Monday, October 24, 2011

Easy Roasted Pumpkin Cheesecake with Peanut Butter Oreo Crust Recipe

Roasted Pumpkin Cheesecake with Oreo Peanut Butter Crust
Halloween is coming and I feel obligated to do something pumpkin to compensate the lack of slutty costume planning. So this is what I did.

You know my baking is the exact opposite of refined. No cute decoration, it's not a super smooth cheesecake, not done in a proper cake mold. It's pretty rough around the edges with bits of roasted pumpkin in it...or maybe I should call it "rustic".

And don't ask me what's with the peanut butter. Why did I think that peanut butter plus roasted pumpkin plus oreo would be a good idea? I don't know. But, luckily, the end result was pretty damn delish. Phew!
Roasted Pumpkin Cheesecake with Oreo Peanut Butter Crust
- 1 block of cream cheese
- a quarter of a small (around 15cm diameter) pumpkin, remove seeds, remove skin
- 3 tbsp sugar
- 3 tbsp cream
- 1 egg
- 1 tsp corn starch
- 1 whole packet of oreo
- 2 heaping tbsp peanut butter
- 1 tbsp butter

Preheat oven to 180C, roast pumpkin until soft. Meanwhile, prepare crust. In a food processor, pulse oreos + peanut butter + butter until smooth. Pour into lightly greased pan. Set aside.

Once soft, remove roasted pumpkin, set aside to cool down, cut into chunks. Cut cream cheese into chunks, throw it into food processor, add the rest of the ingredients, pulse until everything's combined. Don't worry about little bits of pumpkin. Pour batter onto the crust, bake in 150C oven for about 20 minutes. Cool down and refrigerate.

Or spoon the custardy warm batter fresh out of the oven with a spoon, and ofcourse, lick the spoon clean.

Now tell me more about your slutty Halloween costume...


shellie said...

it looks so pretty!!!

Little Corner of Mine said...

Oh yummy! I have see pumpkin post every where, holidays season are definitely here.

Unknown said...

This is very Halloween suitable. I think I will really love this recipe - just looking at the combination of flavours : )

gastronomous anonymous said...

ooooo i have never had pumpkin cheesecake, but this looks so yummy! will have to give it ago, have a pumpkin in the fridge :)

Joanne said...

I'm pretty sure this must be what heaven tastes like!

froodie said...

Nice! I'd like to try this one out. :)

daphne said...

oh yummy!! I can dig into this one for sure. I had pumpkin cheesecake once but it has bits of pumpkin rather than incorporating it to the cheese cake! This looks so much more better.

noobcook said...

the colour scheme is screaming Halloween, so cute ^^

aki! said...

I love this but one block of cream cheese? I just can't.

zenchef said...

I think this is the most beautiful dessert you've ever made. :) With the burned pieces, the chunks of pumpkin and all.

Hi Rita!! :)

Gummi Baby said...

I took one look at the colour of your crust and the filling and I just had to save your recipe to try. I love pumpkin pie but I think this might be even easier to make. Thank you for sharing! :D

Lady G said...

An interesting combination, a perfect cake for Halloween.