Recipe: Peanut Butter Cheesecake

I first participated in the Sweet Adventures Blog Hop back in August when the delightful Sophie hosted a cookie theme (to which I took my white chocolate & macadamia cookies). For some reason I didn’t get around to taking part in the next two SABH, but when I saw that this month’s theme (hosted by Nic from Nic cooks) was cheese, I knew I had no choice but to participate!Β 

I don’t think it’s any secret I love cheese. I would never turn down a cheese platter, and more often than not cheese turns up in my salads in the form of haloumi, feta or goats cheese. It had been a while, however, since I had used cheese in a sweet dish, so I was excited to have a play and see what I could come up with – and peanut butter cheesecake with a peanut sauce and caramelised peanuts was it! If you missed my post last week, I have already shared the recipes for the sauce and the caramelised peanuts, so today it’s all about the cheesecake!

Ingredients List

  • 1 cup biscuit – I used butternut snap biscuits
  • 3 tbs butter
  • 2 packets cream cheese
  • 1/2 cup smooth peanut butter
  • 2/3 cup sugar
  • 1tbs plain flour
  • 2tsp vanilla essence
  • 2 eggs

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Steps

  1. Preheat oven to 180C
  2. Crush the biscuits and melt the butter, then combine in a bowl
  3. Press into the base of lined cupcake pans and bake for 10 minutes before leaving to cool and harden
  4. In a separate bowl, combine the cream cheese, peanut butter, flour, sugar and vanilla and beat with electric beaters until smooth and combined
  5. Add the eggs and beat until well combined
  6. Spoon onto the bases and flatten the tops as best you can. Bake for approximately 20 minutes, removing them when the tops are set.
  7. Leave to cool before removing from the patty-pan cases, then refrigerate until required (try for at least a few hours)
  8. Spoon over the peanut sauce and top with caramelised peanuts prior to serving
  9. Enjoy!

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20 Comments on Recipe: Peanut Butter Cheesecake

    • I Spy Plum Pie (admin)
      November 18, 2013 at 12:11 pm (7 years ago)

      Thanks Nic! And thanks for hosting, excellent choice of theme!

      Reply
  1. Miss Sage Sugar
    November 18, 2013 at 3:02 pm (7 years ago)

    What a lovely cheesecake! Looks delicious. Wish I was eating one right now… πŸ™‚

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    • I Spy Plum Pie (admin)
      November 18, 2013 at 8:07 pm (7 years ago)

      Thanks! Unfortunately they didn’t last long around my housemates so there’s none left to share around!

      Reply
  2. Swah
    November 18, 2013 at 6:23 pm (7 years ago)

    Omg omg omg these look incredible! Peanut butter and cheesecake are made for each other πŸ™‚
    Swah recently posted…Choc Chip Cookie Cheesecake

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    • I Spy Plum Pie (admin)
      November 18, 2013 at 8:07 pm (7 years ago)

      Thanks Swah! Maybe we should do a cheesecake trade, I’d love a piece of yours too!

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    • I Spy Plum Pie (admin)
      November 19, 2013 at 1:29 pm (7 years ago)

      Thanks JJ, I’m so glad I got on board again too!

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    • I Spy Plum Pie (admin)
      November 21, 2013 at 4:12 pm (7 years ago)

      Thanks Monica! Sometimes the simpler the better I reckon!

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    • I Spy Plum Pie (admin)
      November 27, 2013 at 9:11 am (7 years ago)

      I’m still on a learning curve with peanut butter after hating it as a kid, but my boyfriend absolutely loves it! Cheesecake brownie sounds delicious though!

      Reply
    • I Spy Plum Pie (admin)
      November 17, 2014 at 7:01 am (6 years ago)

      Thanks Erin!

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    • I Spy Plum Pie (admin)
      November 17, 2014 at 8:15 pm (6 years ago)

      It was pretty delicious that’s for sure – I think I’ll have to make these again rather soon!

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    • I Spy Plum Pie (admin)
      November 19, 2014 at 7:37 pm (6 years ago)

      Sorry!

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    • I Spy Plum Pie (admin)
      November 22, 2014 at 8:55 am (6 years ago)

      Excellent idea!

      Reply

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