Food · Recipes

Recipe: Banana Cream Cheesecake

This past weekend I tried another recipe I found on Pinterest. I was asked to bring a dessert to a dinner party and decided to try this Banana Cream Cheesecake recipe. If you love banana cream pie, you’re going to love this! The boyfriend, who loves bananas, gave it an A+, even going as far as to say that it surpasses his current favourite dessert – rhubarb crisp. Here’s the recipe and photos.

Ingredients

Crust:

  • 1 3/4 cups graham cracker crumbs
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup melted margarine

Filling: 

  • 1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 large tub whipped topping, thawed 
  • 3 to 4 medium bananas, sliced
  • 1 3/4 cups cold milk
  • 1 package instant banana cream pudding mix

Directions

In a bowl, combine graham cracker crumbs and sugar; stir in butter. Set aside 1/2 cup for topping. Press remaining crumb mixture onto the bottom and up the sides of a greased 9-in. springform pan or 9-in. square baking pan. Bake at 350°F for five to seven minutes. Cool.

In a bowl, beat cream cheese and sugar until smooth. Fold in two cups whipped topping. Arrange half of the banana slices in crust; top with half of the cream cheese mixture. Repeat layers.

In a bowl, whisk milk and pudding mix for two minutes. Let stand for two minutes or until soft-set; fold in remaining whipped topping. Pour over the cream cheese layer. Sprinkle with reserved crumb mixture. Refrigerate for one to two hours or until set. Enjoy!

The graham cracker crust - baked.
The graham cracker crust – baked.
The first layer of sliced bananas.
The first layer of sliced bananas.
The first layer of cream cheese mixture.
The first layer of cream cheese mixture.
The second layer of sliced bananas.
The second layer of sliced bananas.
The second layer of cream cheese mixture.
The second layer of cream cheese mixture.
The whipped topping and pudding layer.
The whipped topping and pudding layer.
The crumbs sprinkled on top.
The crumbs sprinkled on top.
The final product. Yum!
The final product. Yum!
A delicious piece of banana cream goodness.
A delicious piece of banana cream goodness.
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