Peanut Butter Cheesecake

Yield:
1 cheesecake
Ingredients
Directions

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Combine cream cheese and peanut butter in a large bowl. Beat the mixture in an electric mixer (using a wire whip) until smooth. Gradually add sugar and flour. Beat on medium speed until sugar and flour are incorporated well into cheese and peanut butter mixture. Scrape ingredients from side of bowl before adding eggs. Add eggs gradually and continue to beat on medium speed for two or three minutes until mixture is smooth. Mix in the vanilla extract. Be careful not to over-mix. Remove bowl from mixer. Pour mixture into prepared peanut butter cookie crust. Place cheesecake in oven on center rack. Bake cheesecake in a water bath for approximately 2 hours in 350 degree oven or until tip of a knife comes out clean when inserted in center of cake. Dust with powdered sugar or sprinkle with chopped mint. PEANUT BUTTER COOKIE CRUST: 10 peanut butter cookies 1 teaspoon sugar 2 or 3 tablespoons melted butter Vegetable oil spray

Use hands to crumble peanut butter cookies in a small mixing bowl. Add 1 teaspoon of sugar. Add 2 or 3 tablespoons of melted butter (depending upon the desired consistency). Mix all ingredients well. Spray a 9 by 3-inch springform pan with the vegetable oil. Place ingredients into the bottom of spring form pan. Using fingertips or spoon, press ingredients to form crust.


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My oven temp is off, so the cake did not come out clean until well past two hours, and the top of the cake was burnt. Making another one for my dad's birthday, so I will foil the top, and keep a close eye. The first one I made, I used peanut butter oreos for the crust - and it was a hit! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Third time is a charm with this recipe. 1st follow directions to a T and had a very dark topped cheesecake; 2nd time cooked for only 1hr 30 minutes, cheesecake was not cooked through. 3rd time I covered with loose foil 1 hr 20 minutes into cooking and cooked for the 2hrs...this one worked for me. Every time I used a water bath per recipe. I recommend crushed Lorna Doones has a cookie crust. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Not Accurate! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I'm wondering if all the people who said that it burned were using a water bath as it says? I've never done a cheesecake in a water bath and I can't help but think that the water may seep into the crust. By the way, I put three stars because I had to, a rating is required. I haven't made this cheesecake. I was hoping to find out info, not rate it but a rating is required. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Only cooked 1hr 20 mins as had I not been checking, it would have been over done..as it was, I still had a 'browner' cheesecake than anticipated. Otherwise, it was lovely, rich, and I added chocolate ganache so decadent. item not reviewed by moderator and published
So obviously, two hours is a misprint, that's why it's not 5 stars. This is a delicious recipe, otherwise, although very rich. I tend to automatically cut sugar in recipes in half, and I did the same for this one. I also leave out the powedered sugar;this cheesecake is sweet enough already. Lastly, I actually make this in a mini cheese cake pan, so I get 12, 2-inch cheesecakes. My boyfriend loves this recipe and requests it every year for his birthday. item not reviewed by moderator and published
yes a black cheese cake thats what i got too. never made a cheese cake before :( poor little cheese cake. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Really? Two hours to bake a cheesecake. I should have known this was a misprint as my cheese cakes have always taken an hour and 20 min. at the most. Now I have black cheesecake. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I suppose it goes a long way but much too heavy! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Best cheesecake I've ever had. I also tried this recipe by substituting the peanut butter with Hazelnut spread and removed some of the sugar. Awesome. Great base recipe. I must agree with the Misprint comment- it does not take 2 hours. About an hour is plenty. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I used a water bath and mine Cheesecake got really dark on top. Then my second attempt I did it for 1hr 30 minutes, cake was not done in the middle. item not reviewed by moderator and published

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