Thursday, November 5, 2009

Bananas Foster Cheesecake

I made a nice dinner tonight and we had some friends over. I plan on posting pictures and recipes of the whole meal, but dessert has always been my favorite, so let's start with that!
The cheesecake is a recipe I got from my Nana and I've adapted it a little bit so I can be creative. I'll put the original recipe for "Nana's Chocolate Chip Cheesecake" some other time. This cheesecake is so creamy and I use cinnamon graham crackers for the crust for that extra little something. The cheesecake is topped with sliced bananas and a homemade caramel sauce. The sauce thickened up a little too much for me this time, so I'll tweak it a little next time.

Bananas Foster Cheesecake

1 c. graham cracker crumbs (I use cinnamon)
2 T. sugar
1/4 c. melted butter

3 (8 0z) pkgs. cream cheese, softened
1 1/3 c. sugar
4 eggs
1 tsp. vanilla

Caramel Topping:
1/2 c. (1 cube) butter
1 c. brown sugar
1 c. karo syrup
1 can sweetened condensed milk
1 tsp. (or more) vanilla


For the Crust: mix all ingredients with a work and press into bottom and partway up sides of springform pan.

For the Filling: Mix all ingredients until smooth and pour into the prepared crust. Bake at 325 degrees for 50-60 minutes or until the center is done but still a little jiggly. Let cool completely. Refrigerate until ready to serve.

For topping: Slice bananas and set aside. To make the caramel: melt the butter in a medium saucepan. Add brown sugar, karo syrup, and sweetened condensed milk. Bring to a boil and boil for 1-2 minutes. Take off heat and add vanilla. Let cool for 5 minutes. Put a pool on the bottom of the dessert plate, place the cheesecake on top. Add sliced bananas and drizzle with more caramel sauce.


  1. Yum! This looks so good. I wish I were there for dinner!

  2. Hi Jill. I'm going to try your Banana Cheesecake for Christmas Eve. Merry Christmas!

    Love, Liz


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