Savoury smoked salmon cheesecake

    3 hours 10 min

    This dish is jam-packed full of flavour. It's rich, creamy and absolutely delicious. Smoked salmon is baked with eggs, cream cheese, Parmesan cheese, Gruyere cheese and cream.

    23 people made this

    Serves: 12 

    • 2 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese
    • 2 tablespoons fine dry breadcrumbs
    • 50g butter
    • 1 onion, chopped
    • 1 green pepper, chopped
    • 800g cream cheese, softened
    • 4 eggs
    • 75ml double cream
    • 225g smoked salmon, chopped
    • 50g Gruyere cheese, grated
    • 3 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese
    • salt and pepper to taste

    Prep:30min  ›  Cook:2hr40min  ›  Ready in:3hr10min 

    1. Preheat oven to 180 C / Gas 4.
    2. Lightly butter an 20cm round springform tin. Mix 2 tablespoons Parmesan cheese with the breadcrumbs. Sprinkle this mixture into the pan; turn and tap pan to coat inside of tin. Wrap a large piece of foil underneath and up the sides of the pan. Be careful not to tear any holes in the foil.
    3. In a medium frying pan, melt butter over medium heat. Add onions and green peppers and saute until tender, about 5 minutes. Remove from heat and let cool slightly.
    4. In a large bowl, beat together cream cheese, eggs and cream until well blended. Fold in onions, peppers, salmon, Gruyere cheese, 3 tablespoons Parmesan cheese, salt and pepper. Pour into prepared tin.
    5. Place the wrapped springform tin inside a large roasting tin. Place the tins in the oven and pour enough boiling water into the outside pan to come 5cm up the side of the springform tin.
    6. Bake until firm to the touch, about 1 hour and 40 minutes. Carefully remove both tins from the oven and turn off the heat. Lift springform tin out of the water and return it to the oven. Let stand in the cooling oven for 1 hour. Transfer to a wire rack and let cool completely.

    Cheesecake tips

    For more easy tips on how to make a perfect cheesecake, check out our Perfect cheesecake tips how-to guide.

    Recently viewed

    Reviews & ratings
    Average global rating:

    Reviews in English (14)


    To die for!!!! Serve a wedge of this on a platter with a spreading knife. Garnish with a bit more smoked salmon and serve with crackers on the side. It would be outrageously rich as a plated appetizer, but as an hors d'oeuvre on a buffet it's perfect. Serves WAY more than 12 that way too. I prefer it with out any bell pepper. FYI- I use a hot smoked salmon vs. cold smoked such as lox. It has a flaky texture and more smoky flavor that I think works better for the recipe.  -  13 Dec 2006  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    I follow the recipe exactly. I have made this several times and it has been a hit every time with many people asking for the recipe. I serve as an appetizer. This recipe makes a large cheesecake. Once I cut the cheesecake into 6 wedges and took 3 wedges to one party and 3 wedges to another party the next day. Arrange wedges on a thin bed of lettuce. Garnish with fresh dill and cherry tomatoes. Between the wedges place chopped onion, capers and lemon wedges. Serve with favorite crackers. The cheesecake can be made a day ahead of time and brought to room temperature before serving. I have not tried freezing it, but I think it would do well. This is a great recipe, but costly and time consuming. One time I added red food coloring to tint this pink for a baby shower and it came out beautiful and there was none left. I use the thin sliced smoked salmon in the vacuumm type packs as opposed to the steak type salmon, but I am sure that would work also. Will definately make again because....they BEG me to, so what else can I do?  -  22 Oct 2005  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    Wonderful new recipe! Family & friends loved it! Living in Alaska I've tried fish about any way it can be made....Karen you gave us a new one, THANK YOU! For variety I also tried it w/halibut, green chiles and substituted pepper jack cheese....a nice spicy alternative to a tasty recipe!  -  13 Jan 2002  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)