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Vidalia Cheesecake

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By kc10
Member since 2006

Serves 10 | Prep Time | Cook Time


6 bacon slices - diced
1 large vidalia onion - chopped
1 garlic clove - minced
15 ounce light Ricotta cheese
1/2 cup half-and-half
2 tablespoons flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
2 eggs
1/2 cup scallion - slice thin

In 10-inch skillet, cook bacon until crisp, remove and drain on paper towels. Cook onion and garlic in drippings until tender. Discard drippings and drain veggies in strainer. Combine cheese, half-and-half, flour, salt, and pepper. Blend until smooth. Add eggs, one at a time. Blend until smooth. Reserve 3 tablespoons bacon for garnish. Stir remaining bacon and cooked veggie mixture into cheese mixture. Lightly grease sides of an 8- or 9-inch springform pan. Pour batter into pan. Bake for 40 minutes at 350ºF, or until center is just set. Remove to wire cooling rack and cool to room temperature. Garnish with reserved bacon and serve with assorted crackers.

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