Wednesday, June 7, 2023

Peanut Butter Cheesecake

Lately I’ve been interested in doing a little baking. This interest was compounded after I purchased the new Chocolate Peanut Butter Pie flavor  of Oreo cookies; I thought what a great crust it would make for a peanut butter cheesecake. There are a number of recipes for peanut butter, cheesecakes online, but I decided on this one, ultimately, because I liked the idea of a baked rather than unbaked cheesecake. I altered it to suit my taste and added the drizzle of melted peanut butter on the top. It makes a lovely presentation, and a wonderful dessert for the peanut butter fan in your life.

Peanut Butter Cheesecake

Adapted from Pioneer Woman


22 Chocolate Peanut Butter Pie Oreos

5 T. unsalted butter, melted


4 8-oz. blocks cream cheese, room temperature

½ c. sour cream, room temperature

1 c. Jif creamy peanut butter

1 c. granulated sugar

¼ t. kosher salt

4 large eggs, room temperature

½ c. heavy cream


2 T. Jif creamy peanut butter, melted

1 c. stabilized whipped cream, for topping


Preheat oven to 350°F.

In the work bowl of a food processor, pulse Oreos (including the cream filling) into a fine crumb. While motor is running, pour in melted butter and pulse until the mixture looks like wet sand (thick and quite wet).

 Pour the mixture into an ungreased 9-inch springform pan. With medium pressure using your hand, pat the crumbs down into the bottom and up the sides to make a compact, thick crust. (I like to use a tart tamper for this job.) Bake in preheated oven for 10-12 minutes. Cool completely.


In the work bowl of a stand mixer fitted with a paddle attachment, beat the cream cheese and sour cream on medium-low speed until totally smooth, about 3 minutes. Add the peanut butter, sugar, and salt. Beat on medium-low speed until completely combined. With the mixer running, add the eggs, one at a time until each is fully incorporated, mix in heavy cream. Scrape down sides in the process. Pour the batter into the crust.

 Bake for 70 - 80 minutes, or until the filling is puffed and the center slightly wobbles when the pan is gently shaken. Turn off the oven, crack the door a few inches, and let cool in the oven for 1 hour. Remove and finish cooling to room temperature

 Chill the cooled cheesecake for at least 6 hours or overnight. When ready to serve, run a thin knife or offset spatula around the sides of the cheesecake to release it from the pan. Release and remove the side of the springform pan and transfer to a serving plate.

 Spread a layer of whipped cream over the top (pipe rosettes around the edge if you like), and drizzle with melted peanut butter.

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Donna said...


Gina said...

Today the high temp here is 91, so its safe to say I will not be using the oven. HOWEVER, I think I should go find those Oreos and come up with a simple refrigerated cheesecake pie! This one looks so good!!

Marie Smith said...

I am not a fan of cheesecake but this looks so good.

Linda said...

This looks rich and good. I like that you added a peanut butter drizzle instead of chocolate. Do the Oreos taste good on their own? I've not seen them in any of our stores, but then I don't often check out anything but the vanilla thins - lol!