Peanut Butter & Jelly Cheesecake – Yummy!

Decadent and delicious!  This fairly easy pb&j cheesecake recipe will be a treasured recipe once you taste it.  It is so creamy and delicious.  Enjoy!

Peanut Butter & Jelly Cheesecake - Yummy!
 
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An adult indulgence of PB&J - Source CookingChannelTV.com
Recipe type: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Serves: 10
Ingredients
  • For the crust:
  • 20 whole Oreos
  • 3 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • Pinch salt
  • For the cheesecake:
  • 2½ pounds cream cheese, room temperature
  • 1½ cups sugar
  • ¾ cup sour cream
  • 5 eggs
  • 2 yolks
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • ¾ cup creamy peanut butter
  • ½ cup jelly (if you are using one that is pale, you may consider a drop of food coloring to perk up the color)
  • For the ganache:
  • 2 cups heavy cream
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1 pound semisweet or bittersweet chocolate, finely chopped
  • - See more at: http://blog.cookingchanneltv.com/2013/02/21/peanut-butter-jelly-cheesecake/?soc=fb#sthash.Bk3TP5hC.dpuf
Instructions
  1. Making the cheesecake:
  2. Preheat the oven to 325°F.
  3. In a food processor pulverize the Oreos, butter, sugar and salt.
  4. Pour into a 9-inch spring-form pan and pat flat with your fingertips, bringing the Oreo crumbs up the sides slightly. Bake the crust for about 10 minutes or until set.
  5. In a stand mixer, fitted with the beater blade, mix the cream cheese on low speed, scraping down the sides to make sure it is smooth. Add the sugar and sour cream.
  6. Add the eggs one at a time, mixing well after each. Add the salt and vanilla.
  7. Split the batter into two bowls. Add the peanut butter to one bowl and add the jelly to the second.
  8. Place the pan on a baking sheet. Spread the peanut butter batter over the Oreo crust, smoothing out the top.
  9. Very carefully add the jelly batter over the peanut butter batter.
  10. Place the cheesecake in the center of the oven. Place a second baking sheet on a lower shelf and fill it with water. The water will create steam in the oven and prevent the cheesecake from developing a hard crust. Bake for about 60 minutes or until set in the center. The top will soufflé slightly.
  11. Allow the cheesecake to cool to room temperature, then refrigerate until thoroughly chilled, at least 4 hours. After one hour in the refrigerate, loosely cover with plastic.
  12. Carefully run a thin bladed knife around the edge of the pan. Un-mold the cake from the pan.
  13. To make the ganache:
  14. In a saucepan, bring the cream to a simmer. Remove from the heat, add the chopped chocolate and butter. Allow to sit for 2 minutes, then stir gently, until totally smooth.
  15. Place the cheesecake on a cooling rack that is sitting above a baking sheet, lined with parchment. This will catch the excess ganache.
  16. Let the cake sit on the rack until the ganache has set up, about 45 minutes.
Notes
See full directions with images at CookingChannelTV.com

Source with Full Images for each of step can be seen at CookingChannelTV.com

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