Mix together crumbs, confectioner's sugar and butter; press over bottom and sides of a 9-inch springform pan.
Mix together cheeses then add eggs and sugar. Stir in pawpaws, vanilla and salt. Mix until smooth. Pour into springform pan. Bake at 450F for 15 minutes, then reduce heat to 350F for 30 minutes. Loosen sides when done and let cool for 30 minutes in pan. Remove and serve with fresh fruit topping.
Martha Daniels shows you how to prepare this recipe.
As always, never eat a wild mushroom unless you're certain of its identity and it has been cooked.
Learn how to cook & serve Missouri's wild bounty
Jan Phillips' award-winning book was published in 1979 and is now out of print. We've preserved it here. Learn how to turn wild Missouri plants into biscuits, fritters, jellies, juices, pancakes, pies, salads, soups, wines and more. Color illustrations help you identify plants that are poisonous or have poisonous parts.