RECIPE: Butterscotch Cheese Crunchies

roselin32October 25, 2003

These came from a friend from NC-ages ago.

12 oz pk butterscotch chips

6T butter

2c graham cracker crumbs

2c chopped nuts

2 8oz pk cream cheese

1/2 c sugar

4 eggs

1/4 c flour

2 T lemon juice

Preheat oven to 350°. Melt together chips and butter til smooth. Add nuts and crumbs, stirring with a fork until crumbly. Reserve 2c. Press remaining mix into a 15x10x1" ungreased baking pan. Bake for 12 minutes. Beat together remaining ingredients and pour over hot crust. Sprinkle with reserved crumbs. Bake for 25 minutes. Cool and chill.

RL`

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ginger_st_thomas

Oh, I'm saving this one for sure!!! Thanks so much.

    Bookmark   October 26, 2003 at 5:17AM
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Lisa_in_Germany

These sound great. I will try these as soon as I get the cream cheese.
Lisa

    Bookmark   October 27, 2003 at 3:34AM
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ginger_st_thomas

Can you get cream cheese there, Lisa? Or do they have a great similar kind of product?

    Bookmark   October 27, 2003 at 4:43AM
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Lisa_in_Germany

I can get cream cheese here. It is pretty expensive. I wouldn't make a cheesecake out of it.
I can also use Quark if I let it drain in cheesecloth a couple of hours. Quark is what is called for in the German cheesecake recipes.
Lisa

    Bookmark   October 27, 2003 at 6:08AM
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roselin32

Wish we could get Quark here, Lisa-I really liked the German cheesecake-lovely and light and not as sweet as what we make. In the German Conversation Class that I took, we had a night when we all brought different things to eat and the instructor taught us the German names. She also brought two dips-one was Quark and Onion Soup mix, the other was Quark mixed with cherry pie filling. Lisa, if you have never tried the latter, it is delicious.
RL`

    Bookmark   October 27, 2003 at 8:58AM
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ginger_st_thomas

Does quark taste similar to yogurt or yogurt cheese? I saw it in England but didn't get any to taste.

    Bookmark   October 27, 2003 at 6:18PM
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roselin32

I think Quark is creamier than that yogurt we get here and no,not like the yogurt cheese. I really like it. Actually, I wish we could get the European yogurt here-it is very good on cereal.
RL`

    Bookmark   October 27, 2003 at 8:20PM
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ginger_st_thomas

So it's not sort of tangy like yogurt?

    Bookmark   October 28, 2003 at 5:33AM
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roselin32

The tang is comparable but it "pours" and the taste is just smoother.
RL`

    Bookmark   October 28, 2003 at 9:15AM
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Lisa_in_Germany

Hmmm, that is strange. Two different opinions here.
I find the quark "tang" comparable as Roselin says, but the quark texture I don't like alone in dips. I temper it with yogurt when I use it to make a dip. The quark alone leaves an after taste that I just don't care for. In cooking it is fine, but just to flavor and use as a dip, I don't care for it.
Lisa

    Bookmark   November 1, 2003 at 2:51PM
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