*  Exported from  MasterCook II  *
 
                              Crab Cheesecake
 
 Recipe By     : The Travelin' Gourmet
 Serving Size  : 12   Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Appetizers                       Cheese
                 Seafood
 
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
 --------  ------------  --------------------------------
    1      cup           crackers -- ritz, crushed
    3      tablespoons   butter -- melted
    2      packages      cream cheese -- (8 ounce size)
                         softened
    3                    eggs
      1/4  cup           sour cream
    1      teaspoon      lemon juice -- fresh
    2      teaspoons     onion -- grated
      1/4  teaspoon      Old Bay or chowder seasoning
    2      drops         tabasco sauce
      1/8  teaspoon      ground pepper -- fresh
    1      cup           lump crabmeat -- canned
      1/2  cup           sour cream
 
 Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.  Mix together the crackers and 
 butter and 
 use the mixture to line a 9 inch springform pan.  Bake for about 10 
 minutes.  Set aside to cool.  Reduce the oven to 325 degrees.
 With an electric mixer, beat together until fluffy the cream cheese, 
 eggs, 
 and 1/4 cup sour cream.  Add the lemon juice, onion, Old Bay 
 seasoning, 
 Tabasco, and black pepper.  Stir in the crabmeat and mix well.  Pour 
 into 
 the cooled crust and bake 50 minutes until the cake sets.  Remove 
 from the 
 oven.  Run a knife around the edge of the cake, loosening it from the 
 pan. 
  Cool on a wire rack.  Remove the sides of the pan.  Spread the cake 
 with 
 the sour cream.
 
 
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