Banana cheesecake recipe anyone?
I was reading a restaurant review and it said that they had a banana cheesecake as a special one night. Banana cheesecake! I've never had it but would LOVE to make it as it sounds wonderful to me. Does anyone have a tried & true recipe to share for me to try? Thanks Chowhounders!
One of the most memorable restaurant desserts ever was a cheesecake which was studded with pieces of banana bread. We kept going back to that place for dessert, but it was never offered again. I invision a pastry chef staring at a bunch of banana bread going stale and getting an idea....
Slightly different, but a local restaurant here (in Austin) makes a Banana Pudding Cheesecake that is divine. And, it appears (although I have yet to experiment with a recreation) to simply be a cheesecake (not too high) with banana pudding added to the top and chilled to set.
you can add anything to a cheesecake recipe. Use your favourite cheesecake recipe and towards the end add pureed mashed bananas (not too lumpy) and some banana essence. I keep tasting until it tastes good then put into cake tin and bake as usual.
I add all kinds of things to cheesecake, melted dark chocolate and brandy (swirled and it looks pretty, sometimes I add a small cup of strong coffee for a mocha taste) cut up pieces of cookie dough (the tollhouse and nestles cookie doughs are very good - one pack per 2-3 lbs of cream cheese), lemon or/and orange juice and some grated rind, brownie pieces, caramel, reeces peanut butter bits, snickers chopped up, chocolate chips.
have fun with them.
This isn't exactly what you are looking for, but it is a good yummy sorta frozen cheesecake, lowfat, low sugar:
1 packet dry milk
2/3 c boiling water
1/3 c sugar
1/3 c Splenda (or all Splenda)
--- mix to consistency of sweetened condensed milk --
OR 1 can fat free SCM
1 container FF or SF Cool Whip
1 8 oz FF cream cheese
1 large or 2 small very ripe bananas, mashed
zest of 1/2 lemon
1-2 tsp vanilla extract
graham cracker crust
Blend all ingredients except crust. Pour into crust, freeze about 3 hours.