Thursday, November 5, 2009


Banana-Split Cheesecake

Ok, you know me and desserts. Here is the next one I will be trying!



Ingredients

CRUST:
1 cup packaged chocolate cookie crumbs (such as Oreo)
2 tablespoons sugar
1 tablespoon butter or stick margarine, melted
Cooking spray


FILLING:
3 (8-ounce) blocks fat-free cream cheese, softened
1 (8-ounce) block 1/3-less-fat cream cheese, softened
1 (8-ounce) carton low-fat sour cream
1 1/2 cups sugar
1 1/2 cups mashed ripe banana
3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
4 large eggs


TOPPINGS:
1/3 cup canned crushed pineapple in juice, drained
1/3 cup strawberry sundae syrup
1/3 cup chocolate syrup
1/4 cup chopped pecans, toasted
16 maraschino cherries, drained

Preparation
Preheat oven to 325°.
To prepare crust, combine first 3 ingredients in a bowl; toss with a fork until moist. Press into bottom of a 9-inch springform pan coated with cooking spray.
To prepare filling, beat cheeses and sour cream at high speed of a mixer until smooth. Add 1 1/2 cups sugar, banana, flour, and vanilla; beat well. Add eggs, 1 at a time; beat well after each addition.
Pour cheese mixture into prepared pan; bake at 325° for 1 hour and 10 minutes or until almost set. Cheesecake is done when the center barely moves when pan is touched. Remove cheesecake from oven; run a knife around outside edge. Cool cheesecake to room temperature. Cover and chill for at least 8 hours. Top each serving with 1 teaspoon pineapple, 1 teaspoon strawberry syrup, 1 teaspoon chocolate syrup, 3/4 teaspoon pecans, and 1 cherry.


From "Cooking Light" -- seriously!

16 comments:

  1. This sounds wonderful! My son and DIL love cheesecake...I am sending this recipe to them....

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  2. That sounds and looks DELICIOUS!!! YUM!

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  3. Cooking Light? Hmmm, no way! LOL, sounds yummy. Thank you! -Tammy

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  4. oh my goodness!!!!!! HOW incredible!!!! Pass me a plate :) Cup of coffee too!!!!!

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  5. Cheesecake is my all-time favorite dessert!!

    That looks soooo good!

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  6. My son loves cheesecake. And being a teenager there's nothing he won't try at least once.

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  7. Any cheesecake is good with me. YUM

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  8. That is the prettiest cheesecake! I love when they are real cheesy like instead of pudding looking. Might have to try that one! Mmmmm

    The Harley quilt is awesome too. I have a friend who would LOVE it. I'll have to give her your link so she can come visit. She and her hubby are in the christian motorcycle association

    Have a beautiful evening!!!
    Holykisses xoxo
    Lea

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  9. If it's cheesecake, I'm there.
    And you say this is from Cooking Light?
    Look out!

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  10. YUMMO!!! I am on the d word, none for me:(
    Gwen:)

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  11. WOW! That looks delicious. May have to try that one out.
    Thanks for sharing.

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  12. I'm sitting here eating a Blizzard from Dairy Queen as I look at that and I STILL think it looks good and I need to copy that recipe!! OH beyond yummmmm ~ ♥

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