So when Tina of Mom's Crazy Cooking, our challenge hostess, announced cheesecake equally the challenge nutrient for this calendar month ... needless to tell ... I was excited. With 1 caveat ... my husband, just that really week, had decided he wasn't going to eat saccharide for a while. Gasp! Horror!! How was I going to participate inwards a cheesecake challenge without my hubby to gustation exam as well as assistance me consume the result??
But never fear, alongside a petty flake of coaxing, hubby rose to the challenge! (no pun intended) ... He laid aside his saccharide ban to assistance out alongside the creation as well as testing for this fabulously fun challenge.
And, so, we're happy to convey you lot roughly other wonderful role for overly-ripe bananas ... Banana Split Cheesecake!
Creamy banana-y cheesecake filling inwards a vanilla wafer crust, covered alongside rich chocolate ganache, topped alongside whipped cream, chocolate spinkles, as well as a cherry ... yup, it's really a banana divide inwards cheesecake form. And it's oh as well as hence good.
Banana Split Cheesecake
Source: Adapted from Fine Cooking
1 1/2 c. vanilla wafer cookie crumbs
ii T. sugar
four T. butter, melted
iii (8 oz.) packages cream cheese, at room temperature
1 c. mashed ripe bananas (3 bananas)
ii T. flour
1/8 tsp. salt
1 1/4 c. sugar
1 T. vanilla extract
four eggs, at room temperature
iii oz. semisweet chocolate, chopped
v T. butter
1 T. lite corn syrup
Prepare the Crust:
1. Stir together the vanilla wafer cookie crumbs as well as sugar. Mix inwards the melted butter until crumbs are moistened as well as clump together slightly.
2. Press into the bottom of a greased 9-inch springform pan. Bake at 375 degrees for close ix minutes, until but slightly get-go to brown. Remove from oven as well as laid aside.
3. Reduce oven to 300 degrees.
Prepare the Filling:
4. Beat together the cream cheese, mashed banana, flour, as well as tabular array salt alongside an electrical mixer on medium speed until really shine as well as fluffy, close v minutes. Add the saccharide as well as piece of occupation on beating until good blended as well as smooth. Add vanilla as well as compaction until combined. Add the eggs 1 at a time, beating really briefly (just a few seconds) later each addition. Pour the filling into the prepared crust as well as shine the top.
5. Bake at 300 degrees for close 55 to lx minutes. The edges should endure laid but the pump yet await moist as well as jiggle (like Jell-o) when the pan is gently nudged.
6. Cool completely on a baking rack. Cover as well as refrigerate until good chilled, at to the lowest degree 8 hours as well as upwards to ii or iii days.
Prepare the Ganache & Garnish:
7. In a minor bowl, melt together the chopped chocolate as well as butter - you lot tin terminate role the plow over of a double boiler or the microwave on medium power. Add the lite corn syrup as well as whisk until smooth. Pour over cheesecake as well as spread evenly. Chill until set.
8. When ready to serve, garnish each piece alongside a dollup of whipped cream, chocolate sprinkles, and a maraschino cherry.