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Peanut Butter Cup Cheesecake Recipe

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Contributor:  
Contributor:  
Maureen Plazinski
Added: Thursday, March 29, 2007

Category:
Category:

Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
CRUST:
1 1/4 c graham cracker crumbs
1/4 c crushed Oreo cookies
1/4 c sugar
1/2 c melted butter (margerine)
3/4 c creamy peanut butter
FILLING:
3 - 8 oz cream cheese (I used 1/3 fat)
1 c sugar
1 c sour cream
3 eggs, lightly beaten
1 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
1 c hot fudge ice cream topping
10 mini peanut butter cups cut into 6 wedges

Directions:
Directions:
In a bowl combine craker crumbs, cookie crumbs, sugar and butter. Press onto the bottom and 1 inch up the sides of a greased 9-inch springform pan. Place on a baking sheet. Bake at 350 for 7-9 minutes or until set. Cool on a wire rack. In a microwave-safe bowl, heat peanut butter on high for 30 seconds until softened. Spread over crust within 1 inch of edges.

In a large mixing bowl, beat cream cheese, sugar and sour cream until smooth. add eggs; beat on lwo speed just until combined. Stir in vanilla. Pour 1 cup into a small bowl; set aside. Pour remainign filling over peanut butter layer.
Heat 1/4 c fudge topping, 30 seconds until thin. Fold into reserved cheese filling. Blob onto top of cake filling and swirl with a knife to achieve marble look.

Place pan on a baking sheet. Bake at 350 for 55-60 minutes or until center is almost set. Cool on wire rack for 10 minutes. Carefully, run a knife around edge edge of pan to loosen; cool 1 hour longer.

Microwve remaining fudge topping for 30 seconds or until warmed; spread over top of cheesecake. Garnish top with peanut butter cup pieces. Remove side of pan and refridgerate.

Number Of Servings:
Number Of Servings:
12-14
Preparation Time:
Preparation Time:
1 hour - make day before
Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
Do not use Double Stuff Oreos. The sugar makes the crust very hard. (Guess who tried it?) Waiting for the crust to cool extends the prep another 1/2 hour. I used the time to cut up my peanut butter cups.

 

 

 

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