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Pesto-Chicken Cheesecakes

Pesto-Chicken Cheesecakes

Southern Living MAY 2000

  • Yield: 4 servings


  • 2 (8-ounce) packages cream cheese, softened
  • 2 large eggs
  • 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour, divided
  • 3 tablespoons Pesto*
  • 1 cup chopped cooked chicken
  • 1 (8-ounce) container sour cream
  • Mixed salad greens
  • Garnish: chopped fresh chives


Beat cream cheese at medium speed with an electric mixer until smooth. Add eggs, 2 tablespoons flour, and Pesto, beating until blended. Stir in chicken. Pour into 4 (4-inch) springform pansM1Bake at 325° for 20 minutes. Stir together remaining 1 tablespoon flour and sour cream. Spread over cheesecakes, and bake 10 more minutes. Cool on a wire rack 10 minutes. Gently run a knife around edges of cheesecakes, and release sides. Serve hot or cold atop salad greens. Garnish, if desired.

* 1 cup prepared pesto may be substituted for homemade.

Note: Cheesecake mixture may be baked in a 9-inch springform pan. Add 5 minutes to the initial baking time, and an additional 5 minutes after adding the flour and sour cream.


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