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Strawberry Oreo Cheesecake Recipe

Ingredients:

For the Crust:

  • 24 Oreo cookies (crushed into fine crumbs)
  • 1/4 cup (60 g) unsalted butter, melted

For the Cheesecake Filling:

  • 3 packages (8 oz each, 680 g total) cream cheese, softened
  • 1 cup (200 g) granulated sugar
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 cup (240 ml) sour cream
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup (150 g) chopped fresh strawberries
  • 10 Oreo cookies, chopped

For the Strawberry Topping:

  • 1 cup (150 g) fresh strawberries, hulled and sliced
  • 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice

For Garnish (Optional):

  • Whipped cream
  • Extra Oreo cookies, crushed or halved
  • Fresh strawberries

Instructions:

Prepare the Crust:

  1. Preheat Oven:
    • Preheat your oven to 325°F (163°C).
  2. Make the Crust:
    • In a medium bowl, combine the crushed Oreo cookies and melted butter. Mix until well combined.
    • Press the mixture into the bottom of a 9-inch (23 cm) springform pan, ensuring it is evenly distributed and packed tightly.
    • Bake the crust in the preheated oven for 10 minutes. Remove and let cool while preparing the filling.

Prepare the Cheesecake Filling:

  1. Beat the Cream Cheese:
    • In a large mixing bowl, beat the softened cream cheese with an electric mixer until smooth and creamy.
  2. Add Sugar and Eggs:
    • Gradually add the granulated sugar, beating until well combined.
    • Add the eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition.
  3. Add Sour Cream and Vanilla:
    • Mix in the sour cream and vanilla extract until smooth.
  4. Fold in Strawberries and Oreos:
    • Gently fold in the chopped fresh strawberries and chopped Oreo cookies.
  5. Pour the Filling:
    • Pour the cheesecake filling over the cooled crust, spreading it evenly.

Bake the Cheesecake:

  1. Water Bath:
    • Wrap the bottom of the springform pan with aluminum foil to prevent leaks.
    • Place the pan in a larger baking dish and add hot water to the larger dish until it reaches halfway up the sides of the springform pan.
  2. Bake:
    • Bake the cheesecake in the preheated oven for 55-65 minutes, or until the center is set and just slightly jiggly.
  3. Cool:
    • Turn off the oven and leave the cheesecake inside with the door slightly open for about an hour.
    • Remove from the oven and let cool to room temperature. Then refrigerate for at least 4 hours or overnight.

Prepare the Strawberry Topping:

  1. Make the Topping:
    • In a small saucepan, combine the sliced strawberries, granulated sugar, and lemon juice.
    • Cook over medium heat, stirring occasionally, until the strawberries release their juices and the mixture thickens slightly, about 5-7 minutes.
    • Remove from heat and let cool.

Serve the Cheesecake:

  1. Top the Cheesecake:
    • Once the cheesecake is fully chilled, remove it from the springform pan.
    • Spoon the cooled strawberry topping over the cheesecake.
  2. Garnish (Optional):
    • Decorate with whipped cream, extra Oreo cookies, and fresh strawberries if desired.
  3. Slice and Enjoy:
    • Slice the cheesecake and serve.

Enjoy your delicious Strawberry Oreo Cheesecake!