Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Oreo Cheesecake

Another birthday is fast approaching... ugh. Not that I don't love to celebrate (especially with Oreo cheesecake) but I am getting ever closer to the dreaded 3-0.

But 30 is the new 20 right? So I better start getting this body in shape to wear mini skirts and tube tops...

Oh, who am I kidding? I love desserts far too much. I've been having a hard time finding "mature" adult clothes that don't make me look like I'm older than 30, if you catch my drift.

All of these issues make me want to eat half of the cheesecake and never look back, oops...

Maybe I already did that...

For the Crust:
20 whole Oreo cookies, crushed into crumbs
1/3 cup butter, melted

For the Cheesecake:
3 packages cream cheese, room temp
3/4 cup sugar
4 eggs
1 cup sour cream
1 teaspoon vanilla
10 Oreos, chopped

For the Ganache:
1/2 cup heavy cream
4 ounces bittersweet chocolate

Preheat oven to 325 degrees. In a food processor, pulse the Oreo cookies into crumbs. Dump the crumbs into a medium bowl and pour the melted butter in. Stir until all of the cookies are saturated. Press the crumbs into the bottom of a 9" spring form pan and bake for 6 minutes just to set. Remove from oven and set aside.
Meanwhile, in a large bowl beat together the cream cheese and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in the eggs, one at a time, just until incorporated. Mix in the sour cream and vanilla and fold in the chopped Oreos.
Pour the prepared batter onto the crust and bake in the preheated oven for 55-60 minutes. You want a slight wobble in the center of the cheesecake. Remove the cheesecake and place on a cooling rack to cool completely.
Once cooled, place in the refrigerator to set for 6 hours or up to overnight.
Before serving, make the ganache.
Simmer the heavy cream over medium heat just until bubbles form around the edges. Place the chocolate into a medium bowl and pour the hot cream over. Stir until smooth and shiny. Pour the ganache on the cooled cheesecake and spread in an even layer over the top.
Place back into the refrigerator to set up.
Serve the cheesecake slightly chilled.
Enjoy this delicious cheesecake with bursts of chocolaty Oreo cookies.


  1. Oh your cheesecake sounds delicious!!!! The Oreo crust sounds SO good, what a great alternative to the traditional graham cracker crust!!! This looks like a heavenly dessert!!! YUM!!! :)

    1. Thank you for stopping by Maria... This cheesecake is definitely one for the books! :)