Reese's Peanut Butter Cup Cheesecake

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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

How to Make Reese's Peanut Butter Cup Cheesecake

Step-by-Step

  • 1Please Note****Plan ahead--cheesecake needs to chill for at least 4 hours.
  • 2THE CRUST:
  • 3Combine crushed Oreo cookies and peanuts that have been ground in a food processor with the melted butter.
  • 4Pat the crust mixture onto bottom and sides of a 10-inch springform pan.
  • 5THE FILLING:
  • 6Beat cream cheese in bowl of electric mixer until smooth.
  • 7Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition.
  • 8Add sugar, peanut butter and cream; mix until smooth.
  • 9Stir in vanilla, then fold in peanut butter cup pieces with a rubber spatula.
  • 10Pour filling into prepared crust.
  • 11Place springform pan into a larger baking pan.
  • 12Pour hot water into the larger pan so that the water comes 1 inch up the sides of the springform pan.
  • 13Bake at 275°F 1-1/2 hours, or until firm and lightly browned.
  • 14THE TOPPING:
  • 15Combine the sour cream and sugar and spread on the cheesecake.
  • 16Return the cake to the oven for 5 minutes.
  • 17Remove from the oven and allow to cool on a wire rack for one hour.
  • 18You may run a knife along the edge of the cake to loosen it from the pan somewhat.
  • 19Refrigerate for at least 4 hours.

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About Reese's Peanut Butter Cup Cheesecake

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