Three Cheese Appetizer Cheesecake
  • 1 cup sesame crackers - crushed
  • 3 tablespoons butter - melted
  • 1 cup ricotta cheese
  • 4 ounces feta cheese - finely crumbled
  • 8 ounces cream cheese - softened
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/2 cup roasted red peppers - chopped
  • 1/3 cup sour cream
  • 2 tablespoons fresh basil - chopped
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  1. Heat oven to 350ºF degrees. In medium bowl, combine crushed crackers and butter; mix well. Press in bottom and 1-1/2 inches up sides of ungreased 9-inch springform pan. In large bowl, combine ricotta, feta and cream cheese; beat until creamy. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Stir in all remaining ingredients. Pour mixture into crust-lined pan.
  2. Bake at 350ºF for 35 to 40 minutes or until center is just about set. Cool 30 minutes. Loosen edges with small metal spatula or knife. Cool 30 minutes, or until completely cooled. Refrigerate at least 4 hours before serving. Carefully remove sides of pan; place base of pan and cheesecake on serving plate. Cut into thin wedges. Serve with assorted crackers. Store in refrigerator.