baked pumpkin cheesecake with chocolate cookie crust
24 Oreo Cookies
4 Tablespoon butter
4 Ounce Chocolate, Bittersweet
1 1/2 Pound cream cheese
1 Cup sugar
1 1/2 Tablespoon corn starch
1 Teaspoon vanilla extract
2 Cup Pumpkin, canned
1/2 Teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 Teaspoon ground nutmeg
Pinch ground cloves
When ready to cook, set the Z Grill to 350℉ and preheat, lid closed for 15 minutes.
To make cookie crust: In the bowl of a food processor, add Oreos, melted butter and pulse until well combined. Transfer to a pie dish and press Oreo mixture to form a crust.
Place bittersweet chocolate in a container and microwave for 10 seconds to soften. Mix with a spoon to finish melting and reserve.
In the bowl of a stand mixer, add cream cheese. With the paddle attachment on medium speed, mix cream cheese until smooth. Add sugar and cornstarch and mix well. Add eggs one at a time until well mixed. Add vanilla.
Mix 1/3 of the cheesecake mix to the chocolate.
To the other 2/3 of the cheesecake mix, add pumpkin, cinnamon, nutmeg, and clove. Mix well.
Pour half of the pumpkin cheesecake batter onto the Oreo crust.
Pour the chocolate mixture on top. Pour the other half of the pumpkin on top of the chocolate. With a butter knife, make a few swirls. Don’t overdo.
Bake in the Z Grill on a water bath for approximately 90 minutes.
Let the cheesecake rest and cool down. Take to the freezer for a couple hours before unmolding. Serve cold, enjoy!