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Savory Cheesecake

ACTIVE TIME: 20 minutes
TOTAL TIME: 2 hours 34 minutes
Yield: 8 to 10 servings


  • 6 tablespoons melted butter
  • 1 large egg white
  • 1 1/2 cups crushed bagel chips
  • 3 (8-ounce) blocks cream cheese, at room temperature
  • 3 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 4 ounces sour cream
  • 2 large eggs
  • 6 ounces smoked trout, diced
  • 1/3 cup chopped chives


  • Heat oven to 350ºF.
  • In a small bowl, combine the melted butter, egg white, and bagel chips. Press the mixture into the bottom of a 10-inch spring form pan and bake for 8 minutes to crisp up. Remove from oven and cool. Reduce the heat to 250ºF.
  • In a mixing bowl fitted with the paddle attachment, blend the cream cheese, cornstarch, salt, and sour cream. Once combined, add the eggs. Fold in trout and chives. Pour the batter over the cooled crust and bake for 1 hour. Turn the oven off and leave the cake in the oven for an additional hour without opening the door. Cool on a rack for at least 4 hours. Carefully unmold. Keep refrigerated until ready to serve.