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Shrimp Scampi Cheesecake Appetizer

"Rich cheesecake with a seafood surprise. Decadent and smooth for adult tastes."
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1 h 10 m servings 701 cals
Original recipe yields 12 servings

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  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  2. In a large skillet over medium-low heat, warm oil and saute onions and garlic until onions are translucent; set aside to cool. When cool, pour off liquid reserving garlic.
  3. Cut shrimp into 1/2 inch pieces, reserving 12 uncut for garnish. In a large skillet over medium-low heat, melt butter and add reserved garlic and all shrimp; cook shrimp for 2 to 4 minutes or until done.
  4. Remove center circle and a small portion of inside of cooled puff pastry shells.
  5. In a medium bowl, beat cream cheese until creamy; add one egg at a time and beat until well mixed. Add cream, Gouda, onions, shrimp and salt.
  6. Spoon filling into puff pastry shells.
  7. Bake in preheated oven for 20 to 25 minutes or until filling is browned on top. Garnish with whole shrimp and chopped chives; serve.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 701 calories; 56.3 g fat; 22.7 g carbohydrates; 26.8 g protein; 248 mg cholesterol; 1075 mg sodium. Powered by the ESHA Research Database © 2018, ESHA Research, Inc. All Rights Reserved

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  1. 72 Ratings

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I made these in the prebaked fillo cups for two Christmas parties. At the one they ate every single morsel, but no comments. (Lots of people not a lot of food.) At the other party, ladies only, ...

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1st this recipe has the worst name, after I got over that and check out the ingredients I was intriqued. After reading all the glowing reviews I found it a must! I made it just as written. But...

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I made these in the prebaked fillo cups for two Christmas parties. At the one they ate every single morsel, but no comments. (Lots of people not a lot of food.) At the other party, ladies only, ...

Don't let the "cheesecake" title keep you away!! This is great. I used the little phylo pastry cups for a party, and was able to make about 100. Everyone loved them, very elegant.

Absolutely decadent and honestly far easier than anyone would ever believe. I used the phyllo cups several other people recommended instead of puff pastry. Garnished with fresh snipped chives ...

Oh. My. Goodness. Since I was taking these to a party, I did as other reviewers suggested and used mini phyllo cups to make 60 appetizers. (This is rather expensive to make because of the cheese...

This was a great find, however I am altering it the next time I make it. There is WAY to much cheese for the amount of shrimp. I am going to do the following: add another pound of shrimp, add a...

I thought this was a very rich recipe, but I loved it. This recipe makes A LOT, but I did freeze the batter and it tasted fine. I'm thinking you could probably cut the recipe in half. I use...

My family LOVED these. Not only was it easy to make, it freezes really well. It does cost a bit more than other appetizers - I only make it once a year - plus, family & friends rave about it. ...

These are excellent! Great party appetizer.

Wonderful!! I halved the recipe but used the full 1 lb. of shrimp. Used the mini cups but, as a personal preference, no onion or salt but generously sprinkled shrimp with Old Bay after cooking....