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Pizza Appetizer Cheesecake

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By kc10
Member since 2006

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1 cup seasoned bread crumbs

1/4 cup melted butter

1 pkg. (8 oz.) cream cheese, softened

1 cup ricotta cheese

2 eggs

1/2 teaspoon garlic powder

2 teaspoons dried Italian seasoning

3/4 cup finely shredded Mozzarella cheese
1/3 cup minced pepperoni

1/2 cup very thin sliced plum tomatoes

Preheat oven to 350ºF. In a small bowl, combine bread crumbs and melted butter. Press into a 9-in. springform pan and bake for 10 minutes. Remove crust from oven, set aside.

Reduce oven to 325º . In a medium bowl, cream together cream cheese and ricotta. Beat in eggs one at a time. Stir in spices, 1/2 cup of Mozzarella cheese and pepperoni. Beat just to combine, pour cheese filling onto prepared crust. Bake until set, about 45 minutes. Remove from oven and top w/ tomatoes and remaining 1/4 Mozzarella cheese. Bake until cheese melts, about 8 minutes. Remove from oven and cool on rack.

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