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       Title: CHEDDAR CHILI CHEESECAKE
  Categories: Appetizers
       Yield: 12 servings
  
   1 1/2 tb Butter (for pan)
     1/4 c  Fine breadcrumbs, toasted
     1/4 c  Cheddar cheese,
            -finely grated
       6 oz Thinly sliced ham
   1 1/2 lb Cream cheese, room temp.
     3/4 lb Sharp cheddar, grated
       1 c  Cottage cheese
     3/4 c  Chopped green onion
       4    Eggs
       3 tb Jalapeno pepper*
       2 tb Milk
       1    Garlic clove, halved
  
   *seeded and finely chopped
   Preheat oven to 325. Butter 9 springform
   pan. Mix breadcrumbs and 1/4 cup cheddar. Sprinkle mixture into pan,
   turning to coat.  Refrigerate. Dice about half of ham; reserve
   remaining slices. Mix diced ham with remaining ingredients in blender
   or processor until smooth. Pour slightly more than half of filling
   into prepared pan. Top with reserved ham slices in even layer. Cover
   with remaining filling. Set pan on baking sheet. Bake 1 1/4 hours.
   Turn oven off and cool cheesecake about 1 hour with door ajar.
   Transfer cheesecake to rack. Remove sides of pan. Cool to room
   temperature before serving. (Bon Appetit, July 1983)
  
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