion size 60 pieces

Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup 3/4cupdry bread crumbs
  • 3 tbsp 3tbspbutter, melted
  • 1 pkg 1pkgcream cheese, softened
  • 2 2eggeggs
  • 1-1/2 tsp 1-1/2tspall-purpose flour
  • 1 Pinch 1Pinchsalt
  • 1 Pinch 1Pinchpepper
  • 1 cup 1cupsour cream

Smoked Salmon Filling:

  • 1/3 cup 1/3cupfinely chopped smoked salmon, (about 2 oz/50 g)
  • 1 tbsp 1tbspchopped fresh dill
  • 2 tsp 2tsplemon juice
  • fresh dill sprigs

Peppy Pizza Filling:

  • 2 tbsp 2tbsptomato sauce
  • 1 tbsp 1tbspfreshly grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1/2 tsp 1/2tspdried basil
  • 1/4 tsp 1/4tspdried oregano
  • 1/4 1/4small sweet red peppersweet red peppers, finely diced
  • slivered sweet red peppersweet red peppers

Tex-Mex Filling:

  • 1 tbsp 1tbspchopped fresh coriander
  • 1 tbsp 1tbsplime juice
  • 1/2 tsp 1/2tspchili powder
  • 1/4 tsp 1/4tspground cumin
  • 1/4 tsp 1/4tspground ginger
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Preparation

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.

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