32 ounces cream cheese, softened 1 cup sugar 5 eggs, at room temperature 1/4 cup cornstarch 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 1/2 cup whipping cream 8 peanut butter cup candies *** Crust*** 1 1/2 package graham crackers, crushed 5 tablespoons butter, melted 1/3 cup sugar
Crust: Mix all ingredients and pat into a 10" spring form pan.
Cake: Chop peanut butter cups. Cream the cheese until light. Add sugar and beat some more. Add eggs, one at a time and beat after each. Mix in cream, vanilla and cornstarch. Stir in candy. Pour into crust and bake at 350 degrees F for 1 hour or so until outside edge is firm and middle is still soft. When the cake comes out of the oven run a knife around the edge. Cool for several hours then top with melted chocolate.
Instead of topping with just melted chocolate we also chopped more peanut butter cups and sprinkled that over the top. Excellent recipe! Good overall cheesecake recipe too.
Feb 7, 2008
Hands down, this is the best cheesecake I have ever eaten!!!! Have made it for several family/friends get-togethers and they all loved it too. This recipe is definately a keeper!
Aug 3, 2006
Absolutely the best cheesecake I've ever eaten! Made it for my family and several freinds numerous times and have received several requests for it since then. Even sold a few.
You've got to try this one!!!