Peanut Butter Cheese Cake
1 large package Nabisco Nutter Butter Sandwich Cookies
1 large bag Reese's Peanut Butter Cup Miniatures
2 1/2 pounds Philadelphia cream cheese
1 1/3 cups sugar
3 Tbs. flour
1 1/2 tsp. grated lemon zest
1 1/2 tsp. grated orange zest
5 whole eggs + 2 yolks
1/4 cup heavy whipping cream
1/4 tsp. vanilla
Preheat the oven to 400F. Butter the bottom, and sides of a 9"
springform pan. Crumb the cookies, and press into bottom, and 1/3
up the sides of pan.
Place 1 layer of peanutbutter cups on bottom of pan. In the bowl
of a mixer, combine the cheese, sugar, flour, lemon, orange, and
beat well. Add the eggs, and vanilla, and beat well. Add the
heavy cream, and beat well.
Increase the oven to 550F. Pour the cheese mixture into the crust.
Bake for 12 to 15 minutes. Reduce the heat to 200F, and bake for
1 hour. Turn off the heat and keep the oven door open wide. Let
the cake cool in the oven for 30 minutes.
Serves 8 to 10