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BANANA CREAM CHEESECAKE

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Banana cream cheesecake is a delightful dessert that combines the richness of cheesecake with the smoothness of banana cream. It’s a sweet treat that’s sure to satisfy your dessert cravings. Here’s how to make a banana cream cheesecake:

Ingredients:

For the Crust:

  • 1 1/2 cups graham cracker crumbs
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, melted

For the Banana Cheesecake Filling:

  • 4 ripe bananas, mashed (about 2 cups)
  • 3 (8-ounce) packages cream cheese, softened
  • 1 1/4 cups granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour

For the Banana Cream Topping:

  • 2 cups heavy cream
  • 1/4 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 ripe bananas, thinly sliced
  • Lemon juice (to prevent browning)

Instructions:

1. Preheat the Oven:

a. Preheat your oven to 325°F (163°C).

2. Prepare the Crust:

a. In a mixing bowl, combine the graham cracker crumbs, 1/4 cup of granulated sugar, and the melted butter. Mix until the crumbs are evenly coated.

b. Press the crumb mixture into the bottom of a 9-inch springform pan. Make sure it’s evenly distributed and press it firmly. You can also press the crumbs slightly up the sides of the pan.

3. Prepare the Banana Cheesecake Filling:

a. In a separate mixing bowl, beat the cream cheese until it’s smooth and creamy.

b. Add the mashed bananas, 1 1/4 cups granulated sugar, and 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract. Mix until the ingredients are well combined.

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