1– 10 ounce package Oreo Thins, crushed
2 tablespoons sugar
4 tablespoons butter, melted
¼ cup heavy cream
2½ tablespoons instant espresso powder
3 pounds cream cheese
1 cup sour cream
1¾ cups sugar
1 tablespoon pure vanilla extract
Pinch of salt
⅓ cup heavy cream
2 tablespoons corn syrup
½ cup semi sweet chocolate chips
Chocolate cover espresso beans for garnish if desired
Preheat the oven to 325°F. Lightly grease the base of a 10-inch springform pan with nonstick spray and line with parchment paper.
MAKE THE CRUST: In a large bowl, mix the Oreo cookie crumbs with the sugar and melted butter to combine. Press the mixture evenly into the base of the prepared pan. Bake 15 minutes. Allow to cool.
MAKE THE CHEESECAKE: In a small saucepan, bring cream to a simmer remove from heat and add the espresso powder, stir to combine. Cool to room temperature.
In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with paddle attachment, mix the cream cheese, sour cream, cooled heavy cream espresso mixture and sugar until well combined. Scrape the side of the bowl and add the eggs one at a time, mixing well after each addition. Mix in the vanilla and salt.
Pour the batter over prepared crust. After placing cheesecake is in the oven, reduce the temperature to 300°F. Bake until the cheesecake is set but slightly jiggly in the center, about 1 to 1½ hours.
Turn off the oven and leave the cheesecake in the oven for 1 hour. Remove the cheesecake from the oven and refrigerate until fully cooled, about 2 hours. Run a knife around the edge of the cooled cheesecake, and release it from the springform pan.
MAKE THE GLAZE: In a small saucepan, heat the cream and corn syrup over medium heat. Place the chocolate chips into a small heat-safe bowl. Once the cream comes to a boil, pour it over the chocolate chips. Let it sit for 15 seconds, then stir until chips are melted and mixture is smooth. Pour over the cheesecake and allow to set.
Garnish with chocolate covered espresso beans if desired.
Let set before slicing and serving.
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