I love making tasty desserts and sharing recipes with others.
This is a recipe for an Oreo cheesecake, one of the quick and easy desserts I like to to make. It is best to make this the day before, so that it has ample time to cool. If you are making it the same day, then allow at least three hours to cool.
- 16 Oreo cookies crushed
- 3 tbsp. melted butter
- 1 8 ounce package of Philadelphia Cream Cheese, softened
- 1 can Eagle brand condensed milk
- 1 tsp. vanilla extract
- 1 cup of sugar (optional)
- 6 Oreo cookies, crushed
- 6 Oreo cookies, chopped or crushed
First, preheat oven to 350 degrees.
1. Making the Crust:
- Put the 16 Oreo cookies into a gallon-sized plastic bag and remove all the air before sealing it. Crush them by using a rolling pin. It is important to crush the cookies until there are no large pieces remaining.
- Place in a mixing bowl with the 3 tbsp. of melted butter and mix thoroughly. Press the mixture into the bottom of a 9-inch spring form pan.
2. Making the Filling:
- Place the cream cheese, sugar, and vanilla in a mixing bowl and mix with an electric hand mixer until well blended.
- Add the condensed milk and continue to mix until the mixture is smooth.
- Add the 6 crushed Oreo cookies and mix for a few seconds until combined. Pour over the crust.
- Omit the sugar if you want a more traditional cheesecake taste. The sugar helps the Oreos to blend into the recipe better, but some people prefer not to use the sugar in this recipe because it makes the cheesecake very sweet.
3. Baking the Cheesecake
- Bake at 350 degrees for 35 to 40 minutes. The cooking time will vary, depending on your oven so it is a good idea to check it at 30 minutes to make sure it doesn’t overcook.
- Cool the cheesecake in the refrigerator for at least 3 hours, preferably overnight.
- Sprinkle with 6 crushed or chopped Oreo cookies just before serving.
Note: You can make a regular cheesecake using this recipe by removing the Oreo cookies from the filling and topping and substituting graham crackers for Oreos when making the crust.
Amalia on February 03, 2017:
You don't mention if we must keep the fillings of the oreos for the curst or mixture. You also don't specify that 350 degrees are farenheint and not celsius. One has to look through the comments to find that information.
Alisha on June 15, 2016:
I was half way through the recipe when I decided to read the comments and all the bad reviews. I was so close to throwing in the towel when I thought, what the heck?! JUST DO IT! So here's what I did; I opted out of the sugar and added another package of cream cheese. The batter was darker because I had already mixed in the crushed Oreos so they had basically emulsified by the time I added the 2nd pkg of cream cheese and mixed again. Next time I will only add 3 crushed cookies instead of 6 to see if that will make a difference in color. I did a water bath because that's how a typical cheese cake is made, despite the recipe not calling for one. Baked it for 30 minutes, let cool for 30 then refrigerated. It was perfect! Everyone loved it and I will definitely be making this more often!!!
Kelly on December 09, 2015:
Of all the things in your recipe, you don't even mention what type of pan your baking this in. You dont give a size, a type - ie. tradional pyrex glass pie pan, store bought tin foil cheesecake pie pan....many of your viewers may be new at this and you need to oxide ask this necessary in the instructions. That includes ALL equipment like mixers, pans used, bowls and sizes, etc IN THE PREP. List your ingredients, but it's helpful to list any extra to needed to make any recipe. Many beginners get waist deep, to find out they need a mixer, etc. and dont have these... becaause it was not addressed, until you were preparing the cake. Just an idea. It works in our cookbooks effectively. People can decide what to make, based on the equipment necessary to make a dish. If they don't have a mixer, you should explain how to do it by hand, or if the desired effect can even BE created by hand mixing. If not, it would be helpful to state so.
IlSo essentially, f you're going to share a recipe, please make sure you cover all your basics, because you must consider many viewers of your Pin on Pinterest may be new to cooking and need more directive. Its too bad this recipe did not turn out well for me, and I've used a few different recipes, similar to yours.
However, I followed your instructions, and I baked on 350 for 30 min and it almost burnt. But, because I tend mine closely, I caught it in time. Also, the cheesecake was flatter than expected, and the sugar was way too sweet. I'd recommend fine tuning the recipe a little, like possibly leaving out the sugar ingredient, and fine tuning the bake time and/or degrees; Give Pinterest viewers a redemption on this potentially awesome recipe.
Chef Jeff & KK
Tara on December 07, 2015:
So gross. All I taste is the condensed milk. Wish I would've read the comments or gone with my instinct on this recipe didn't quite seem right. Yuck.
Ron on December 04, 2015:
Only one 8oz pack?? I usually use minimum 3. How small is this cake?
Angela on November 21, 2015:
Do you cook it in a water bath?
Sarah on June 10, 2015:
Literally the worst recipe I've ever tried in my life. It's true - it comes out way too flat, way too Oreo-heavy, and it doesn't even look good. Not at all like a cheesecake! That is 1.5 hours of my life I'll never get back! DO NOT TRY THIS RECIPE.
brooke on May 11, 2015:
i made this recipe and it was terrible. I put it in for 30 minutes and it was almost burnt. The recipe does have any eggs and is only held together because the sweetened condensed milk was sticky and slightly over cooked. I did put the sugar in too. Over all it didn't taste anything like cheescake and it just treated like sweetened condensed milk. I would not recommend it to anybody.
abaker on April 12, 2015:
Did you actually make this cheesecake? I knew just looking at the recipe that one block of cream cheese was going to make a very flat cake so I added an extra, but the cake was still only an inch thick, so terrible presentation . And I only used a 1/3 c of sugar even though I added a block of cream cheese and it was still very sweet.
Lisa on March 14, 2015:
I agree, it came out too flat. I tried the first batch with sugar and it was terrible. The one without was pretty good but it looks so flat and not very nice to present.
Brad on January 24, 2015:
same here. Came out brown and only one inch thick? There doesn't seem to be enough batter?
Samiejay on December 26, 2014:
I made this cheesecake today and was so excited. Everything was coming together, the batter tasted great, I couldn't wait to taste it as a whole! However, it cake out dark in color and very flat. Probably an inch thick (if that) I was so bummed. It tasted good, but was more like a cookie bar. Any ideas as to why? I followed the directions exactly how they were written! :(
Tiffany Tremaine on December 21, 2014:
Made a 10 inch,9inch and 6 4inch ones! Amazing!
Emily on December 16, 2014:
Worst "cheesecake" ever. Too sweet and not at all creamy. Don't waste your time or money.
Kelly on November 27, 2014:
Your cheesecake looks light colored and about two or three inches thick. I followed the directions to a T and mine is browned and only about an inch thick. Am I missing something here?
Angie Flores on August 01, 2014:
nvm I saw you answered that already sorry lol
Angie Flores on August 01, 2014:
what size is the can of condensed milk? is it the 14 oz can?
Shawn Scarborough (author) from The Lone Star State on April 02, 2013:
@carol7777-thanks for stopping by
@Renu Anand--For a no bake Oreo cheesecake try this page: http://www.meganscookin.com/no-bake-oreo-cheesecak...
Renu Anand on April 01, 2013:
I am looking for No bake Oreo cheese cake.can u help me with this?
carol stanley from Arizona on November 02, 2012:
This looks delicious and using Oreo cookies..The kids in the neighborhood will flock like birds. Thanks for a great recipe.
sandu on October 17, 2012:
this looks yummy...cant wait to try it out, will it be any different if i add eggs?
Shawn Scarborough (author) from The Lone Star State on June 22, 2012:
Andrew, it should be 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
andrew on June 22, 2012:
350 degrees celsius? or farenheit
Shawn Scarborough (author) from The Lone Star State on May 29, 2012:
I have never tried any substitutions for the condensed milk. I have seen other recipes that used sour cream instead of condensed milk, so it will probably work.
SP on May 28, 2012:
Can I use 1 cup sour cream to mix with the cream cheese instead of using 1 can condense milk?
Shawn Scarborough (author) from The Lone Star State on March 21, 2012:
Roopa, I usually cut this cheesecake into 8 slices.
Shawn Scarborough (author) from The Lone Star State on March 21, 2012:
Wendy, 14 ounce is the size of the condensed milk. Sorry I didn't put that in the directions.
roopa on March 21, 2012:
for how many people is it for
Megh Brandel from Dhaka, Bangladesh on March 02, 2012:
Liked the idea! Sounds fabulous. :)I will try this one asap. Thanks.
Andrea from Croatia on March 01, 2012:
I love Oreos and cheesecakes so this one is definitely my no1 on the bake list.
Thanks for the awesome recipe
Ballylol on February 01, 2012:
One question, do you keep the oreo cream when making the crust?
Tammy from North Carolina on January 21, 2012:
That looks fabulous! I love ALL cheese cakes and I haven't seen this idea before. I am bookmarking. Thank you!
Wendy on January 14, 2012:
So it says one can of condensed milk. what size? I have two different sizes in my cupboard :(
Dj on January 02, 2012:
I made this cheesecake for my New Year party, and it was gone within minutes! Everyone thoroughly enjoyed it, it's absolutely delicious! Thanks so much for sharing the recipe. :)
Shawn Scarborough (author) from The Lone Star State on December 22, 2011:
Trix, I'm sorry you did not like the recipe. The sugar is an optional ingredient. I have updated the instructions to make this more clear to everyone that the cheesecake will be sweet if using the sugar. Thanks for your feedback. I hope you will try the recipe again without the sugar.
Trix on December 10, 2011:
Tried it, did it as the instructions... Too sweet, not even considered a cheesecake...wasted my money...
Shawn Scarborough (author) from The Lone Star State on November 27, 2011:
Thanks for the comment Brandasaur.
Chris, when the when the cheesecake is cold, the cream cheese in combination with the cold holds it together.
Chris Calentine on November 27, 2011:
What holds the filling together. I did not see eggs or gelatin in the recipe.
Is it just the cold??
rakiyyyah on November 23, 2011:
my aunt make the best oreo cheese cake i ever tasted
brandasaur from Planet X on November 09, 2011:
Its 3:30 in the morning and my stomach is in riot! I'll bookmark this hub and try this recipe! :)
Shawn Scarborough (author) from The Lone Star State on October 26, 2011:
Thanks for stopping by Sinea Pies.
Sinea Pies from Northeastern United States on June 10, 2011:
Oreo cheesecakes are absolutely "cheesecake heaven"!