Monday, July 21, 2014

Super Amazing Oreo Cheesecake

Whenever I take pictures of food, Dave just laughs and shakes his head. But some things are just so amazing they need to be documented.  Right?!!? And there have been several times that I have gotten my blog books back and look through it, when I spy a forgotten goodness.  Then I make it again. How perfect it that? So anyways, many moons ago I pinned an Oreo Cheesecake.  Saturday as I was going through my boards to see what new delight we were going to try this week. I clicked into the Cheesecake.  I am really hoping it was a site from translation, because it was pretty bad English.  I know I have terrible basic writing skills, my brother can barely get through a post, :) but this was bad.  I was not sure I could trust a recipe from someone unreadable.  Disappointed I started to Google 'Oreo Cheesecake'.  Because really, now my mind was set, this was clearly the only dessert that would do.  Every one I found was baked.  It is a very rare occasion that I enjoy a baked cheesecake.  Alas what to do? I figured I had made enough cheesecakes I could probably come up with something. Fast forward to Sunday afternoon.  We sit down to our scrumptious meal of salmon, asparagus, and watermelon.  Possibly only eating dinner so we can get to dessert. The moment arrives.  Let's pause here for a moment to remember that the last two recipes I tried from Pinterest, Dave has said he would eat it if there was nothing else.  Pretty sure that is code for 'Please don't ever make this again'  I served everyone their dessert.  They waited for me to sit down and take the first bite.   Wow! Mmmmm!! Dave takes a forkful, eats, and declares, 'this one is a keeper'  Seriously some deliciously divine goodness going on here.
Here is what I did.  I made an Oreo crust.  Next I made a ganache. (Cora thinks this is way to fancy a word for just basically chocolate and cream together.  She was sure I was just saying it to sound posh. But it is a real thing and it is fun to say.  Go ahead say it 5 or 6 times.  See, don't you just kinda feel like you have been to France?) Spread the ganache on the cookie crust and set in fridge to harden. Next layer was softened cream cheese, blended together with icing sugar.  Folded in some whipped whipping cream.  Then folded in crushed Oreos. I placed whole Oreos on top because that is what attracted me to the original post. Then let it all set in the fridge.  Now go, try it.  Your life will never be the same.


  1. Looks so yummy!! Glad you posted so you can remember how delicious it is and make it again when I can taste it! Myrna

  2. Pooh, that does sound yummy!!!!!

  3. I just got caught up with you and your life. I think the posts I look the most forward to is the family reunion. I understand your comments. Thanks so much for sharing. Your girls look like they had fun at girls camp. The spiritual jenga looks like a good FHE. I just made My nephew a Over sized jenga set for his birthday. Going to have to barrow it. I think Randan gets tired of me trying pinterst food out on him. I will admit we have found some good things that we do often I will have to try you oreo one