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Friday, October 7, 2011

Spicy Cheddar Cheesecake with Apricot Glaze

Being couped up for two months is starting to get on my nerves! I started looking through my bookcase (mainly cookbooks) and found Mama's set of books "The Spirit of Christmas". I remember getting tons of ideas from these books! They are full of decorating ideas, craft projects, gift ideas and recipes! They are very tastfully done also! This recipe is one that I found in this book years ago that I had to play around with a bit... Anyway, here is the recipe and a picture from the book.

Spicy Cheddar Cheesecake
with Apricot Glaze


¾ cup finely crushed tortilla chips
½ cup finely shredded sharp cheddar cheese
2 T melted butter

Process tortilla chips. Mix with cheese and butter. Press into the bottom of a 9in springform pan. Bake 10 minutes or until firm.


2 pkgs (8 oz each) softened cream cheese
2 eggs
1 cup finely shredded sharp cheddar cheese
1/3 cup finely chopped green onion
1 tsp Worchester sauce
1 tsp hot sauce
¼ tsp salt

Preheat oven to 325 degrees.
Beat cream cheese and eggs in a medium bowl until smooth. Stir in cheese, onion, Worchester, hot sauce and salt. Spread mixture over crust and bake 25 -30 minutes or until center is set. Cool in pan. Remove sides of the pan and cool for 2 hours to let flavors set.


1 T olive oil
2 T minced onion
1 clove minced garlic
2 jars (12 oz each) apricot preserves
¼ cup orange juice
2 T apple cider vinegar

Combine oil, onion and garlic in a medium saucepan. Sauté

To Serve:

Spoon about 1 cup of glaze over cheesecake. (All at room temperature)
Cut into about 20 small wedges and serve with remaining glaze.