Friday, March 17, 2006

St. Patrick's day - Mini Tropical Oreo Cheesecakes with Kiwi Jam topping


Happy St.Patrick's Day everybody!

This is my entry to Anthony's Curry Mela this week.

I got the idea for the mini cheesecakes from a friend who brought them to a superbowl party. She had made mini plain cheesecakes with vanilla wafer crust and cherry pie filling as the topping.

For St. Patrick's day, I wanted to make something green and these cheese cakes came to my mind. These have an "oreo" crust and crushed oreos in the filling. I topped them up with the kiwi jam I made over the weekend. I also added some coconut to make them more tropical.

Software
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  • 3 packages of cream cheese, softened
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 tsp vanilla
  • 1 cup shredded baking coconut
  • 1 package oreo cookies (will need about 25-30)
Hardware
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  • one sheet pan/cookie sheet/muffin pan
  • Foil(not paper) cupcake liners
Method
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  • Place the foil liners on a cookie sheet or put them in a muffin pan. I put mine on a cookie sheet as I could fit more on there than just 12 in a batch.
  • Put the side of the cookie that the icing in the foil cupcake liners with cream side up.
  • Put the other halfs in a big ziplock bag.
  • Close the ziplock bag containing the oreo halves and crush the cookies using a rolling pin on a canned vegetable tin. You could use the food processor for this but the zip lock bag method is more fun.
  • Cream together the softenend cream cheese with vanilla. Add the sugar and cream some more until the sugar blends. Add the eggs one at a time and cream until well blended. Add the crushed oreo cookies and the coconut, mix together.
  • Spoon the creamcheese mixture on to the foil liners, until it is about 2/3 full.
  • Bake in a 350 degree pre-heated oven for about 20-22 minutes.
  • Let the cheese cakes cool completely. Refrigerate for about an hour.
  • Take them out of the refrigerator and spoon the kiwi jam on top of the cool cakes. Cover and refrigerate for about another hour or overnight.
Makes about 25-30 cheesecakes

Tips: Canned cherry/blueberry pie filling or any other jam, jelly or marmalade can be spooned on top of these cheesecakes.

6 comments:

Santhi said...

I have stopped buying oreos as I become restless until I finish the whole packet. :):). This recipe tempts me to buy them again...

BTW are you from hyderabad??

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Luv2cook said...

Hi Santhi:

You remind me of a colleague who said the exact same thing to me once reg. oreo cookies. He said he tries to buy the vending machine version packets of the oreo cookies to get over the non-stop oreo cookie eating :). And yes, I am from Hyd.

Sury said...

That looks refreshingly yummy! Happy belated St. Patrick's Day to you. Great blog, btw!

Luv2cook said...

Thanks, Sury!

Puspha said...

Though sinful, i bet itz yummy.