Chocolate Peanut Butter Cheesecake


Made this for Thanksgiving. We were all giving thanks when we ate it! Delicious!


Ingredients 
Crust
  • 6 Tablespoons butter, melted 
  • 1½ cups graham cracker crumbs 
  • 1 Tablespoon sugar 
Cheesecake
  • 24 oz cream cheese - room temperature 
  • 1 cup sugar 
  • Pinch of salt 
  • 1 tsp vanilla 
  • 3 eggs 
  • ½ cup sour cream 
  • ½ cup peanut butter 
Gananche
  • 2 cups heavy cream 
  • 12 ounces semi sweet chocolate, use bars not chips 
Instructions 
Crust 
  1. Combine all ingredients and press into a 9 inch springform pan. 
  2. Bake 8 minutes at 350. Cool. 
Cheesecake 
  1. Beat cream cheese and the sugar until smooth. 
  2. Add salt, vanilla, eggs and sour cream. 
  3. Add peanut butter. 
  4. Pour into the pan and bake at 350 for 45 minutes. 
  5. Let cool and chill overnight or 6 hours. 
  6. My cheesecake had a HUGE crack-or 3-but no worries, the chocolate covers it and makes it look amazing when cut into!!! 
Ganache 
  1. Heat the cream in the microwave just until it bubbles. 
  2. Have the chocolate broken up in a bowl and pour the cream over it. 
  3. Let sit 2 minutes and then whisk smooth. 
  4. Pour ganache over the cooled cheesecake and chill an additional 1-2 hours.
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