Basil Cheesecake Spread

This is a savory adaptation of a cheese cake. You can spread this on crackers or fancy toasted bread. It’s quite tasty.

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  • 1/2 cup ricotta cheese
  • 4 oz cream cheese, softened
  • 1 pkg goat cheese (3-5 oz), softened
  • 1/2 cup (about 4 oz) chopped fresh basil
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tbsp sugar
  • Pinch of salt

Combine all ingredients until well blended. Grease small dish (I use Corning 16 oz round) and pour in the mixture. Place dish on a baking sheet (in case of spill-over) and bake at 350 45-50 minutes until browned but still “loose”; allow to cool in oven 1 hour. Chill until ready to serve, at least 3 hours but preferably overnight. Drizzle with olive oil if desired and serve with crackers.

For an impressive presentation, you may also cook this in a small springform pan (I myself am too lazy for that.) If you are not a fan of basil, you can of course use other herbs such as dill, thyme, or rosemary.

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Author: Tony "T-Bird" Burgess

Hi there, my name is Tony Burgess from Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA. I am a believer, bleeding-heart, idealist, and blogger. I'm married to Laura and Cody is our dog. Daily I work for a blood bank. My blog is where I chronicle and curate the sacred, serious, and silly things in my life. I am a member of The Episcopal Church. Thank you for connecting with me. Grace, peace, and love!

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