Cashel Blue Cheesecake With Pickled Pears

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READY IN: 3hrs 30mins
SERVES: 8
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

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DIRECTIONS

  • Combine olive oil, vinegar, garlic, salt, pepper and peppercorns in a jar.
  • Cover tightly and shake until well-blended.
  • Place pears in a glass bowl and pour the dressing over them.
  • Cover and refrigerate 2-4 hours.
  • Preheat oven to 350°.
  • Combine biscuit crumbs and scallions in a small bowl.
  • Blend in butter.
  • Press into the bottom of a lightly buttered 9" springform pan (or eight 4" springform pans).
  • Bake until lightly browned, 8-10 minutes.
  • Let cool on a rack for 20 minutes.
  • Sprinkle blue cheese over base.
  • Place eggs, cream cheese, chives and green onions in a food processor.
  • Process until smooth, 10-20 seconds.
  • Sprinkle with pepper.
  • Spoon over the blue cheese.
  • Bake until browned and set, about 25-30 minutes.
  • Let cool on a rack for 25-30 minutes.
  • Remove sides of pan(s).
  • To serve, place slices or individual cheesecakes on a plate, and surround with greens and pears.
  • Drizzle some of the pear juice over the greens.
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