Sammah's Banana Cheesecake

>> Monday, June 14, 2010



I made this cheesecake for my sister in laws gathering and everyone loved it. The only change I made was that I topped it with a cup of whipping cream mixed with a tablespoon of sugar and just before serving I cut up some bananas and placed them on top. It's supposed to taste exactly like the famous banana cheesecake from the cheesecake factory.

SAMMAH'S BANANA CHEESECAKE
For the Crust

20 vanilla cream-filled sandwich style cookies
1/4 cup margarine, melted

For the Filling

24 ounces cream cheese, softened
2/3 cup granulated sugar
2 tablespoons cornstarch
3 eggs
3/4 cup mashed banana
1/2 cup whipping cream
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
shredded coconut, for topping (optional)

  • Use a blender to finely chop the cookies.
  • Add margarine and blend until they are well combines.
  • Press mixture into the bottom of a 10" springform pan and smooth it out.
  • Refrigerate the crust while you make the filling.
  • Beat cream cheese with electric mixer until creamy.
  • Beat in sugar and cornstarch followed by the eggs (one at a time).
  • Beat in bananas, whipping cream, and vanilla.
  • Pour mixture into crust.
  • Place pan on a cookie sheet and bake in a 350 degree oven for 15 minutes.
  • Reduce oven temperature to 200 degrees and bake an additional 75 minutes, or until center is almost set, adding coconut for last 20 minutes.
  • Allow to cool completely before removing rim of pan -- Before removing the pan, run warm water over a knife and slide a knife around the edge of the cake to separate the cake from the pan cleanly.
  • Refrigerate cheesecake, uncovered, at least 6 hours.

2 comments:

Umm Omar June 16, 2010 at 4:18 PM  

Oh, goodness. THis is a dangerous blog. :-) Looks soooooo good!!

Anonymous,  June 23, 2010 at 2:05 PM  

hhehehe yes it is dangerous when watching ur waist line!! but it's ok to cheat once in a while :)

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