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Blue Cheese Walnut Cheesecake

This elegant party spread is smooth and creamy and has a mild blue cheese flavor. It's popular every time I serve it. Garnished with chopped walnuts, it looks like you fussed, but it's not that tricky to prepare. -Rita Reifenstein, Evans City, Pennsylvania
  • Total Time
    Prep: 15 min. + chilling Bake: 30 min. + cooling
  • Makes
    26 servings

Ingredients

  • 2 packages (8 ounces each) cream cheese, softened
  • 8 ounces crumbled blue cheese
  • 2-1/4 cups sour cream, divided
  • 3 large eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts, toasted
  • Red grapes, sliced star fruit and assorted fresh herbs, optional
  • Assorted crackers

Directions

  • In a large bowl, beat cream cheese and blue cheese until fluffy. Add 1 cup of sour cream until blended. Add eggs; beat on low speed just until combined. Stir in pepper. Pour into a greased 9-in. springform pan. Place pan on a baking sheet.
  • Bake at 325° for 25-30 minutes or until center is almost set (top may crack). Let stand on a wire rack for 5 minutes; spread with remaining sour cream. Bake 5 minutes longer.
  • Cool on a wire rack for 10 minutes. Carefully run a knife around edge of pan to loosen; cool 1 hour longer. Refrigerate overnight.
  • Sprinkle with walnuts. Garnish with grapes, star fruit and herbs if desired. Serve with crackers. Refrigerate leftovers.
Nutrition Facts
1 each: 126 calories, 11g fat (6g saturated fat), 55mg cholesterol, 165mg sodium, 1g carbohydrate (1g sugars, 0 fiber), 5g protein.
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