Applebee’s Peanut Butter Cup Cheesecake

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Applebee's Peanut Butter Cup Cheesecake

Applebee's Peanut Butter Cup Cheesecake

Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour 8 minutes
Cool & Chill Times: 9 hours
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: cheesecake, peanut butter, peanut butter cups, peanuts, semisweet chocolate chips
Servings: 10

Equipment

  • 9-inch Springform Pan
  • mixing bowl
  • electric mixer
  • microwave-safe bowl

Ingredients

Crust

  • 2 cups chocolate cookie crumbs more if needed
  • 1 cup roasted unsalted peanuts coarsely chopped
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter melted
  • 4 tablespoons golden brown sugar firmly packed
  • 1 pinch salt

Filling

  • 4 packages cream cheese 8 ounce size, at room temperature
  • 1 1/2 cup golden brown sugar firmly packed
  • 1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 4 large eggs
  • 1/4 cup whipping cream
  • 2 1/2 cups Reese's peanut butter cups chopped in 3/4" pieces

Topping

  • 12 ounce semisweet chocolate chips
  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1/4 cup water

Instructions

For Crust:

  • Position rack in center of oven and preheat to 350°F. Butter 9-inch spring form pan. Mix chocolate cookie crumbs, chopped peanuts, melted butter, brown sugar and pinch of salt in bowl until well combined.
  • Press mixture evenly onto bottom and sides of pan. Bake until set, about 8 minutes. Set aside to cool. Reduce oven to 325°F.

For Filling:

  • Using electric mixer, beat cream cheese and brown sugar in large bowl until smooth. Add peanut butter and vanilla extract and beat just until blended. Add eggs 1 at a time, beating just until blended after each addition. Add whipping cream and beat until smooth. Stir in peanut butter cup pieces. Pour filling into crust.
  • Bake until sides of cake are set, but center still moves slightly, about 55 minutes. Cool cake in pan.

For Topping:

  • Place all ingredients in microwavable bowl and heat at 50% power for 30 seconds. Stir. Continue to heat at 10 second intervals until chocolate is barely melted. Do Not Overheat. Stir until smooth and pour over top of cheesecake, spreading chocolate to edges.
  • Cover and refrigerate overnight.

Notes

Times are approximate.
Nutritional values listed may vary from final results depending on actual measurements and brands used to prepare the recipe.
Nutrition Facts
Applebee's Peanut Butter Cup Cheesecake
Amount per Serving
Calories
1112
% Daily Value*
Fat
 
80
g
123
%
Saturated Fat
 
40
g
250
%
Trans Fat
 
1
g
Polyunsaturated Fat
 
7
g
Monounsaturated Fat
 
26
g
Cholesterol
 
212
mg
71
%
Sodium
 
596
mg
26
%
Potassium
 
630
mg
18
%
Carbohydrates
 
85
g
28
%
Fiber
 
6
g
25
%
Sugar
 
65
g
72
%
Protein
 
19
g
38
%
Vitamin A
 
1855
mcg
206
%
Vitamin C
 
1
mg
1
%
Calcium
 
185
mg
19
%
Iron
 
4
mg
22
%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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