Banana Pudding Cheesecake
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The best cheesecake ever. No, really. And it's thrifty, too, using up black bananas, turning bad into cheesecakey goodness. Modified to reduce the sugar amounts. Feel free to adjust to your taste.
Recipe type: Desert
Cuisine: American
Serves: 8-12
  • CRUST:
  • 1¼ cup vanilla wafer crumbs
  • 5 Tbsp butter
  • 3 Tbsp sugar
  • 24 oz of cream cheese, softened (three- 8 oz packages)
  • ¾ cup sugar
  • 3 Tbsp flour
  • 1 small package dry sugar-free vanilla pudding mix (or 3.4 oz package of regular banana pudding mix)
  • 3 eggs, room tempertature
  • 1 cup ripe mashed bananas (2-3 bananas)
  • ½ tsbp vanilla extract
  • TOPPING, if desired:
  • Additional 1-2 bananas, sliced
  • vanilla wafers
  • whipped cream
  1. CRUST:
  2. Heat oven to 325 degrees
  3. In a small bowl, combine crust ingredients and mix well with fork.
  4. Press mixture into the bottom of a 9" spingform pan
  5. Bake crust for 10 minutes, then remove from oven.
  6. Wrap the outside of the springform pan with aluminum foil so water doesn't get inside
  8. Reduce oven to 300 degrees.
  9. In a large bowl, blend the cream cheese, sugar, flour, and pudding mix with an electric mixer at low speed just until mixed, scraping sides of the bowl as you go.
  10. Add eggs one at a time, beating slowly and scraping the sides of the bowl after each addition.
  11. Add the mashed banana and vanilla extract. Beat on low speed until well combined. Mixture will be lumpy.
  12. Pour the filling into the springform pan.
  13. Place the springform pan inside another pan. Fill outside pan with enough warm water to go about half way up the sides of the springform pan, but not higher than the top edge of the aluminum.
  14. Bake for 1 hour and 30-45 minutes.
  15. Turn off heat and leave in oven with door closed for 20 minutes.
  16. Crack oven door and leave in oven for another 20 minutes.
  17. When set, remove from oven and chill.
  18. Once chilled, serve with whipped cream and other toppings if desired.
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