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Find Out What Savory Cheesecakes Are All About

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You Need to Add Savory Cheesecakes to Your Party Spread if You Haven’t Already

What’s the most asked question to pastry chefs who are well known for making cheesecakes, most notably from the “Golden Girls” series? How do you prevent your cheesecakes from cracking on top? George Geary’s response? Just put more whip cream on top and then no one will see those cracks. 😊 Does the same apply for savory cheesecakes? 🤔 They typically have less protein and sugars, so they tend to crack less.

 

What?! Savory cheesecakes?! 🤯 Yes. This is a thing – a glorious thing that more people should know about. If you like savory dips, definitely give these a try! It’s kind of like your favorite appetizer, spreadable cheese, and fresh produce got together and had a food baby — meet the savory cheesecake! Your friends will be asking you to make one for every social gathering moving forward, should you choose to bring one to your next shindig. If you’re buying fresh produce with the Melissa’s logo, then these quality ingredients are guaranteed to bring bold flavors to your cheesecake creations. 



George Geary is the Cheesecake Master 

“The Cheesecake Bible 2nd Edition; 300 Sweet & Savory Recipes for Cakes and More,” by George Geary is the first tool you should have on hand (with fresh produce) when venturing into uncharted waters. 

 

Geary shares some of his trade secrets in the book to take you from a cheesecake novice to the first person invited to all parties moving forward.

 

Note: With us being in the height of Hatch season, dare we suggest incorporating this coveted pepper into one of Geary’s savory cheesecake recipes?

 

Start with the recipe below to see just what we’re talking about. The taco cheesecake is one of Geary’s savory recipes from the book that is a great intro into this world of deliciousness. After tasting this tasty treat at a recent event at Melissa’s Produce, we were immediately converted to the savory side. Join the club! 

Print Recipe
Taco Cheesecake
What’s more versatile than tacos or cheesecakes as vehicles for bold flavors? I haven’t created a dessert taco yet but I am getting a good idea for one.
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Course Appetizer
Cuisine American
Cook Time 40 minutes
Passive Time 8 hours
Servings
servings
Ingredients
Crust
Filling
Course Appetizer
Cuisine American
Cook Time 40 minutes
Passive Time 8 hours
Servings
servings
Ingredients
Crust
Filling
george geary
Instructions
Crust
  1. In a bowl, combine crushed chips and butter. Press into bottom of cheesecake pan and freeze.
Filling
  1. In a large mixer bowl fitted with paddle attachment, beat cream cheese, and sugar until very smooth, for 3 minutes. Add eggs, one at a time, beating after each addition. Stir in cheddar cheese, tomato, cilantro, onion, garlic, taco seasoning and hot pepper sauce.
  2. Pour over frozen crust, smoothing out to sides of pan. Bake in preheated oven until top is light brown and center has a slight jiggle to it, 30 to 40 minutes. Let cool on a wire rack for 2 hours. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least 6 hours before serving.
Recipe Notes

This was featured on Hallmark’s Home and Family October 23rd, 2012 National Show.

For more delicious finds, visit www.georgegeary.com 



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