BANANA CREAM CHEESECAKE

Ingredients

  • 20 nilla wafers
  • ¼ cup butter, melted
  • 24 oz cream cheese, softened
  • 2/3 cup sugar
  • 2 Tbsp cornstarch
  • 3 eggs
  • ¾ cup mashed bananas (about 2)
  • ½ cup whipping cream
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract

How to make it :

  • Preheat oven to 350°F.
  • Place wafers in a blender or in a food process. Blend until finely crushed.
  • Add melted butter and blend well. Press crumb mixture onto the bottom of 10″ pan and place in the refrigerator.
  • In a large bowl, beat cream cheese with an electric mixer at medium speed until creamy. Add sugar and cornstarch. beat until blended. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Beat in bananas, whipping cream, and vanilla.
  • Pour cream cheese mixture into prepared pan. Place pan on a cookie sheet and bake 15 minutes.
  • Reduce oven temperature to 200°F continue baking 75 minutes
  • Cool completely on a wire rack before removing rim of pan. Refrigerate cheesecake, uncovered, 6 hours or overnight.
  • Allow cheesecake to stand at room temperature 15 minutes before serving.