So I attempted to bake a pumpkin cheesecake (in my new to me fancy oven) for a holiday party. Let's just say it didn't go very well, to say the least. My new range is electric viking (never used electric before). The oven has settings i have never used such as convection oven, bake, oven, convection bake, and another setting. *side note I didn't buy this range it came with the new house i just purchased. Well lets just say I used the convection bake option and it didn't work out well for me. I wish I had pictures, but sadly i do not. Inside of the cheesecake was delicious, the crust and top were burnt to a crisp and uneatable. So my mom being the master baker she is took the recipe and made it correctly and it was delicious. So, i wanted to share it with all of you.
Chocolate pumpkin cheesecake
3 8 oz cream cheese, softened
1 Oz can pumpkin puree
4 large eggs
3/4 c sugar
1/2 c light brown sugar
1/4 c sour cream
2 tsp van extract
2 tbsp all purpose flour
1 tsp pumpkin pie spice
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/4 tsp kosher salt
24 Oreo, whole
6 tbsp melted butter
don't use convection bake option lol
beat cream cheese until smooth, add pumpkin puree, eggs, sugars, sour cream, vanilla, pumpkin pie spice, cinnamon, and a pinch of salt. Beat until combined and no lumps. set aside
Crust crush Oreo until fine crumbs form, add melted butter and coat Oreo crumbs.
spray 9in spring form pan with cooking spray and press Oreo mixture to the bottom of the pan.
pour cheesecake mixture on top of Oreo crust.
Bake for 1 hour.
once baking is done release pan and let cool for 1 hour, then refrigerate for at least 4 hours
Optional but delicious
drizzle chocolate and caramel on top and serve with whipped cream you won't be sorry
PS my mom said next time she will bake this using a water bath but i don't know to do that. I'm just a girl who reads recipes tries them and usually burns it. Then gives mom said recipe and she makes them better. But i am determined to learn how to bake.