Two of my favorite things are Dungeness Crab and Cheesecake combined to make this Creamy Crab Cheesecake! Can you imagine what a delicious combination this is? Easy and tasty appetizer for your next party. Containers of Dungeness Crab Meat are ideal for this recipe. Or if you’d prefer, you can buy live or cooked crabs and pick your own meat. What makes this Crab Cheesecake so creamy is the combination of the sour cream and cream cheese! Make a day ahead of your party.
Creamy Crab Cheesecake
Combination of my favorite things - Dungeness Crab Meat and Cheesecake!
Preheat oven at 350.Combine crushed crackers and butter in a bowl. Press into the bottom of a greased springform pan. I use 9 in springform pan. Place on a cookie sheet. Bake at 350 for 10 minutes. Cool on a wire rack. Lower oven to 325.
Beat cream cheese and 1/4 cup of sour cream until smooth. Add eggs and beat until combined. Add the onion, lemon juice, seafood seasoning, hot sauce, and pepper. Beat until blended. Fold in the crab meat.
Bake for 35-40 minutes or until center is almost set. Cool for 10 minutes. Carefully loosen with a knife. Coole for 1 hour. Spread with 1/2 cup of sour cream. Refrigerate overnight. Remove pan sides.
Bring to room temperature for about 30 minutes before serving.
Serve with crackers or sourdough baguette slices.
Crab and Muenster Cheesecake makes a beautiful and tasty addition to a party. It can be made 2 weeks ahead of time and frozen. Once November 15th hits and the local Dungeness Crab season begins, our time is very limited. There are days on end that we don’t make it home but rather sleep upstairs the warehouse. Our local Dungeness Crab Season at the beginning means 24/7. Its great to be able to pull something delicious out of our freezer especially during the holidays. Cheesecake doesn’t always have to be sweet. Cheesecakes don’t always have to be made with sugar. We are always looking for recipes that will showcase our fresh seafood. This Crab and Muenster Cheesecake shows off what the Dungeness Crabs can do other than lying on a plate cracked waiting for you! Its a treat your guests won’t stop talking about for days to come. After weeks of nonstop working the local Dungeness Crabs everyone will be amazed that we even had time to bake such a delicious cheesecake! They will be asking for the Crab and Muenster Cheesecake recipe. All you have to do is make it, plate it, serve it! What are you waiting for?
Combine breadcrumbs and butter stir well. Firmly press into bottom of 9 in springform pan.
Beat the cream cheese at a high speed until creamy. Add eggs one at a time before adding the next egg. Add the mayonnaise and flour. Blend well. Stir in the crabmeat, cheese, chives, and pimentos. Pour into the prepared pan.
Bake at 325 degrees for 1 hour or until the center is set. Let cool to room temperature on a wire rack. Cover and chill for at least 8 hours.
Crab Meat Sandwich is Mac’s favorite meal for lunch. At work, she’ll run down the street to her favorite SF Fisherman’s Wharf restaurant and order the Crab Meat Sandwich. When she’s taking friends around Fisherman’s Wharf she’ll invite them to lunch. When asked for a suggestion Mac always tells them to order the Crab Meat Sandwich. Its similar to the Lobster Roll on the East Coast. She has just switched out the Lobster for the Dungeness Crab Meat. Mac enjoys entertaining at home too. If it’s lunch you know what she’s going to serve her girlfriends – Crab Meat Sandwich. The recipe is easy to follow. We only use Dungeness Crab Meat. It also makes an ideal appetizer. Spread it on small slices of French baguette instead of the rolls. Just reading this makes my mouth water!
Last night I actually read 4 different Crab Meat Roll recipes and made a combination which tasted so good and light. It wouldn’t work as an appetizer but rather as a salad if not in the hoagie roll. The cream cheese gives the Crab Meat Sandwich more of that creamy sandwich spread. I’ll add the recipe soon. Be on the lookout for it.
Preheat the broiler. Combine the ingredients and blend well. Cut the rolls in half. Broil one half. Spread topping on other half and broil until bubbly. * You can add Cheddar or Jack Cheese to the Dungeness Crabmeat Sandwich.