For bosses day (October 16) I was going to make Pete (my boss) a pumpkin cheesecake…just seems to be the season for that, well, good thing he told me he was making one over the weekend to bring to an event (he loves sweets)….so, I had to rethink my strategy. Lately he’s been talking about having a little Bailey’s once in a while after dinner….hummm, I can make a cheesecake with that…so here it is…..if you have never made a cheesecake, it really is very easy…here are a few helpful hints…place a sheet pan in the bottom of the oven and fill with about one inch of water; after cake has finished cooking, leave the cheesecake in the oven with the door slightly open for one hour. Both of these helpful hints will help prevent the cheesecake from cracking….also if you like, whip 1 cup heavy cream with 2 tablespoons of powdered sugar and 2 tablespoons (or more) of Baileys for a little topping….Enjoy!
Bailey’s Marbled Cheesecake
2.25 oz. toasted pecan pieces
1 16 oz. package Oreo cookies
1 stick butter, melted
In a dry skillet over medium high heat, toast pecans until slightly golden, about 2-3 minutes. Place Oreo’s in a food processor and process until finely crumbled. Add toasted pecan pieces and process for a few seconds. Combine melted butter and Oreo mixture. Press firmly into the bottom and sides of a 9” spring form pan. Bake in a preheated 325 degree oven for 7 minutes.
4 8 oz. cream cheese
1 1/2 cup sugar
3/4 cup Bailey’s Coffee Liquor
1 cup sour cream
1 tablespoon vanilla
1/4 cup flour
In the bowl of a stand mixer cream cheese and sugar together until smooth. Add Bailey’s and mix untiled blended. Add eggs, one at a time, mixing after each addition. Add sour cream, vanilla and flour and mix until smooth.
2 oz. semi sweet chocolate, melted
Pour 1/2 of the cheesecake mixture into the prepared pan. Drizzle 1/2 of the melted chocolate over the cheesecake. Using a knife, swirl the chocolate over the top. Repeat with the remaining cheesecake mixture and melted chocolate.
Bake in a preheated 325 degree oven for 1 hour 20 minutes. Let cake cool in the oven for one hour with the door slightly open to prevent cracking. Refrigerate overnight…best made one or two days before serving.