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Ham-and-Asparagus Cheesecake

Recipe Shared by Anne

Serving Size 12

Categories: Appetizers Cheesecake Ham Lowcarb
Southern Living Vegetables

1 8 ounce package cream cheese, softened
3 large eggs
1 8 ounce container sour cream
1/2 teaspoon xanthum gum, sub for 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
1/4 teaspoon pepper
2 cups shredded Swiss cheese
1 1/4 cups chopped ham, cooked
2 10 1/2 ounce cans asparagus, canned, pieces, drained and chopped
4 green onions, minced
chopped green onions, for garnish
asparagus tips for garnish, cooked

Beat cream cheese at medium speed with an electric
mixer 2 to 3 minutes or until light and fluffy.

Add eggs, 1 at a time, beating well after each
addition. Add sour cream, flour, and pepper, beating until blended. Stir in Swiss cheese.

Pour 1/3 of cheese mixture into prepared pan; sprinkle evenly with ham.

Pour half of remaining cheese mixture evenly over ham; sprinkle with asparagus and onions. Top evenly with remaining cheese mixture.

Bake at 300 for 1 hour or until center of cake is set. Turn off oven, and let cake stand in oven 1 hour with door partially open. Cover and chill, if desired. Garnish if desired.

Yield: 1 9 inch cake

Per Serving (excluding unknown items): 240 Calories;
20g Fat (73.4% calories from fat); 12g Protein; 4g Carbohydrate; 1g Dietary Fiber; 107mg Cholesterol; 472mg Sodium. Exchanges: 0 Grain(Starch); 1 1/2 Lean Meat; 1/2 Vegetable; 0 Non-Fat Milk; 3 Fat.

NOTES : 1 pound fresh asparagus, trimmed and cut into 1-inch pieces, may be substituted for canned asparagus.

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