Skip to main content

Mini Smoked Salmon Cheesecakes

Mini Smoked Salmon Cheesecakes

It's never too early to start planning your Christmas meals....well, not in my book anyway. I've usually pulled Nigella Christmas (and Delia too) off the shelf by early October and drafted a rough plan in my notebook with recipes I'd like to make over the festive season (although to be honest it constantly evolves and changes right up to the big day).  These lovely mini savoury cheesecakes were developed for the Walkers Shortbread Oatcakes Delight Blogger Challenge recently and I was keen to share them with you as I think they would make a fabulous no bake, make ahead starter for your Christmas Day meal. I do know some of you don't do starters on Christmas Day though (lightweights!) so they would make equally good light lunches too with a bit of salad and coleslaw on the side.

If you're a regular reader of this blog you will know I absolutely LOVE cheesecake of any description. My favourite at the moment is this amazing Chocolate Honeycomb Salted Caramel Cheesecake with my no bake chocolate orange cheesecake coming a close second. However, I'd seen some savoury cheesecake recipes on Pinterest recently and was keen to give them a try. I thought the Walkers Thick and Crunchy Oatcakes would make the perfect cheesecake base when blitzed in a food processor and mixed with a bit of melted butter.... and I was proved right! The cheesecake topping was super simple too and who can resist the cream cheese, smoked salmon and horseradish combo?!

I used some some mini loose bottomed fluted tart tins for these mini cheesecakes but if you wanted to make one large cheesecake to cut into slices, then a 20cm springform tin would be ideal. These no bake savoury cheesecakes are great for the busy Christmas period as they can be made up to 3 days ahead of time, leaving you free to wrap the presents and eat mince pies!

The ingredients below make 4 mini cheesecakes (my mini tart tins are 7cm diameter) but the recipe can be easily doubled or trebled if you're feeding a crowd. If you didn't have enough mini tart tins there's no reason why you couldn't make them in ramekins either.

Mini Smoked Salmon Cheesecakes

MINI SMOKED SALMON CHEESECAKES - THE PERFECT MAKE AHEAD NO BAKE STARTER




print recipe
Mini Smoked Salmon Cheesecakes
Mini no bake Smoked Salmon Cheesecakes with an oatcake base and cream cheese, smoked salmon and horseradish topping. Perfect for a make-ahead Christmas starter.
Ingredients
  • 8 Oatcakes (I used Walkers Thick Oatcakes)
  • 50g Salted Butter, melted
  • 300g Full Fat Cream Cheese
  • 1 TSP Horseradish Sauce
  • 75g Smoked Salmon, chopped
  • 1 TBSP chopped Chives
  • Juice of 1/2 Lemon
Instructions
Step 1: Crush the oatcakes either in a food processor or with a rolling pin then stir in the melted butter. Press 1/4 of the mixture into each mini tart tin (need to have a removable bases) and put in the fridge to chill while you make the topping.Step 2: In a large bowl mix together the cream cheese, horseradish, smoked salmon, chives and lemon juice then spoon equally into the tart tins.Step 3: Return cheesecakes to the fridge overnight before removing from the tins to serve.

Details
Prep time: Cook time: Total time:
Yield 4 mini cheesecakes

Pin the Mini Smoked Salmon Cheesecakes for later...

Mini Smoked Salmon Cheesecakes
















Disclosure: I was sent a selection of Walkers Shortbread Oatcakes for recipe development purposes. All thoughts are my own.

Comments

  1. This is so smart! And you can probably make them a day ahead! I used to fight with my ancient individual tins; tart dough would stick so easily to the metal. So now I have new ones and this will be my first test! thanks!

    ReplyDelete

Post a Comment

Thanks for leaving a comment!

Popular posts from this blog

Honey and Peanut Butter Flapjacks

These flapjacks are now my official weekday grab and go breakfast. I make a big batch on Sunday evening and I'm all set for the week. Oddly I don't really like peanut butter but it works well in this recipe. You can always substitute it for an extra 100g of ordinary butter if you wanted. A handful of raisins makes a nice addition too.

OTHER FLAPJACK RECIPES YOU MIGHT LIKEBanana and Coconut Flapjacks from Jam and Clotted CreamCherry Oat Bars from A Mummy TooChocolate and Banana Flapjacks from Tinned TomatoesDark Choc Chip Flapjacks from Munchies and Munchkins
HONEY AND PEANUT BUTTER FLAPJACKS


print recipe
Honey and Peanut Butter Flapjacks by Beth Sachs October-8-2012 These flapjacks make a great grab and go breakfast or after school snack Ingredients 100g Butter100g Peanut Butter200g Demerera Sugar200g Clear Honey400g Rolled Oats Instructions Step 1: Preheat the oven to 180c and line and grease a 30 x 20cm tin.Step 2: Melt the butter, peanut butter, sugar and honey together…

Golden Syrup and Oat Cookies

My Mum used to make these moreish buttery cookies all the time and they bring back great childhood memories of licking the syrup spoon clean. They take less than 10 minutes to make and 10 minutes in the oven so they are super speedy for busy days...and most importantly the kids love them.


GOLDEN SYRUP AND OAT COOKIES



print recipe
Golden Syrup and Oat Cookies by Beth Sachs August-17-2009 A super easy golden syrup and oat cookie recipe. Ingredients 100g Butter100g Caster Sugar2 TBSP Golden Syrup100g Self Raising Flour100g Oats1/2 TSP Bicarbonate of Soda Instructions Step 1: Preheat the oven to 180°c/160°c Fan and line two baking sheets with baking paper.Step 2: In a large pan melt the butter, syrup and sugar then stir in the flour, oats and bicarbonate of soda.Step 3: Roll into large walnut size balls and place well apart on the baking trays. Bake for 10 minutes.
Details Prep time: 10 mins Cook time: 10 MinutesTotal time: 20 Minutes
Yield:Makes 15 cookies

Pin the Golden Syrup and Oat C…

Slow Cooker Chilli Con Carne (No Browning Required)

My slow cooker is my best friend on week days, especially when it's a recipe like this Chilli Con Carne that requires NO pre browning of the meat. It takes all of 3 minutes to 'make' before leaving the slow cooker to do all the hard work during the day. Then, when you get in from a long day at work and the kids are starving, all you need to do is cook some rice and grate some cheese! If you have any leftovers you can stir them into cooked pasta the next day along with some creme fraiche and grated cheddar for a super simple chilli pasta bake. Everyone in my house loves this recipe...well apart from the kidney beans which the kids aren't too keen on!



TOP TIPS FOR MAKING SLOW COOKER CHILLI CON CARNEIf your children actually like kidney beans (mine usually pick them out) add another tin for extra fibre.Instead of adding the spices separately you could buy a Chilli Con Carne spice sachet (e.g. Schwartz) and use that instead.If you like a bit of heat add a tsp of dried chi…