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  1. 1 1/4 c Crushed round buttery

  2. - crackers 1/4 c Butter or margarine, melted

  3. 1 1/2 lb Unpeeled medium-size fresh

  4. - shrimp 1/3 c Minced green pepper

  5. 1/3 c Minced sweet red pepper

  6. 1/4 c Minced onion

  7. 1 lg Garlic clove, minced

  8. 3 tb Butter or margarine, melted

  9. 2 pk Cream cheese, softened

  10. - (8 oz. each) 1/2 c Mayonaise

  11. 4 lg Eggs

  12. 1 1/4 c Shredded Gruyere or Swiss

  13. - cheese 1 ts Ground white pepper

  14. --ITALIAN TOMATO SAUCE-- 1/4 c Chopped onion

  15. 1 Garlic clove, minced

  16. 1 tb Olive oil

  17. 2 cn Tomatoes, drained & chopped

  18. - 14-oz each 1 1/2 ts Dried Italian seasoning

  19. 1 Bay leaf

  20. 1/4 cup melted butter, press mixture evenly onto bottom of a 9-inch springform pan. Set aside. Peel, devein, and chop shrimp. Cook shrimp and next

  21. 4 ingredients in

  22. 3 tablespoons butter in a large skillet over medium-high heat, stirring constantly,

  23. 4 to 5 minutes or until shrimp are done and vegetables are tender. Drain well and set aside. Beat cream cheese and mayonaise at high speed of an electric mixer until creamy; add eggs, one at a time, beating after each addition. Gradually add milk, beating well at low speed just until blended. Stir in shrimp mixture, Gruyere cheese, and white pepper. Pour mixture into prepared pan. Bake at

  24. 300 for 1 hour and 20 minutes or until set. Turn oven off, and partially open oven door; leave cheesecake in oven

  25. 1 hour. Cool completely on a wire rack; cover and chill at least

  26. 8 hours. Serve with warm Italian Tomato sauce. Garnish with sweet red pepper strips, whole shrimp, and fresh basil sprigs if desired. Italian Tomato Sauce directions: Cook onion and garlic in oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat, stirring constantly, until tender. Add tomatoes and remaining ingredients; bring to a boil. Reduce heat, and simmer, uncovered,

  27. 20 minutes or until most of liquid evaporates; stirring occasionally. Remove and discard bay leaf.


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