Basil Cheesecake Spread

  • 1/2 cup ricotta cheese
  • 4 oz cream cheese, softened
  • 1 pkg goat cheese (3-5 oz), softened
  • 1/4 cup (about 4 oz) chopped fresh basil
  • 1 egg
  • 1 1/2 tbsp sugar
  • Pinch of salt

Combine all ingredients until well blended. Grease small dish (I use Corning 16 oz round) and pour in the mixture. Place dish in a round cake pan with 1/2″ of water and bake at 350 45-50 minutes until browned but still “loose”; allow to cool in oven 1 hour. Chill until ready to serve, at least 3 hours but preferably overnight. Drizzle with olive oil if desired and serve with crackers.

For an impressive presentation, you may also cook this in a small springform pan (I myself am too lazy for that.) If you are not a fan of basil, you can of course use other herbs such as dill, thyme, or rosemary.

 

 

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