Reese's Peanut Butter Cup Cheesecake

Sheila M

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Method:

Bake

Ingredients

FOR THE CRUST

4 1/2 c
crushed oreo cookies
1 c
chopped roasted peanuts
1/2 c
butter, melted

FOR THE FILLING

2 lb
cream cheese, softened
5
eggs, at room temperature
1 1/2 c
firmly packed brown sugar
1 c
smooth peanut butter (not natural-style)
1/2 c
whipping cream
1 tsp
vanilla extract
12
reese's peanut butter cups, broken into small pieces

FOR THE TOPPING

3 ounces sour cream
1/2 cup sugar

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Please Note****Plan ahead--cheesecake needs to chill for at least 4 hours.
2
THE CRUST:
3
Combine crushed Oreo cookies and peanuts that have been ground in a food processor with the melted butter.
4
Pat the crust mixture onto bottom and sides of a 10-inch springform pan.
5
THE FILLING:
6
Beat cream cheese in bowl of electric mixer until smooth.
7
Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition.
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Add sugar, peanut butter and cream; mix until smooth.
9
Stir in vanilla, then fold in peanut butter cup pieces with a rubber spatula.
10
Pour filling into prepared crust.
11
Place springform pan into a larger baking pan.
12
Pour hot water into the larger pan so that the water comes 1 inch up the sides of the springform pan.
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Bake at 275°F 1-1/2 hours, or until firm and lightly browned.
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THE TOPPING:
15
Combine the sour cream and sugar and spread on the cheesecake.
16
Return the cake to the oven for 5 minutes.
17
Remove from the oven and allow to cool on a wire rack for one hour.
18
You may run a knife along the edge of the cake to loosen it from the pan somewhat.
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Refrigerate for at least 4 hours.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Cakes, Other Desserts
Main Ingredient: Dairy
Regional Style: American