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Southwest Cheesecake

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  • Combined the crumbled tortilla chips, butter or oil, chili powder, garlic powder and cumin; mix well. Butter a 9 inch springform pan and pat the crumb mixture over the bottom of the pan, making sure it is firmly packed. Chill until firm.
  • Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F. In a food processor combine, cream cheese, cheddar cheese, and sour cream until well blended. Add eggs one at a time until well combined. Add flour, salt, pepper, and chili powder. Transfer to a mixing bowl and fold in chopped cilantro and jalapeno. Spoon mixture into crumb crust. Making sure that the mixture is evenly distributed.
  • Bake for 1 hour or until the center barely trembles when cake is gently shaken. Cool and refrigerated for at least 8 hours or up to 24 before serving.


Garnish (optional) 1/2 cup chopped green onion 1/2 cup chopped black olives 1/2 cup chopped tomatoes Use the above garnish to form a design of your choice on the top of the cheesecake. Serve with thick tortilla chips or garlic pita chips for a new twist on an old favorite.

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