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Banana cheesecake recipe anyone?

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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!

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  1. i would make cheesecake if i had that recipe - i adored the banana cheesecake at cheesecake factory and i'm sure a good recipe would be even better.

    1. 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.

      Outstanding!

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      1. re: xnyorkr

        Xnyorkr, thanks so much for the recipe. It just so happens I'm always looking for ways to make a recipe "healthier" so I can "have my cake & eat it too" without adding to my hips. :-) Your recipe sounds like a keeper.

      2. I just Googled, and here is what I got:

        http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&am...

        Just the thought of Banana Cheesecake makes me drool.....I like the one on "Razzledazle" !

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        1. re: Lisbet

          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.

          1. re: smartie

            I forgot to say adjust the sugar depending on what you are adding.

        2. 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.

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          1. re: ashes

            That's how The Cheesecake Factory does it. It's pretty good and enough of a banana flavor, even though the actual cheesecake part is regular cheesecake.

          2. 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....

            1. Check out the recipe for banana split cheesecake bars at kraftfoods.com. I made the banana cheesecake filling, but baked in a graham pie crust and topped with whipped cream and sliced bananas. It was very good.

              1. Oh my! Thank you all for your suggestions...I'll try them...after I wipe the drool from my mouth from reading your posts. :-)

                1. This does sound delicous. I think I'll take my standard cheesecake recipe and add pureed ripe ripe bananas. I think a crispy burnt caramel topping with cinamon whipped cream would be just right. Maybe a Nilla crust......

                  1. http://vanillakitchen.blogspot.com/20...

                    The most delicious banana cheesecake I've had in some time!

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                    1. re: HillJ

                      Oh MY! That is a thing of beauty!

                      1. re: synergy

                        I had a slice for breakfast! So good and so easy to make!