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Florentine Cheesecake

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2 cups dry bread crumbs

8 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted

1 pkg. (10 oz) frozen chopped spinach

3 pkgs. (8 oz. each) cream cheese, softened

1/4 cup whipping cream
1/2 teaspoon salt

1/2 teaspoon prepared Dijon mustard

4 eggs

1-1/4 cups (4 oz.) fresh grated Gruyere cheese

1/4 teaspoon paprika

1/8 teaspoon cayenne

1/4 cup scallions


Preheat oven to 350ºF. Combine bread crumbs and butter and press on bottom and sides of buttered 9-in. springform pan. Bake for 8-12 min, or until very lightly browned. Set aside to cool.

Cook spinach according to pkg. directions. Place in strainer and press out all the liquid.

In large bowl beat together the cream cheese, cream, salt and mustard until smooth. Add the rest of the ingredients and beat on low speed until well combined.

Pour the mixture in to the prepared crust and bake approx. 1 hr. and 5 min. or until the filling is set and browned. Cool for 15 minutes on a wire rack.

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