Savory Kalamata Cheesecake Squares

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If you like Kalamata olives you will love this. Try it anyway.


  • 1¼ cups Italian - seasoned breadcrumbs
  • ½ cup very finely chopped pecans
  • 1/3 cup butter, melted
  • 1 8oz pkg cream cheese, softened
  • 1 3oz pkg cream cheese, softened
  • 1 8oz sour cream
  • 1 tbsp flour
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • ¼ tsp pepper
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 egg yolk
  • ½ cup pitted kalamata olives, sliced or chopped
  • 1 tbsp chopped fresh rosemary
  • Garnish: fresh rosemary sprigs and Kalamata olives


Step 1

Combine first 3 ingredients, stir well. Press crumb mixture firmly into a lightly greased, foil lined 9 " square pan. Bake at 350 for 12 minutes; set aside to cool. Meanwhile, beat cream cheese, sour cream, and next 3 ingredients at medium speed with electric mixer until smooth. Add egg and egg yolk, beating just until blended. Stir in olives and rosemary; pour into baked crust. Bake at 350F for 20 minutes or just firm; cool to room temperature on a wire rack. Cover and chill at least 1 hour To serve: lift foil out of pan, and cut cheesecake into little squares. Garnish serving platter, if desired, Store in refrigerator

Step 2

Tips: To assist in cutting dip knife in boiling water to make a clean cut. I had to use a springform pan so I used a round cookie cutter which I again dipped in boiling water to get a clean cut. Garnish with cherry tomatoes and rosemary sprigs

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