Banana Cream Cheesecake

Cassie *

By
@1lovetocook1x

A Creamy and delicious dessert! Make sure you serve with yummy whipped cream...




Enjoy!

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Serves:
6 - 8
Prep:
25 Min
Cook:
45 Min
Method:
Bake

Ingredients

CRUST

1 1/2 c
vanilla wafer cookies, finely crushed
1/2 c
pecans, crushed
1/4 c
unsalted butter - melted
17
vanilla wafer cookies

FILLING

2 medium
banana's - diced
2 Tbsp
packed, brown sugar
1 Tbsp
lemon juice
3 - 8 oz
cream cheese, softened
1 1/4 c
sugar
3
eggs
1 tsp
banana extract
1 tsp
vanilla extract
1/2 c
vanilla wafers , roughly chopped

WHIPPED TOPPING - OR USE STORE BOUGHT

1 c
heavy whipping cream
2 Tbsp
sugar
1 tsp
vanilla extract

Step-By-Step

1Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
Combine cookie crumbs, pecans and melted butter; press evenly into the bottom of a greased 9 inch spring form pan.
2Stand up whole cookies around edge of pan, rounded side of cookie against pan. Bake 10 minutes; cool completely on a wire rack.
3In a small saucepan, combine bananas, lemon juice and brown sugar. Cook over medium heat until sugar dissolves. Remove from heat.
4Beat cream cheese with an electric mixer until light and fluffy. Beat in sugar. Add eggs, 1 at a time, mixing well after each addition. Beat in extracts. Gently stir in banana mixture.
5Pour mixture over prepared crust. Bake for 45-55 minutes until center is set. Center should still be a little wobbly when shook.
6Sprinkle top evenly with coarse chopped cookies - or can do this as served.
7Before ready to serve...make whipped cream:

Beat whipping cream on low until bubbles start to form, about 30 seconds. Increase to medium speed and beat until it begins to thicken; then beat on high. Just before it reaches the soft peak stage, add the sugar and vanilla; continue to beat on high until stiff peaks form.


Serve with a dollop on the side, or on top of the cheesecake...enjoy!

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Pies, Cookies, Fruit Desserts
Main Ingredient: Fruit
Regional Style: American