peanut butter cheesecake

27 May 2012

actually ... it's more like
I can say that because this isn't my recipe -- it's my mom's.
(also, I won't claim that it's the prettiest peanut butter cheesecake in the world but this particular piece did endure a long and arduous trip around the house in the tight and sweaty palm of Julia's hand -- hence its less than perfect appearance)

I won't dilly dally ... except to say that (after carrot cake) this is my absolute favorite dessert of all time. I've tried lots of different recipes and restaurant bought cakes but this really is my favorite and I am the best judge in the world. Just kidding. Maybe not.

Ingredients:
1 9 inch graham cracker crust
(I like this recipe but I use brown sugar instead of white sugar and am pretty generous with the butter)
1 cup chunky peanut butter
2.5 cups powdered sugar
8 oz. softened cream cheese (full fat!)
1 tsp vanilla

Just blend everything except the 9 inch graham cracker crust together and pour into the crust. Cover and refrigerate until you can't stand it any longer and let the gluttony begin. Cover and refrigerate any remaining pieces but if you're a little cheesecake lush like I am this step will most certainly not be necessary ...
 ... just ask the little lush-in-training.




16 comments:

  1. I am so making this tomorrow...thank you. I might even let the kids have some. Might.

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  2. carrot cake=a physical reaction, in the positive sense. love it. this looks good too. even post-toddler hand.

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  3. Oh Grace, this looks amazing. Peanut butter is a food group in this family (I know, I know...) I'm going to try it this week!

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  4. Oh yum. I can feel the weight coming on just looking at the picture :)

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  5. we are making this. or anything else peanut butter related.

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  6. Do you cook the pie crust? That recipe said yoy could do either. This is the last thing I need in my house, but I think reed would dieeeee for it.

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    1. Also, by blend, do you mean in a blender? Or just by mixing it with a spoon. I need step by step instructions bc I am a dummy.

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    2. love it jess. ME TOO. #rookiebakerforlife.

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  7. This looks delish. And even better since the huz is allergic to peanuts I will get the whole thing to myself. Oh sweet victory!
    I'm going to go out on a limb here and throw out the option of doing this with Peanut Butter & Co.'s "white chocolate wonderful" or "dark chocolate dream" or maybe a little "the bees knees" for a bit o honey flavor perhaps? Whatever. I'm stopping by the grocery store on my way home. Done and done.

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  8. This looks delish. And even better since the huz is allergic to peanuts I will get the whole thing to myself. Oh sweet victory!
    I'm going to go out on a limb here and throw out the option of doing this with Peanut Butter & Co.'s "white chocolate wonderful" or "dark chocolate dream" or maybe a little "the bees knees" for a bit o honey flavor perhaps? Whatever. I'm stopping by the grocery store on my way home. Done and done.

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    1. I've always been a peanut butter purist but those all sound SUPER tempting!!! Hope you make it!!

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  9. you're ruining my waist line, Grace Patton!

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  10. Alright Patton!!! Way to go! Finally a recipe of yours I can get behind. And that can get on my behind! I can't believe you couldn't find a way to sneak in a chia seed. ;)

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  11. awesome!!!!!!! this is going in my new recipe binder! :)

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  12. light or dark brown sugar?

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  13. and you said you don't cook. ha! there is now photographic evidence that you are a domestic diva!! I will make this this weekend. I think maybe a chocolate ganache across the top would pretty much seal the deal for me. Yummo!!

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