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Photo: Beth Dreiling Hontzas; Styling: Lisa Powell Bailey Photo by: Photo: Beth Dreiling Hontzas; Styling: Lisa Powell Bailey

Savory Blue Cheesecakes With Waldorf Salad

Southern Living NOVEMBER 2008

  • Yield: Makes 12 servings
  • Prep time: 20 Minutes
  • Bake: 7 Minutes


  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts
  • 1 large Gala apple, diced
  • 1 large Granny Smith apple, diced
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 2 celery ribs, finely chopped
  • 1/2 cup golden raisins
  • 1 (11.5-oz.) bottle refrigerated blue cheese vinaigrette, divided
  • 2 (5-oz.) packages spring mix, thoroughly washed
  • Savory Blue Cheesecakes


1. Preheat oven to 350ยบ. Bake walnuts in a single layer in a shallow pan 5 to 7 minutes or until lightly toasted and fragrant.

2. Toss diced apples with lemon juice in a medium bowl; add walnuts, celery, raisins, and 1/2 cup vinaigrette, stirring to coat.

3. Divide greens among 12 salad plates; place 1 Savory Blue Cheesecake over greens on each plate. Spoon about 1/2 cup apple mixture over each cheesecake. Serve with remaining vinaigrette.

Note: For testing purposes only, we used Marie's Blue Cheese Vinaigrette.