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Recipe from the KQ Cookbook: Oreo Cheesecake

When the occasion calls for a special treat, try this Oreo Cheesecake recipe that looks so special when cut. It’s light, creamy and, surprisingly, not super sweet.

The recipe is from the out-of-print Keepsake Quilting™ Cookbook published as a charitable fund-raiser in 2001.

Oreo Cheesecake
32 ounces cream cheese, softened
1-1/4 cups sugar
2 tablespoons flour
4 eggs, at room temperature
3 egg yolks, at room temperature
1/3 cup heavy cream
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
15 Oreo cookies
Oreo Crust
Sour Cream Topping

Beat the cream cheese in a mixing bowl with an electric mixer at medium speed until smooth and creamy. Add the sugar gradually, beating constantly. Beat for 3 minutes or until light and fluffy. Beat in the flour. Add the eggs and egg yolks and beat until smooth. Beat in the cream and vanilla. Chop the cookies to yield about 1-1/2 cups pieces. Pour half the cream cheese mixture into the Oreo Crust, sprinkle with the chopped cookies and add the remaining cream cheese mixture.

Place the springform pan on a baking sheet. Bake at 350 degrees for approximately 50 minutes. The edges should be set, and the center should jiggle slightly. Spread the Sour Cream Topping evenly over the cream cheese layer. Bake for 7 minutes. Remove to a wire rack and let stand until cooled to room temperature.

Refrigerate, covered, for several hours to 3 days. Loosen the cheesecake from the side of the pan and remove the side of the pan. Place on a serving plate. Garnish with whole Oreo cookies.

Yield: 10 to 12 servings

Oreo Crust

25 Oreo cookies
1/4 cup (1/2 stick) unsalted butter, melted

Process the cookies in a food processor until crushed to about 2-1/2 cups crumbs. Add the melted butter and process until well mixed. Press evenly over the bottom and 2/3 of the way up the side of a 9- or 10-inch springform pan. Refrigerate while preparing the filling.

Sour Cream Topping

2 cups sour cream
1/4 cup sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Combine the sour cream, sugar and vanilla in a small bowl and blend well.

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