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Thursday, November 5, 2009

Banana-Split Cheesecake

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


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

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

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

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!


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

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

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

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

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

    That looks soooo good!

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

  7. Any cheesecake is good with me. YUM

  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

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

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

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

  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 ~ ♥