Banana Cheesecake: A Tropical Delight


Banana Cheesecake
Banana Cheesecake

Are you looking for a dessert that combines the creamy richness of cheesecake with the tropical flavors of banana and coconut? Look no further! This Banana Cheesecake recipe is a delightful treat that will transport your taste buds to a sunny beach getaway. With its layer of rum and cream cheese, topped with toasted coconut, this dessert is sure to impress your family and friends. Let’s dive into the recipe and discover how to create this tropical delight in your own kitchen.

Recipe Details

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  • Prep Time:

    30 mins

  • Chill Time:

    4 hrs

  • Bake Time:

    35 mins

  • Total Time:

    5 hrs 5 mins

  • Servings:

    20

Ingredients

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  • 2 cups graham cracker crumbs
  • ½ cup finely chopped pecans
  • ¼ cup sugar
  • ½ cup butter, melted
  • 3 (8-ounce) packages cream cheese, softened
  • ¾ cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 cup mashed bananas (about 2 medium)
  • 1 (8-ounce) carton dairy sour cream
  • 2 tablespoons white creme de cacao
  • 2 tablespoons dark rum
  • 1 ½ cups flaked coconut, toasted

Directions

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  1. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit (175 degrees Celsius).
  2. In a medium bowl, combine the graham cracker crumbs, chopped pecans, and ¼ cup of sugar. Stir in the melted butter until the mixture is well combined.
  3. Press the crumb mixture onto the bottom of a 13x9x2-inch baking pan, creating the crust. Set it aside.
  4. In a large mixing bowl, beat the softened cream cheese, ¾ cup of sugar, and vanilla with an electric mixer until well combined and creamy.
  5. Add the eggs all at once, beating on low speed just until combined. Stir in the mashed bananas.
  6. Pour the filling mixture into the crust-lined pan.
  7. Bake for 30 minutes or until the center is set.
  8. Meanwhile, in a small bowl, stir together the sour cream, creme de cacao, and dark rum.
  9. After the initial baking time, spoon the sour cream mixture over the filling, spreading it evenly. Return the pan to the oven and bake for an additional 5 minutes. Note that the sour cream layer may crack slightly.
  10. Once baked, remove the pan from the oven and allow the cheesecake to cool in the pan on a wire rack.
  11. Cover the cheesecake and refrigerate it for at least 4 hours, or up to 24 hours, to allow it to chill and set.
  12. When you’re ready to serve, sprinkle the cheesecake with toasted coconut to add a final touch of tropical flavor.
  13. This recipe yields approximately 20 servings.

Nutritional Information

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Here’s the nutritional breakdown per serving:

  • Calories: 378
  • Fat: 28g
  • Carbohydrates: 27g
  • Protein: 6g
  • Saturated Fat: 17g
  • Cholesterol: 87mg
  • Sodium: 216mg
  • Total Sugars: 12g
  • Vitamin C: 1.2mg
  • Calcium: 60.6mg
  • Iron: 1.4mg
  • Potassium: 227mg
  • Folate: 12.1mcg
  • Vitamin B-12: 0.2mcg
  • Vitamin B-6: 0.1mg

Please note that these values are approximate and may vary based on specific ingredients and portion sizes.

About the Better Homes & Gardens Test Kitchen

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This Banana Cheesecake recipe comes from the Better Homes & Gardens Test Kitchen. The Test Kitchen has been in continuous operation for nearly 100 years, dedicated to developing and testing practical, reliable recipes that readers can enjoy at home. The Test Kitchen team includes culinary specialists, food stylists, registered and licensed nutritionists, and other experts with Bachelor of Science degrees in food science, food and nutrition, or culinary arts.

Each year, the Test Kitchen team tests more than 2,500 recipes, produces over 2,500 food images, and creates more than 1,000 food videos in their state-of-the-art facility. Their commitment to quality and deliciousness shines through in recipes like this Banana Cheesecake.

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So, why not bring a taste of the tropics to your dessert table with this delightful Banana Cheesecake? Whether it’s a special occasion or a casual gathering, this creamy and tropical treat is sure to be a hit. Enjoy!

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