Lemon Oreo Cheesecake

Apparently, I am obsessed with Oreos.  I don’t think that’s possible.  I mean, yes, I may have made Beardy Mum and Beardy Fiance stop at every single Walmart on the way to North Carolina.  That’s normal!  Every Walmart has different Oreo supplies and the website can’t really tell you which is where (it’s a great travesty!)  But that doesn’t make me obsessed, it just makes me a keen appreciator of Oreos – NOT THE SAME THING, OK?

Ok.  So I found these lovely Lemon Twist Oreos at a market in North Carolina and promptly thought “lemon cheesecake” – Oreo bases are an American tradition and nothing would be nicer than a cheesecake with a lemon base.  So here it is!

Lemon Oreo Cheesecake (adapted from The Hummingbird Bakery Cookbook)

Ingredients (base)

200g Lemon Twist Oreos

150g unsalted butter, melted

DSC_1113Smush the Lemon Twist Oreos into crumbs and mix well with the melted butter.

DSC_1114Press the crumb/butter mix onto the bottom of a springform pan.

Ingredients (filling):

900g cream cheese

190g caster sugar

Juice and zest of 1 lemon

1 teaspoon lemon extract

4 eggs

DSC_1115Beat the cream cheese, sugar and lemon extract with a hand mixer.

DSC_1116Mix in the eggs.

DSC_1117Spread the filling over the crust in the springform tin.

DSC_1118Wrap the springform pan in tinfoil.  Place the springform pan in a deep baking tray about 2/3 of the way up the pan.  Bake at 150C for about 30-40 minutes (you want the centre of the cheesecake to be golden brown.)

DSC_1128Pure, multiple shots of lemon!  A good use of Lemon Twist Oreos if I do say so myself!

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One comment

  1. Mmmmm Oreos. I think they are definitely my fave cookie (not biscuit mind, those are Kiwi ones :-)).

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