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Tuesday, 7 July 2015

Reese's Peanut Butter Cheesecake

A few years ago I fell in love with Reese's Peanut butter cups. I don't exactly remember when I had my first, but I suspect it was shortly after the birth of my first baby, whilst living in America. I craved peanut butter during that pregnancy but laid off it, as was the advice at the time due to allergies. I've since discovered Reese's Nutrageous bars, which are amazing, although I haven't had one for ages. I've also made my own peanut butter cups and featured them previously on this blog.

A while ago I had a conversation with fellow blogger Heather about a peanut butter cream pie, which I think she'd eaten in a Perkins Restaurant in Florida, and I promised I would try and recreate one, one day. This isn't quite a cream pie as it doesn't have a pastry crust or cream on top, and neither does it have the layer of chocolate ganache that a peanut butter cream pie in Perkins has, but surely a peanut butter cheesecake has to be a good substitute when the real thing is over 4000 miles away. Next time I think I'll add a layer of chocolate ganache, and maybe a layer of peanut butter or mini peanut butter cups, but I must say that this was pretty damn good as it was.

   Reese's Peanut Butter Cheesecake

Reese's Peanut Butter Cheesecake - makes a 20cm cheesecake

200g digestive biscuits, crushed
50g butter, melted
400g full fat cream cheese
450ml double cream
60g caster sugar
250g peanut butter
8 Reese's peanut butter cups, halved
caramel sauce (optional)
  • Mix the crushed biscuits and butter together and press into the base of a 20cm loose bottomed cake tin & place in the fridge to firm up
  • Whisk together the cream cheese, double cream and caster sugar until well combined and smooth
  • Whisk in the peanut butter, until stiff peaks form
  • Spread the filling over the base and level off
  • Place in the fridge overnight, until fully set
  • Remove from the tin before serving and decorate with peanut butter cups & caramel sauce

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