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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
  • Total Time
    Prep: 35 min. + freezing
  • Makes
    10 servings


  • 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


  • 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 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.
Nutrition Facts
1 piece: 247 calories, 6g fat (4g saturated fat), 3mg cholesterol, 336mg sodium, 41g carbohydrate (24g sugars, 1g fiber), 5g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2 starch, 1 fat, 1/2 fruit.

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  • 2dogsrule2
    May 16, 2012

    Another recipe for a tropical punch also called for pineapple sherbet and I've been to 5 stores and starting to believe it doesn't exist! lol Does ANYONE know who carries it??

  • Carolyn Williamson
    Mar 8, 2012

    it was good, but I left off the marachino cherries and the chocolate and caramel syrup because I had a diabetic guest who turned down a serving of glazed carrots so he could eat the dessert. We didn't miss the cherries or the syrup. However, 1/3 cup of pineapple wasn't enough to sprinkle on top. Next time I'll put all the pineapple in the filling. Carolyn Williamson

  • char412
    Mar 8, 2012

    This was awesome. My husband loved it

  • Mattiep.
    Mar 6, 2012

    This recipe is wonderful. Could not find the pineapple sherbert so I used orange sherbert. Oh boy, could not imagine it tasting any better. Made it for two birthday celebrations and it was a BIG hit. Absolutely Yummy! Husband has told me not to lose this recipe.

  • thomsmom
    Mar 2, 2012

    Actually because of lent I have not made this yet, but will on Easter. I live in L.A. - and "typical midwest" means, get the same taste at the end, but brad about how you had to cook the pineapple have special imported cherries etc. Now that I think of it I will add fresh pineapple to the topping, YUM

  • cleancut747
    Mar 2, 2012

    perhaps more diabetic friendly than regular cheescake or banana split? I don't care to substiture sodim for sugar myself.

  • wiserbabe
    Mar 1, 2012


  • bunnerb
    Mar 1, 2012

    Why would you say this is diabetic friendly? I don't consider 41 grams of carbs for one serving as such. Are those people who are submitting recipes automatically putting this on and not understanding what they're putting on?

  • kjose
    Mar 1, 2012

    "Typical midwest dessert"? What is that supposed to mean? I believe that this section is to be used for reviews of the recipe...not to demean someone's geographical location. If you can't say something nice....

  • nfeldhaus
    Mar 1, 2012

    Sounds like a typical midwest dessert.Crushed Pineapples, Bananas, Marachino Cherries in a graham cracker crust.