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  1. 1 tablespoon butter -- room temperature

  2. 1/4 cup dry breadcrumbs

  3. 1/2 cup 2 t. freshly grated parmesan cheese -- separated

  4. 2 8-ounce -- packages cream -- cheese

  5. 1 cup ricotta cheese

  6. 1/4 teaspoon salt

  7. 1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper

  8. 3 large eggs

  9. 1/2 cup fresh pesto

  10. 1/4 cup pine nuts

Instructions Jump to Ingredients ↑

  1. Preparation : Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Butter bottom and sides of a 9-inch springform pan. Mix breadcrumbs with 2 T. gratedParmesan. Coat pan with mixture. With an electric mixer, beat cream cheese, ricotta,remaining 1/2 c. Parmesan, salt and ceyenne pepper untillight. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after eachaddition. Stir the pesto into the mixture and well blended.Pour the mixture into the prepared pan. Smooth top. Sprinkle with thepine nuts. Bake in a bain marie for about 45 minutes to 1 hour. Center shouldmove just slightly when pan is shaken. Cover tighly and refrigerateovernight. Lossen around edges with a knife and transfer to a servingplatter. Garnish with fresh basil.


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