peanut butter cheesecake with brownie crust and sour cream topping

cakeBrooke requested this for her birthday and it turned out amazing. The recipe was from a recent issue of southern living and was surprisingly simple to make for something that seems so complicated. The brownie crust was easy to make with gluten free flour and might be a new staple in our repertoire of crusts. A regular cheesecake, or a chocolate pie with this crust would be super yummy too.

It’s a basic brownie recipe. The bottom is par-baked, and the sides are not. They are carefully spooned onto the edges of the pan, the filling goes in, and it’s baked.

Clearly I need to work on my chocolate shaving/curling skills. But the whole thing turned out perfectly otherwise! Sorry for not including a recipe, but I altered it so minimally that it didn’t seem cool to share. Again, check southern living if you’re dying for it.