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Banana Split Cheesecake

 Banana Split Cheesecake
This fruity dessert makes a light and festive treat that’s sure to dazzle friends and family at the end of any meal. Top the tempting sweet with syrup, caramel and pecans for an ooey-gooey look and mouthwatering taste. —Cherie Sweet, Evansville, Indiana
10 ServingsPrep: 35 min. + freezing

Ingredients

  • 1 can (8 ounces) unsweetened crushed pineapple, divided
  • 2 medium firm bananas, sliced
  • 1 reduced-fat graham cracker crust (8 inches)
  • 1 package (8 ounces) fat-free cream cheese
  • 1-1/2 cups pineapple sherbet, softened
  • 1 package (1 ounce) sugar-free instant vanilla pudding mix
  • 1 carton (8 ounces) frozen reduced-fat whipped topping, thawed, divided
  • 4 maraschino cherries, divided
  • 1 tablespoon chocolate syrup
  • 1 tablespoon caramel ice cream topping
  • 1 tablespoon chopped pecans

Directions

  • Drain pineapple, reserving juice. In a small bowl, combine bananas
  • and 2 tablespoons reserved juice; let stand for 5 minutes. Drain
  • bananas, discarding juice. Arrange bananas over bottom of crust; set
  • aside.
  • In a large bowl, beat cream cheese and 2 tablespoons reserved
  • pineapple juice. Gradually beat in sherbet. Gradually add pudding
  • mix; beat 2 minutes longer. Refrigerate 1/3 cup pineapple until
  • serving; fold remaining pineapple into cream cheese mixture. Fold in
  • 2 cups whipped topping; spread evenly over banana slices. Freeze
  • until firm.
  • Remove from the freezer 10-15 minutes before serving. Chop three

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Banana Split Cheesecake (continued)

Directions (continued)

  • maraschino cherries and pat dry; arrange cherries and reserved
  • pineapple around edge of pie. Drizzle with chocolate syrup and
  • caramel topping. Dollop remaining whipped topping onto center of
  • pie. Sprinkle with pecans; top with remaining cherry. Yield: 10
  • servings.
Nutritional Facts: 1 piece equals 247 calories, 6 g fat (4 g saturated fat), 3 mg cholesterol, 336 mg sodium, 41 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 5 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2 starch, 1 fat, 1/2 fruit.