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!
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.
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.
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.
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....