PEANUT BRITTLE CHEESECAKE

Easy


Prep: 30 minutes
Cook: 1 hour 15 minutes

Chill: Overnight

Serves 8


Keep refrigerated up to 5 days

This fall, in light of the colorful leaves of autumn, one of our employees ever so creatively combined our Peanut Brittle into an amazing poco dolce cheesecake. From our kitchen to yours, this original cheesecake recipe lightly sweetened by our hand-pulled peanut brittle is the perfect dish to bring to any holiday gathering this season.

INGREDIENTS

PEANUT BRITTLE CRUST INGREDIENTS

1 ½ cups graham cracker crumbs

½ cup finely crushed peanut brittle*
additional peanut brittle pieces for the finished cake

⅓ cup unsalted butter, melted

 

CHEESECAKE INGREDIENTS

24oz cream cheese, softened

5 eggs, beaten

1 cup sugar

½ cup finely crushed peanut brittle*

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

 

NOTES:

* We used our own hand-pulled
Sea Salt Peanut Brittle

RECIPE

Preparation: Preheat the oven to 300°F

 

PEANUT BRITTLE CRUST RECIPE

  • Butter the sides of a 9” springform pan
  • Combine the graham cracker crumbs, finely crushed peanut brittle and melted butter
  • Press the crumb mixture along bottom of the pan to form crust

 

CHEESECAKE RECIPE

  • To make the filling, beat cream cheese and sugar in a large mixing bowl for about 5 minutes until light and fluffy
  • Beat in the eggs, one at a time
  • Add the vanilla extract. Beat until smooth.
  • Pour cheesecake mixture until crust and bake for an hour and 15 minutes or until set
  • When cheesecake is set, remove from oven and let cool completely*
  • Cover and chill overnight
  • Sprinkle a layer of peanut brittle and remove cake from pan
  • Remove from the springform pan by running a warm knife around the edge of the cake
  • Leave the cake on the bottom of the springform pan for ease of serving

To avoid cracks, cool the cheesecake slowly in the oven turned off with the door cracked open for 30 minutes.

Tip: Serve with pieces of peanut brittle on the side. For the adventurous, you can add a little chile powder to the brittle!

Tags: bake, brittle
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