Sous Vide Oreo Cheesecake

I’ve made these delicious little jars a number of ways over the last six months. I first added pumpkin to them, with gingersnap crusts. Then I did mint chocolate, New York with graham cracker crust and strawberries, and finally today this Oreo version. Each version has been simple, easy, and gone in minutes.

Start by adding 18 Oreos to a ziplock plastic bag and crushing them with a rolling pin.

Next, melt 3 Tablespoons of butter in a medium sized bowl, then stir in the crushed Oreos.

In the bowl of a stand mixer or a large bowl with a hand mixer, beat together on high 24 oz. softened cream cheese, 4 oz. melted white chocolate (to melt, microwave in 30 second bursts on 50% power, stirring each time), 3 eggs, 3/4 cup sugar, and 2 tsp vanilla extract until creamy and no lumps remain.

Press Oreo cookie crust into the bottoms of 3 clean half-pint wide-mouth jars, then top with cheesecake mixture. To even out spoonfuls of cheesecake, I find that tamping the jars down on a silicone trivet or potholder works well.

Wipe rims of any dribbled filling or crumbs and seal jars fingertip tight (as tight as you can turn the lids using only one finger). This is important… when cooking, air will expand and need to escape. If you seal the lid too tight, it will have nowhere to go, and your jars will crack. Or explode. And nobody likes exploded cheesecake. Once the lids have been tightened, cook sous vide at 176°F for an hour and a half. I’ve found a canning jar lifter, found at both the canning sections of hardware stores and in places like Bed, Bath, and Beyond, is very useful for placing and removing mason jars from sous vide baths.

When the time is up, remove the jars to a cutting board or kitchen towel to cool. Do not place directly on countertops or the thermal shock may cause them to crack. Once cooled to merely warm, place in refrigerator until thoroughly chilled, about 3 hours.

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Sous Vide Oreo Cheesecake

Individual Oreo cheesecakes in mason jars cooked sous vide.

Course Dessert
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour 30 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 40 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 841 kcal

Ingredients

  • 18 Oreos plus extra for topping
  • 3 tbsp butter
  • 24 oz cream cheese softened
  • 4 oz white chocolate
  • 3 large eggs
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract

Instructions

  1. Place Oreos in ziplock bag and crush with a rolling pin or meat mallet.

  2. Melt butter in microwave in a medium sized bowl, then stir in crushed Oreos.

  3. In a large bowl or the bowl of a stand mixer, beat together on medium-high cream cheese, melted white chocolate, eggs, sugar, and vanilla extract until creamy and lump-free.

  4. Press Oreo cookie crust into the bottom of 6 clean wide-mouth half-pint canning jars.

  5. Top with cheesecake filling, wipe off any dribbles, and seal lids and rings on fingertip-tight.

  6. Cook sous-vide, covered by at least an inch of water, for 90 minutes.

  7. Remove jars and let rest on the countertop on a cutting board or kitchen towel until cooled, then refrigerate until chilled, about 3 hours.


Nutrition Facts
Sous Vide Oreo Cheesecake
Amount Per Serving
Calories 841 Calories from Fat 531
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 59g 91%
Saturated Fat 32g 160%
Cholesterol 225mg 75%
Sodium 628mg 26%
Potassium 318mg 9%
Total Carbohydrates 66g 22%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Sugars 54g
Protein 12g 24%
Vitamin A 36.4%
Vitamin C 0%
Calcium 17.1%
Iron 22.1%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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  • SallyBR April 14, 2017, 5:38 pm

    Oh, you know I’ll be all over this…

    I love the fact that these are portion-controlled, so I could bake just two, one for me, one for hubby

    what a great use for our favorite gadget, right?

    😉

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    • Cooking Madly April 14, 2017, 10:58 pm

      It IS a great use for our favorite gadget! And the recipe is remarkably easy to pare down to two jars: a package of cream cheese, an egg, 1/4 cup sugar, some vanilla, 6 oreos, a tablespoon of butter… only the white chocolate doesn’t scale down cleanly. Obviously the answer there is 1.5 oz. melted chocolate instead of 1.33, because more chocolate is always better.

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