While Oreo cookies are not your traditional Thanksgiving dessert, I had fun ‘playing up’ Oreo’s latest variety, Gingerbread Oreos, by transforming them into the crust for a Thanksgiving style cheesecake.
Do you like to ‘play’ with your Oreos? If so, I encourage you to ‘play’ along and participate in the “Play Up Dessert with OREO” contest, where you have the opportunity to win some great prizes for playing along.
To enter, simply recreate any OREO dessert from this week's Kitchen PLAY event or come up with your own. Post about it on your site and provide a link to that post in the comments on this Kitchen PLAY page.
So get in the kitchen and twist, dunk, bake, and ‘play up’ those Oreos in a fun and creative Thanksgiving dessert!
No-Bake Pumpkin Cheesecake with Gingerbread Oreo Crust
By Heather of Kitchen Concoctions: www.kitchen-concoctions.com
Prep Time: 15 minutes Wait Time: 4-8 hours Serves: 8
20 Gingerbread Oreos
¼ cup butter, melted
1 (8-ounce) package cream cheese, softened
1/2 cup sour cream
1 cup pumpkin puree
1/3 - 1/2 cup brown sugar
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
1 (8-ounce) container frozen whipped topping, thawed
Working in batches, place Oreos in food processor and process until crumbly. Transfer Oreo cookie crumbs to a bowl. Stir in melted butter.
Press buttered cookie crumbs into the bottom and up the sides of an 8-inch pie plate. Place pie plate in freezer to chill for 10 minutes.
Meanwhile, in a large bowl, stir together cream cheese, sour cream, pumpkin puree, brown sugar, vanilla extract and pumpkin pie spice; mixing until smooth and creamy. Carefully fold in whipped topping, mixing just until combined. Pour filling into prepared chilled crust.
Place cheesecake in refrigerator and chill at least 4-8 hours.
Serve cold, topped with additional whip cream if desired.
Note: This cheesecake can be made a day or two in advance. Make as directed and store covered in the refrigerator.
“Disclaimer: This post is part of a sponsored blog series sponsored by Kitchen Play. Oreo logo has been provided by Oreo through Kitchen Play. All other photos, thoughts and opinions are my own."