Crab Pesto Cheesecake

This savory cheesecake is a sure hit for entertaining. Serve it with crackers or baguette slices. Pesto brings out the best in the crabmeat.—Carolyn Butterfield, Lake Stevens, Washington

Directions Place a greased 9-in. springform pan on a double thickness of heavy-duty foil (about 18 in. square). Securely wrap foil around pan. In a small bowl, combine cracker crumbs and butter....


  • 1 cup crushed roasted vegetable-flavored butter crackers
  • 3 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 3 packages (8 ounces each) cream cheese, softened
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 3/4 cup shredded Asiago cheese
  • 3 tablespoons prepared pesto
  • 1 teaspoon grated lemon peel
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1 cup fresh crabmeat
  • 1 cup canned water-packed artichoke hearts, chopped
  • Additional prepared pesto
  • Assorted crackers

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