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Banana Cheesecake Recipe

Banana Cheesecake Recipe

We have banana trees in our backyard that bear fruit virtually all year. After making banana bread, muffins and cookies, I still had some of our bountiful crop left, so I decided to try this recipe. —Sera Smith, West Palm Beach, Florida
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 45 min. Bake: 55 min. + chilling YIELD:12-14 servings


  • 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup finely chopped pecans
  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 6 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 1 cup mashed ripe bananas
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 2 packages (8 ounces each) cream cheese, softened
  • 1-1/4 cups sugar
  • 1 cup (8 ounces) sour cream
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 1-1/4 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 3 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1 cup (8 ounces) sour cream
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup assorted fresh fruit


  • 1. Combine the first five ingredients; stir in butter. Press onto the bottom of a greased 9-in. springform pan; place on a baking sheet. Bake at 350° for 10 minutes or until lightly browned. Cool on a wire rack.
  • 2. Combine bananas and lemon juice; set aside. In a large bowl, beat cream cheese and sugar until smooth. Beat in the sour cream, cornstarch, vanilla and salt. Add eggs; beat on low speed just until combined. Fold in banana mixture. Pour into crust. Place pan on a baking sheet.
  • 3. Bake at 350° for 50-60 minutes or until center is almost set. Let stand for 5 minutes. Combine sour cream, sugar and vanilla; spread over top of cheesecake. Bake 5 minutes longer.
  • 4. Cool on a wire rack for 10 minutes. Carefully run a knife around edge of pan; cool 1 hour longer. Refrigerate overnight. Garnish with fruit. Yield: 12-14 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 slice: 380 calories, 22g fat (11g saturated fat), 99mg cholesterol, 151mg sodium, 40g carbohydrate (31g sugars, 1g fiber), 5g protein.

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JennTats User ID: 7007311 94473
Reviewed Mar. 24, 2013

"Yum! My husband has never been a banana fan but this recipe changed his banana palate! It has been added to our family's favorite recipe list! Thank you for this great recipe!"

myfairone User ID: 6790644 101325
Reviewed Aug. 4, 2012

"easy to make, the best part of the cake is the crust!"

bascabaker User ID: 6507671 101309
Reviewed Mar. 5, 2012

"made in 8" pan by mistake - took about 70 minutes - came out ok, but edges were then a little drier than creamy middle. Made crust in processor, seemed wet and leaked butter when baking but chilled ok....maybe use Gourmet banana cheesecake crust which got raves. Bottom line, don't really like the taste of banana/cheese though recipe came out fine. Skip fruit/top with toasted pecans."

Love2Bake87 User ID: 6366330 208561
Reviewed Nov. 24, 2011

"Was absolutely delicious."

smstillinger User ID: 3094333 168392
Reviewed Nov. 22, 2011

"Really good cheesecake. Even my husband, who doesn't like bananas enjoyed it."

RajeshKumari User ID: 6131564 162506
Reviewed Nov. 18, 2011

"very nice"

Deena15 User ID: 5958639 208560
Reviewed Apr. 30, 2011

"Absolutely delicious...I made this cake and all my friends loved fact I'm gonna bake more of this and share it with my family"

KY_Cook User ID: 1619535 67154
Reviewed Sep. 8, 2010

"This is a creamy, smooth, delicious cheesecake. I love that there's a smooth flavor of bananas, nothing overpowering or offensive :)"

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