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

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Preheat 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.
2
Stand up whole cookies around edge of pan, rounded side of cookie against pan. Bake 10 minutes; cool completely on a wire rack.
3
In a small saucepan, combine bananas, lemon juice and brown sugar. Cook over medium heat until sugar dissolves. Remove from heat.
4
Beat 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.
5
Pour mixture over prepared crust. Bake for 45-55 minutes until center is set. Center should still be a little wobbly when shook.
6
Sprinkle top evenly with coarse chopped cookies - or can do this as served.
7
Before 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