Cheesecake! Bananas Foster! Can you say…..heavenly dessert? This starts with a perfect cheesecake. Want to know how I got this cheesecake? I did not make it. It was gifted to me. Yup! My friend and I get together to bake on school vacations. Well, she needed to make a cheesecake for her daughter’s science project. She was testing if it would crack using the method below. Curious about the results? It did not crack! After baking it, she gifted it to me to “play” with. Now THAT is friendship. I had my heart set on a bananas foster cheesecake so that is what I turned it into. Bananas cooked in butter and hot, brown sugar=perfection. This is a winner! Bring on the bananas foster cheesecake…..
Ingredients For the crust:
1 1/2 cups graham cracker crumbs
1 tablespoon sugar
6 tablespoons butter, melted
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.
- 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 cold cheesecake and serve up! Yum! Add some whipped cream, too, if desired.