Banana Cheesecake

  • Prep Time: 30
  • Cook Time: 35
  • Servings: 20
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Ingredients

  • 2 cups graham cracker crumbs
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped pecans
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup butter, melted
  • 3 8-ounce packages cream cheese, softened
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 cup mashed bananas (about 2 medium)
  • 1 8-ounce carton dairy sour cream
  • 2 tablespoons white creme de cacao
  • 2 tablespoons dark rum
  • 1-1/2 cups flaked coconut, toasted

Directions

1. Preheat oven to 350 degree F. For crust, in a medium bowl combine graham crackers, pecans, and 1/4 cup sugar. Stir in melted butter. Press crumb mixture onto the bottom of a 13x9x2-inch baking pan. Set aside.

2. For filling, in a large mixing bowl beat cream cheese, 3/4 cup sugar, and vanilla with an electric mixture until combined. Add eggs all at once, beating on low speed just until combined. Stir in mashed bananas. Pour filling into crust-lined pan. Bake for 30 minutes or until center is set.

3. Meanwhile, in a small bowl stir together the sour cream, creme de cacao, and rum. Spoon sour cream mixture over filling, spreading evenly; bake for 5 minutes more. (Sour cream layer may crack slightly). Cool in pan on a wire rack. Cover and chill for 4 to 24 hours. To serve, sprinkle with toasted coconut. Makes 20 servings.