Guess what I had for lunch today?
Also known as liver sausage, liverwurst common in Germany and is actually made with pork liver (as well as pepper, thyme, mustard seed and other spices).
Liverwurst is very pungent (even more so than tuna salad), so I made sure to eat my sandwich very quickly at work today so as not to receive nasty looks from all of my coworkers.
I first discovered liverwurst in elementary school when my friend Carrie used to enjoy liverwurst sandwiches at lunch. She would almost always let me have half of her sandwich, probably because I was the only other person crazy enough to think it tasted delicious. 😀
I haven’t have liverwurst in years and randomly felt inspired to purchase it at the grocery store this week to creep you guys out. 😀
I enjoyed my liverwurst on a whole wheat sandwich thin with a smear of light Miracle Whip.
I also included grape tomatoes and freshly sliced green pepper on the side.
A mini Oreo cheesecake also made its way into my mouth.
…Hold up! What? A mini Oreo cheesecake???
Good news! It is now time for the unveiling of last night’s mystery recipe:
Mini Oreo Cheesecakes
I have to thank the one and only Martha Stewart for this fantastic recipe. When I stumbled upon her recipe for mini Oreo cheesecakes on the blog Handle the Heat I knew I had to give it a go.
I love cheesecake, but find it really easy to overdo it when it comes to consuming the rich dessert. The mini size of these cheesecakes seemed like built-in portion control which really appealed to me.
After jotting down the recipe and making a pit-stop at the grocery store on my way home from work yesterday, I got crackin’.
I began by blending two pounds of Philadelphia cream cheese. I used four 8-ounce tubs and figured I could get away with using two regular and two 1/3 less fat because using the 1/3 less fat cream cheese makes this recipe instantly healthy. 😉
I then added a cup of sugar to the cream cheese and had this revelation: Cream cheese + sugar = Heaven for your taste buds.
I added the remaining ingredients (sour cream, salt, vanilla, eggs) before folding in chopped Oreo cookies.
Once the cream cheese filling was ready, I poured it into lined muffin tins on top of the whole Oreo cookie that was resting on the bottom of the tin.
After baking, cooling and chillin’ in the fridge overnight, these lil’ babies were ready for my belly.
Remember what I said before about how these little cheesecakes are basically built-in portion control? That was a lie. That only applies if you have the self control to only eat one… which I do not.
So stinkin’ tasty!
Mini Oreo Cheesecakes (from Martha Stewart Cupcakes)
Makes 30 mini cheesecakes
- 42 cream-filled sandwich cookies, such as Oreos, 30 left whole, and 12 coarsely chopped
- 2 pounds cream cheese, room temperature
- 1 cup sugar
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 4 large eggs, room temperature, lightly beaten
- 1 cup sour cream
- Pinch of salt
1. Preheat oven to 275 degrees. Line standard muffin tins with paper liners. Place 1 whole cookie in the bottom of each lined cup.
2. With an electric mixer on medium high speed, beat cream cheese until smooth, scraping down sides of bowl as needed. Gradually add sugar, and beat until combined. Beat in vanilla.
3. Drizzle in eggs, a bit at a time, beating to combine and scraping down the sides of the bowl as needed. Beat in sour cream and salt. Stir in chopped cookies by hand.
4. Divide batter evenly among cookie-lined cups, filling each almost to the top. Bake, rotating pan halfway through, until filling is set, about 22 minutes. Transfer to wire racks to cool completely. Refrigerate at least 4 hours (or up to overnight). Remove from tins just before serving.
I’ve never tried liverwurst before, and while it doesn’t gross me out, I don’t know if I would love it. On the other hand, those Oreo cheesecakes look AMAZING!
Mmmm! Anything with Oreo’s is instantly delicious to me! Have you tried the peanut butter ones? Oh my, those are dangerous around me.
wow I love your oreo mini cheescakes!!! And I like liverwurst too… here in Austria we have vegetarian liverwurst and I like it on crisp bread with ketchup and pickles….mhhhhhh… and the non vegetarian kind i like too
i used to eat liverwurst sandwiches as a kid all the time! they aren’t THAT pungent. i remember it being really salty but haven’t had it in years.
Amber K says
O M G! Those Oreo cheesecakes look fantastic !! I would never be able to eat just one. maybe two?? =)
I was thoroughly disgusted by the liverwurst. But then again, I’m completely disgusted by all meat in general. The taste is awful, the texture is worse, EWWW! =P
OMG! I saw those cheesecakes in a Martha Stewart cupcake cookbook. Every time I see it, I think I really should try the recipe. Glad to read a review of it. They sound amazing.
Now, I wonder if I have any cream cheese in the kitchen right now 😉
Mmm I’ve seen that recipe before but haven’t tried it, now I’m itching too! Don’t worry the portion control wouldn’t work for me either 🙂
amazing oreo cheesecake!!! So cute!!!
you have placemat at work? wooo!!! So neat!
your best advice says
those look great!
ohhahhh – OREOS melt my heart. Its been far too long! 😉
Lizzy @ LBBakes says
Mmmm looks delicious! And I’m NOT talking about the liverwurst. 😉
I love cheesecake but I don’t like oreo’s! Still.. they look tempting!!
I kinda wanna try liverwurst but I have to admit, the name isn’t appealing!
As soon as I saw the title, you had my attention. Mini Oreo Cheesecakes – Yum! I HAVE to make them! 🙂
Jamie in Arkansas says
Calorie count per???? 🙂
Anne @ the doctor takes a wife says
I still don’t think I could get into the liverworst thing!! What does it taste like??
Those cheesecakes look deathly… Health food, right??
kind of like a mushy, salty hot dog… but tasty! 🙂
YUM! I want to make those!!
Thanks for the link back to my blog! I agree with you… its way too hard to be good and only eat one of these guys. Really loving your blog 🙂
Just made these last week and loved them! I mean how can you go wrong with Oreo’s & cheesecake!? Thanks so much for the recipe.
I kidd you not, we had the same lunch today (I’m German)!! Except for the mini Oreo cheesecake part 🙂
you seriously made me CRAVE a liverwurst sandwich from the Jewish Deli in Berkeley. I may have to go this weekend! Btw-as an adult who ate liverwurst sandwiches as a child as well, i’ve grown to love them with tomatoes and mayo and a really great sandwich bun. Growing up my grandfather would feed them to me on white bread with mayo. yikes.
I grew up eating liverwurst and love it. I haven’t had it in years! My mom would put butter/margarine on one slice of bread and spicy brown mustard on the other. She’d mostly use seedless rye too. So. Good. I had a “Julie” in my class too – She and I would share my liverwurst sandwiches until she finally got her mom to buy it for her. Now I am thinking I want to get some when I hit the grocery store this weekend… 🙂
Why visitors still make use of to read news papers when in
this technological globe the whole thing is available on web?