Oreo Cheesecake | Simon vs. The Homo Sapiens Agenda

Simon vs the Homo Sapiens Agenda is one of my favorite books of 2015. Which is one of the reasons I really wanted to do a feature on it the other being Oreos. If you haven't read the book (which you should) Oreos are Simon's favorite food/snack/cookie and often the topic of conversation. There is so much that can be made with Oreos, but one of my favorite Oreo based things is Oreo Cheesecake. We looked at a couple of recipes to help us out, particularly this one from Bites of Sweetness and this one from FOOD.

1 package of Oreos
1/3 cup melted butter
3 packages softened cream cheese (8 oz each)
2 tsp. vanilla
5 eggs
3/4 cup sugar
1/4 tsp. salt
1 cup sour cream

*You will also need:
9 inch springform pan
Deep oven safe tray

Take about 15 Oreos and crush them. This can be done with a rolling pin or for finer crumbs use a food processor. Do this until they are finely crushed. Then mix the crumbs in with the melted butter. Press the crushed Oreos into the bottom of a 9 inch springform pan. Put it aside.

Note: Preheat oven at 325°F

Take another 15 Oreos and chop them into pieces. This will depend on how big you want the pieces in your cheesecake to be. Set them aside.

Mix the cream cheese and sugar on medium until creamy. Switch your mixer to low speed and add the eggs in one by one right up until they are blended in.

Next, with the blender still on low, add in the vanilla and salt. Then add the sour cream. Turn off your mixer and fold in the chopped Oreos. Take your filling and spread it onto the crust that you set aside.

Add some more chopped Oreos on top of the filling. Take a deep oven safe tray, fill it with an inch of water. Wrap the bottom of the springform pan with aluminum foil and then place it into the tray of water. This allows the cheesecake to bake through properly without it baking too quick.

Put that into the overn and bake for about 55 minutes at 325°F. Turn off the oven and let the cheesecake cool down in the oven. Refrigerate for a minimum of 4 hours before serving or leave it in the refrigerator overnight.

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  1. Your recipy posts are a nice break from all the book reviews and wrap ups :) Without being completely unrelated to what we all love - books. I like cake too :3

    Cucie @ Cucie Reads

    1. There is so much that can be done with books, and I love food, so why not combine the two. Thanks for checking it out!