*  Exported from  MasterCook  *
 
                    REESE'S PEANUT BUTTER CUP CHEESECAKE
 
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 Serving Size  : 6    Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Cheesecakes
 
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
 --------  ------------  --------------------------------
    1 1/2   pk           GRAHAM CRACKERS, crushed
    5       tb           BUTTER, melted
      1/3   c            SUGAR
                         Mix and pat into a 10
                         -springform pan.
   32       oz           CREAM CHEESE (good quality),
                         -taken out of
                         Package and warmed in
                         -microwave for 2
                         Minutes on high
    1       c            SUGAR
    5                    Jumbo EGGS, shelled and
                         -placed in bowl then
                         Warmed in microwave for 25
                         -seconds
      1/4   c            CORNSTARCH
    1       t            VANILLA
      1/2   c            WHIPPING CREAM
    8                    REESE'S PEANUT BUTTER CUPS,
                         -chopped into
 
   ** **
   
   medium-size pieces ** Cream the cheese until light.
   Add sugar and beat some more. Add eggs one at a time
   and beat after each. Mix in cream, vanilla and
   cornstarch. Stir in the candy.
   
   Pour into crust and bake at 350-degrees for 1 hour or
   so until outside edge is firm and middle is still
   soft. (Keep a pan of water in the bottom of the oven
   as the cake is baking to keep the humidity high and
   keep the cake from cracking.
   
   When the cake comes out of the oven run a knife around
   the edge.
   
   Cool for several hours then top with more chopped
   Reese’s and drizzle with melted chocolate.
   
   Optional- Add 1 cup chopped peanuts to the crust or
   even add 1/2 cup peanut butter to the cake (after the
   eggs and before the cream).
  
 
 
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