This is one of the many dessert dishes I made for Thanksgiving. This cheesecake turned out fabulously. If you like Oreo's, then this recipe is most definitely for you. The filling contains chunks of coarsely chopped Oreo's within a sea of silky cream cheese. I doubled the Oreo crust so that it extended up the sides of the cheesecake and sprinkled chopped Oreo's on top before baking.
I allowed the cheesecake to sit in the fridge for 24 hours before whipping up a quick mini batch of chocolate buttercream to spread across the top and use as glue for the Oreo garnish. I doubled the amount of crushed Oreo's within the filling as well as on top. More Thanksgiving Day desserts to come as well as my very belated TWD entries!
*Note: I apologize for the poorly lit photos---Everything in my mother's kitchen bounces off as a yellowish hue*
Adapted from Adventures Of A Food Slut
1 1/2 C. Oreo Cookie Crumbs (about 23 Oreo cookies finely chopped) ( I used 3 cups)
2 Tbsp. Melted Butter (4Tbsp)
Filling - all ingredients need to be at room temperature
1 1/2 lb. Cream Cheese
1 C. Sugar
5 Large Eggs
1/4 tsp. Salt
2 tsp. Vanilla
1/4 C Flour
8 oz Sour Cream (I used Fat-Free)
5 Oreo Cookies (coarsely chopped for the batter) (10 Oreos)
10 Coarsely Chopped Oreo Cookies for the Top of Cheese Cake (15 Oreos)
Butter bottom and sides of a 9-inch springform pan. Mix melted butter with Oreo crumbs and press into the pan, covering the bottom and 1 1/2" up the sides. Set aside.
Preheat oven to 325.Beat cream cheese until light and fluffy. Keeping the mixer on low setting, gradually add sugar and continue beating cream cheese until mixed through. Add eggs one at a time and continue to beat until blended. Measure the vanilla, salt and flour; pour into cream cheese and egg mixture and beat until smooth. Add the sour cream and beat well. Turn off the mixer and stir in the coarsely chopped Oreo cookies with a spoon.Pour filling into the springform pan and sprinkle the coarsely chopped Oreo Cookies on top. Place pan on the top rack and in the middle of the preheated oven, and bake for one hour and 15 minutes. When time is up, prop the oven door open and let the cheese cake stay in the oven for one hour.Remove from oven and let cool completely. Refrigerate for 24 hours. It is worth the anticipation. A cheese cake should season. The flavor ripens and becomes enriched.