Bananas Foster Cheesecake

Bananas Foster Cheesecake - 4aKid

Cheesecake! Bananas Foster! Can you say…..heavenly dessert? This starts with a perfect cheesecake.

Cheesecake recipe adapted from Ina Garten

Ingredients For the crust:
  • 1 1/2 cups graham cracker crumbs
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 6 tablespoons  butter, melted
  • For the filling:
  • 2 1/2 pounds cream cheese, at room temperature
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 5 eggs, at room temperature
  • 2  yolks, at room temperature
  • 1/4 cup sour cream
  • 1 tablespoon grated lemon zest
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract


  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
  • Combine the graham crackers, sugar, and melted butter.
  • Press into  9-inch springform pan onto bottom of the pan and about 1-inch up the sides.
  • Bake for 8 minutes.
  • Cool to room temperature.
  • Change the oven temperature to 450 degrees F.
To make the filling:
  • Beat the cream cheese and sugar in mixer on medium-high speed until light and fluffy, about 5 minutes.
  • Reduce the speed of the mixer to medium and add the eggs and egg yolks, 2 at a time, mixing well.
  • Scrape down the bowl and beater, as necessary.
  • On low, add the sour cream,  zest, and vanilla.
  • Mix well and pour onto your crust that has cooled.
  • Bake for 15 minutes.
  • Turn the oven temperature down to 225 degrees F and bake for another 1 hour and 15 minutes.
  • Turn the oven off and open the door wide. The cake will not be completely set in the centre.
  • Allow the cake to sit in the oven with the door open for 30 minutes.
  • Remove it from the oven and let sit at room temp for 2 to 3 hours or until it is completely cooled.
  • Wrap well and chill overnight.
  • Remove the cake from the springform pan by running a hot knife around the outside of the cake.
  • Leave the cake on the bottom of the springform pan for serving.
Bananas Foster Topping:
  • 4-5 bananas
  • 4 Tablespoons butter
  • 2/3 cup light brown sugar

Melt butter in a skillet on medium heat. Add sugar and whisk in until smooth. Slice bananas on a diagonal and add to skillet. Stir gently to coat. Pour onto the cold cheesecake and serve up! Yum! Add some whipped cream, too, if desired.


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