Banana Cream Cheesecake Recipe
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Banana Cream Cheesecake Recipe

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Here is a lovely company dessert that can be made a day or two in advance. It's the perfect finale to any meal. —Margie Snodgrass, Wilmore, Kentucky
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. + chilling
MAKES:10 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. + chilling
MAKES: 10 servings


  • 1-3/4 cups graham cracker crumbs
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup butter, melted
  • 1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 carton (8 ounces) frozen whipped topping, thawed, divided
  • 3 to 4 medium firm bananas, sliced
  • 1-3/4 cups cold milk
  • 1 package (3.4 ounces) instant banana cream pudding mix

Nutritional Facts

1 slice: 436 calories, 24g fat (16g saturated fat), 55mg cholesterol, 405mg sodium, 51g carbohydrate (36g sugars, 1g fiber), 5g protein.


  1. In a small bowl, combine cracker crumbs and sugar; stir in butter. Set aside 1/2 cup for topping. Press remaining crumb mixture onto the bottom and up the sides of a greased 9-in. springform pan or 9-in. square baking pan. Bake at 350° for 5-7 minutes. Cool on wire rack.
  2. In a large bowl, beat cream cheese and sugar until smooth. Fold in 2 cups whipped topping. Arrange half of the banana slices in crust; top with half of the cream cheese mixture. Repeat layers.
  3. In a small bowl, whisk milk and pudding mix for 2 minutes. Let stand for 2 minutes or until soft-set; fold in remaining whipped topping. Pour over the cream cheese layer. Sprinkle with reserved crumb mixture. Refrigerate for 1-2 hours or until set. Yield: 10 servings.
Originally published as Banana Cream Cheesecake in Taste of Home February/March 2000, p18

Sweet White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a sweet white wine such as Moscato or a sweet Riesling.

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Vsa User ID: 9140424 264615
Reviewed Apr. 13, 2017

"Good one"

HMLyon User ID: 6681029 260111
Reviewed Jan. 22, 2017

"Great recipe! It looked just like the photo when I took it out of springform pan and cut into it. I didn't fold in whipped topping, however. I just used low setting on beater to get everything really smooth. I also just used two bananas. Turned out perfect."

sstetzel User ID: 158954 251844
Reviewed Jul. 25, 2016

"BobbieDMK you're only left with a half cup of whipped topping to add to the pudding mixture.

8 oz of whipped topping actually yields 3 cups in volume."

BobbieDMK User ID: 6530336 251712
Reviewed Jul. 22, 2016

"I don't see how you start with 8 oz of whipped topping, add 2 cups to the cream cheese mixture and then later add the remaining to the pudding? How does 8 oz stretch that far???"

tingchau User ID: 8882405 249674
Reviewed Jun. 21, 2016

"This was a hit! Everyone said it was delicious. I used vanilla wafers instead of the graham crackers and it turned out awesome. I also put the wafers in my ninja so it wouldn't be as clumpy. I didn't want it to be too sweet so I used less sugar than the recipe called for."

jbicanic User ID: 1201643 217183
Reviewed Jan. 7, 2015

"Excellent!! Made it for both Thanksgiving and Christmas. Everyone loved it!"

bumblebee46 User ID: 5934357 91088
Reviewed Sep. 30, 2014

"Delicious & easy!"

delowenstein User ID: 3766053 76264
Reviewed Sep. 27, 2014 Edited Sep. 28, 2014

"This is the first time I prepared this recipe! I DID use 1/4 cup cinnamon-sugar with the graham cracker crumbs and I did use the 1/2 cup melted butter! I DID use 1 9"springform pan-I did not grease the pan, but I DID bake the crust for 5 minutes!

I added 1 tsp. vanilla extract to the cream cheese and sugar which I'd
beaten 5 minutes on medium speed. I DID use the measurements for the whipped topping and the 4 bananas, sliced (they were firm) and I used the amount of milk called for-I had combined WHOLE milk with balance of 2% milk to equal 1-3/4 cups! I was fortunate to have the banana cream pudding mix (Instant) and I layered 1/2 the banana layers in the crust, topped with 1/2 of cream cheese mixture and repeated the layers, then prepared the pudding with the milk. I folded 2 cups of the whipped topping into cream cheese mixture and I folded balance of the whipped topping into the pudding mixture, poured over the cream cheese layer and sprinkled with reserved crumbs. I did allow this dessert to remain in refrigerator until completely set! I plan to use it for one of the departments at the local hospital where I volunteer! I had
needed a banana recipe for the Cook's Corner Recipe Ingredient Challenge for this week, so I decided to test this recipe out! I am sure that it will be a recipe for me to use time and again! Thank you, Margie Snodgrass, for sharing your recipe! delowenstein P.S. This cheesecake IS delicious! I allowed the cheesecake to keep chilled at least overnight and on 9/28/14, I used a sharp chef-style knife and a serrated pie server to slice this cheesecake. The filling WAS soft, BUT the slices stayed

CorinnaC User ID: 7954834 91085
Reviewed Aug. 25, 2014

"why is my cake still runny after staying in the fridge for 10 hours? I wish someone can tell me why."

DenisePCLADY User ID: 7529359 72223
Reviewed Aug. 17, 2014

"I have made this for years... You can put it in a prepared graham crust if you don't want to make a crust and this is great for when you need to take something somewhere and you don't have to worry about your pan. You can also buy instant cheesecake pudding mix."

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