Hello Everyone. I have been handed the task of making a birthday dessert (It doesn't have to be a cake but it certainly could be!) for a man who absolutely loves Oreos. I have thought of some sort of cake, pudding, cheesecake, brownie, and ice cream applications, but was wondering if anybody had any concrete ideas for an Oreo dessert? Ideas and recipes are both welcomed. What do ya got?
There is an old "back of the box" recipe called Ghosts in The Graveyard. You should be able to find it on the Kraft site. It's base is basically Cool Whip and instant chocolate pudding all mixed up with a package of crushed up Oreos mixed in. You than decorate the top for Halloween (mint Milano gravestones, etc.), but you could do something special for his birthday. Or, just stick candles in it.
It's really tacky and processed, but it is somewhat addictive.
This is from an old Bon Appetit. It's very rich. I've done two variations -- one with the graham cracker crust and glaze with chocolate ganache, one with ground-up Oreos for the crust and just the sour cream topping.
9" or 10" springform pan
Preheat oven to 425
2# cream cheese, room temp
1-1/2 cups granulated sugar
2 T flour
4 extra-large eggs
2 large egg yolks
1/3 cup whipping cream
2 t vanilla
1-1/2 cups coarsely chopped Oreos
2 cups sour cream
Beat cream cheese in large bowl of stand mixer on lowest speed until smooth. Beat in 1-1/4 cups sugar and the flour until well blended. Add eggs and yolks. Stir in cream and 1 t vanilla.
Pour half of the batter into cracker crust. Sprinkle with Oreos. Pour in remaining batter.
Bake 15 minutes. Reduce oven temp to 225. Bake 50 minutes. Cover top loosely with foil if browning too fast. Increase oven temp to 350.
Blend sour cream, remaining 1/4 cup sugar, and remaining 1 t vanilla. Spread over cake. Bake 7 minutes. Refrigerate immediately. Cover with plastic wrap when cool and chill overnight.
Glaze with chocolate ganache and arrange Oreo halves around edge.
1-1/4 cups graham cracker crumbs
1 t cinnamon
1/3 cup butter, melted
1/4 cup light brown sugar
Blend all ingredients. Press into pan. Refrigerate about 30 minutes.
Notes: As I recall, you don't need any butter or sugar if you grind up Oreos for the crust. The cookie filling is enough, I think.
I don't think I've ever made the whole recipe. I think I've always halved it and used a 7" springform pan. Baking times the same, and no water bath.
Also, I think I substituted 3 large eggs for the 2 extra-large eggs in a half of the recipe, since all I usually buy is large eggs.