Crushed Peppermint Cheesecake


submitted by amberlee103 {1 Recipe}

  • Prep Time:
    1 Hr 30 Mins
  • Cook Time:
    1 Hr
  • Total Prep + Cook Time:
    2 Hrs 30 Mins
  • Level:
Crushed Peppermint Cheesecake

Makes: 1 12-16

Description: Creamy peppermint cheesecake with chocolate cookie crust garnished with crushed peppermints

12oz  Oreos, broken into pieces
3 tbsp  melted butter
1 1/2 lbs  cream cheese room temp
3/4 cup  sugar
4  eggs
2 tbsps  all purpose flour
1 tsp  vanilla
1/2 tsp  peppermint extract
1/2 tsp  salt
1/3 cup  coarsley crushed peppermint candies

Instructions: 1. Place cookies in a heavy zip-lock plastic bag and crush with a rolling pin. Pour into a buttered 9-inch round springform pan and pour melted butter over crumbs; mix to coat, then press evenly over bottom and about 1/2 inch up sides of pan. Bake in a 300 oven until crust is slightly darker and looks a bit dry, about 10 minutes (leave oven on).
2. Meanwhile, in a bowl, with a mixer on medium speed, beat cream cheese and sugar until well blended. Beat in sour cream. Add eggs one at a time, beating to blend after each addition. Beat in flour, vanilla, peppermint extract, and salt until smooth. Pour cream cheese mixture into pan over baked crust.
3. Bake until edges are just golden and center jiggles slightly when pan is gently shaken, about 1 hour. Run a knife around edge of pan rim. Place pan on a wire rack and cool cheesecake completely in pan. Cover and chill until cold, at least 4 hours or up to 2 days. Run a knife around rim again, then release rim. If any liquid has pooled on surface of cheesecake, blot dry gently with a paper towel.
4. Decorate top of cake with crushed peppermint candy, pressing it in gently with your hands.
Note: PREP AND COOK TIME: About 1 1/2 hours, plus at least 4 hours to cool and chill

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Author image by jacklynfowler | FORNEY, TX    
Nov 11, 2016

Just love chessecake, I have tried so many different ones,cant wait to try this one.

Author image by xashleyjanelle | LAKELAND, FL    
Jul 12, 2016

Looks great!

Author image by Karen5431 | USAF Academy, CO    
Jun 16, 2016

This looks amazing. I think I want to make this.

Author image by butterflynda | Joshua Tree, CA    
Jan 31, 2012

the only problem was people getting pieces stick in their throats, tried again with substituting red hots and peppermint chocolates crushes while frozen, seperately, turns out great too...

Author image by JustRebecca | Homestead, FL    
Dec 28, 2011

I will be making this for the new year and I will be adding this to all my desserts for Christmas

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