Delicious Smoked Salmon Savory Cheesecake Recipe

The Smoked Salmon Savory Cheesecake appetizer is unique, gorgeous, and delicious. Serve with crackers and expect praise!

CRUST – 1/4 cup panko, or Japanese, breadcrumbs (or regular breadcrumbs) – 1 tsp finely minced fresh dill – 1 Tbsp finely grated smoked gouda cheese – butter for greasing the pan CHEESECAKE – 1 Tbsp butter – 1 large shallot, peeled and minced – 8 ounces brick style cream cheese – 2 large eggs – 1/2 cup smoked gouda cheese, grated – 1 Tbsp dill, minced – 1/2 tsp salt – juice of 1/2 lemon – 4-5 ounces smoked salmon SOUR CREAM TOPPING – 1 cup sour cream – juice of 1 lemon



Preheat oven to 325F. Butter two 4.5-inch cheesecake pans and foil the bottoms and sides to prevent water bath leaks.

Step 1

Step 2

Gently toss the bread crumbs with the tablespoon of cheese and dill using your fingers. Coat pan bottoms and sides with mixture. 

Step 3

Sprinkle remaining crumbs on pan bottoms. In a skillet, melt butter and sauté shallots for 5 minutes until transparent. Allow to cool.

Step 4

Soften cream cheese in a food processor by briefly running it. Add eggs and mix well.

Step 5

Pulse the bowl with the cooled shallots, smoked gouda, dill, salt, and lemon juice. Break the smoked salmon into large chunks and add to the bowl. 

Step 6

Pulse the machine again until well blended but not pureed. You want some texture in the mixture.

Step 7

Smooth the top of the mixture with a flat knife in both pans. Put pans in a baking dish. To make a water bath, pour an inch or two of hot water into the baking dish.

Step 8

The cheesecakes should be firm on top and no longer jiggly in the center after 50 minutes. Cool the cheesecakes before removing them from the pans and icing.

Step 9

Mix the sour cream and lemon juice for the topping. Spread on cooled cheesecakes. Put fresh dill and small blooms on the cakes. Serve with lemon wedges and crackers.

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