Last week, I had a chance to play with my new mini cheesecake pan that I received for Christmas. The first recipe I wanted to try was Mini Oreo Cheesecakes. I've had this recipe in mind and was hoping to get that pan for Christmas. My sweet hubby was the one who got it for me. It's a win-win for him...happy wife and mini cheesecakes in the fridge!!
Mini Oreo Cheesecakes
3 8oz packages of cream cheese, softened
3/4 cup sugar
1 package oreo cookies
4 tbsp butter
mini cheesecake pan
-Crush up 16 oreos. I did this with my Pampered Chef hand nut chopper, but you could use a rolling pin or your blender or your fist. Melt the butter and combine the butter and oreos. Grease the pan well. Add a spoonful of oreos to the bottom of each well and press down. This is enough crust to make 16 mini cheesecakes.
-Mix the softened cream cheese and sugar until well blended. Add the eggs one at a time and blend well after each addition.
-Crush up about 20 oreos and add to the cream cheese mix. You can add more or less, depending on how much you like.
-Spoon mixture into the pan
-Bake at 350 degrees for 15-20 minutes
-Remove from oven and let cool for a little bit. Take the cheesecakes out of the pan and place in refridgerator for at least 1 hour.
You might have more filling for more cheesecakes. If you have any oreos left after popping a bunch in your mouth while the first batch was cooking (you know you will!!), you can make more crusts. I then melted some chocolate candy melts to drizzle over the top.
I adapted the recipe from a few on the web that I found, I just changed it up to fit my pan and my tastes. These were very very good. Very chocolately and oreo-like, I loved them. My hubby even liked them, and he's not a super big oreo person. You could even eliminate the oreos from the filling if you would rather have a plain cheesecake with oreo crust. My kids gobbled up their portion and asked for more. Although that always happens with dessert, so not sure if it was a compliment or not. Hee hee!!
I love my mini pan!! I was thinking of all the cheesecake possibilities, the first one being chopped up snicker bars in the filling. Or plain with a fruit topping. I can't wait to make more! Thanks for stopping by!!