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OLIVE You Cheesecake for My #SixteenCheesecakes Party

Jake and I are celebrating 16 years of marriage tomorrow. Sweet sixteen. On one hand that feels like a lifetime; on the other, it seems to have passed in the blink of an eye.

In this past sixteen years, we've had two boys, lived in two states and five different houses, and juggled probably a dozen different jobs between us. We've traveled to Oregon, Washington, Alaska, Florida, Texas, New Mexico, and Arizona; we've visited Italy and Costa Rica. We've SCUBA'd, zip-lined, canoed, and tangoed. It's been an amazing adventure.

But it's also been work. A lot of work. Don't let anyone tell you that marriage is easy. Maybe that is what makes the celebrations all the more sweet.

So, why cheesecakes? you ask. Well, we had seven cheesecakes at our wedding instead of a traditional wedding cake. So, it seems a fitting way to commemorate the occasion.

Last year I rallied some blogging friends to help me celebrate my 15th wedding anniversary. I was only looking for fifteen cheesecake recipes. But we posted waaaaaay more than #FifteenCheesecakes

It was such a hit and I had so much fun that I decided to see if I could get enthusiasm for another round of cheesecakes. Yep. This is an encore performance by some of my favorite foodie bloggers.

More than #SixteenCheesecakes

OLIVE You Savory Cheesecake
I wanted to try my hand at a savory cheesecake and decided I like the play on words: olive you. I love you. Okay, it's cheesy...but this is a cheesecake party. My gluten-free crust didn't hold together as well as I had hoped, but it was delicious.

makes three 4" cheesecakes

  • 1-1/4 C gluten-free bread crumbs
  • 1/2 C finely chopped pecans
  • 1/3 C butter, melted
  • 1 T crumbled bleu cheese

  • 8 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 4 ounces mascarpone
  • 8 ounces sour cream
  • 2 T gluten-free flour blend
  • 1/4 t freshly ground salt
  • 1/4 t freshly ground pepper
  • 1 large egg, lightly beaten
  • 1 large egg yolk
  • 2 T olive tapenade

  • 8 ounces sour cream
  • 1 T whiskey
  • pitted green olives for garnish

In a small bowl, combine bread crumbs, pecans, and crumbled bleu cheese.

Stir in melted butter. Press onto the bottom of a greased springform pans. Place pans into freezer and make the filling.

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. In a large bowl, beat the cream cheese, mascarpone, sour cream, flour, salt and pepper until smooth. Add egg and egg yolk; beat on low speed just until combined. Fold in olive tapenade and pour on top of crusts. Place on baking sheet. Bake for 50 to 55 minutes or until center is almost set.

While the cheesecake bakes, prepare the sour cream topping. Spoon topping over cheesecake and return to the oven for 5 minutes. Leave oven ajar and let cool for 1 hour.

Loosen edges of cheesecake from pan with a knife. Cool for another hour. Then, refrigerate for another hour.

To serve, remove rim from pan. Top cheesecake with halved olives, if desired.

Happy Anniversary, my Love!

Looking forward to trying all these cheesecakes from my blogging friends. 
Which one do you want to try first?


  1. You two are adorable - I love that we get to join you to celebrate this special day with so many delicious treats! Happy anniversary Cam!!

  2. Happy Anniversary Cam. Thanks for putting this event together for us.

  3. Happy anniversary Camilla! Those years sure can go by fast, can't they? I love olives, so your picture in the linkup caught my attention right away. I really like the idea of a savory cheesecake, I'm going to have to try something like this soon.

    Thanks for allowing us to join you in celebrating your anniversary with this party. May you and your husband enjoy many more years of happiness together!

    1. Thanks, April. Yes, I loved the look of the green olives!! I tried black, first, but it looked a little dark!

  4. I think I would love this as "OLIVE" olives!

  5. Happy Anniversary Camilla! You're right, marriage is a lot of work but the partnership and unconditional love no matter good or bad is priceless.I wish you many more years of cheesecakes! And thanks for including mine so I could celebrate along with you. Cheers!

  6. Happy Anniversary, and thanks for letting us in on helping you celebrate. Those 16 years can fly by. We're going to hit our 37th this year, YIKES!!! I love a savoury cheesecake and this one looks like a winner.

    1. Thanks for joining me, Sid. 37? Congratulations!!!

  7. Hi Camilla, this would be a great contribution to Food on Friday: Birthday Food over at Carole's Chatter. Please do bring it over to join in the Birthday fun. Cheers

  8. Happy Anniversary! I love the pics of the two of you. The cheesecake looks fantastic and I love that you made it in a heart shaped pan.

    1. Thanks so much for stopping by. I could only find the heart pan. It was fitting.

  9. Wow! I've never had a savory cheesecake before. Yours looks delicious! Happy Anniversary and thank you for bringing together another great event!

    1. I know, right?! I wanted to experiment. It was delicious.

  10. Very different, I love, love love it! Happy Anniversary!

    1. Thanks for joining me, Cindy. I love your rootbeer float cheesecake!

  11. Happy Anniversary!! Thank you for letting me partake in your #SixteenCheesecakes!! It's ben a long time since I've had a savory cheesecake and this seems like a perfect snack with crackers.

  12. Happy Anniversary Camilla! Thank you so much for hosting! And I love the savory take on a cheesecake!

  13. Love the savory. Love the pun. Happy anniversary!

  14. I love the idea of a savoury cheesecake and the play on words! Happy Anniversary!

  15. Happy anniversary! I wondered how to serve a savoury cheesecake, but I'm thinking that this looks perfect. You could bookend the meal with cheese!

  16. Happy anniversary! The idea of savory cheesecake fascinates me.

  17. Thanks for including all of us in your celebration! Olives + Cheesecake?? YUM!! I need to try a savory one next for SURE!

  18. I love a savory cheesecake how yummy!


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