Pesto Swirled Cheesecake
The recipe Pesto Swirled Cheesecake can be made in approximately 1 hour and 5 minutes. This recipe serves 24. One portion of this dish contains about 4g of protein, 10g of fat, and a total of 159 calories. This recipe covers 5% of your daily requirements of vitamins and minerals. This recipe from Taste of Home requires basil leaves, butter, pine nuts, and garlic cloves. Swirled Cranberry Cheesecake, Swirled Cheesecake Brownies, and Lemon-Swirled Cheesecake are very similar to this recipe.
In a small bowl, combine the bread crumbs, pine nuts and butter. Press onto the bottom of a greased 9-in. springform pan; set aside.
In a small bowl, beat the ricotta cheese, cream, Parmesan cheese, flour, salt and garlic salt until smooth.
Add eggs; beat on low speed just until combined.
For topping, combine the basil, Parmesan cheese, pine nuts and garlic in a food processor; cover and process until finely chopped. While processing, gradually add oil in a steady stream. Drop by teaspoonfuls over filling; cut through with a knife to swirl.
Place pan on a baking sheet.
Bake at 350° for 35-40 minutes or until center is almost set. Cool on a wire rack for 10 minutes. Carefully run a knife around edge of pan to loosen; cool 1 hour longer. Refrigerate overnight.
Serve with crackers. Refrigerate leftovers.
Recommended wine: Late Harvest Riesling, Lambrusco Dolce, Sauternes
Late Harvest Riesling, Lambrusco Dolce, and Sauternes are great choices for Cheesecake. White dessert wines are a safe pick for cheesecake (without chocolate), but a sweet lambrusco will be so good with classic strawberry cheesecake. The Snake River Late Harvest Riesling with a 5 out of 5 star rating seems like a good match. It costs about 16 dollars per bottle.
Snake River Late Harvest RieslingMade from the grapes left to hang on the vine in our estate Arena Valley Vineyard, Late Harvest Riesling is our original dessert wine. Our 2011 has a limeade nose with a hint of minerals and a honey finish. Enjoy this wine with fruit based desserts or as a refreshing aperitif.