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Banana Pudding Cheesecake

Ingredients
  Nilla wafers 1 1⁄2 Cup (24 tbs), crushed
  Pecans 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs), chopped
  Butter 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs), melted
  Ripe bananas 2 Large
  Lemon 1 Medium, juiced
  Brown sugar 2 Tablespoon
  Cream cheese 24 Ounce (Philadelphia packages)
  Sugar 22 Tablespoon (1 cup for cheesecake+6 tablespoons for meringue)
  Eggs 3 Large
  Coffee liqueur 1 Tablespoon
  Vanilla 2 Teaspoon
For meringue
  Egg whites 3 Medium
  Cream of tartar 1⁄2 Teaspoon
Directions

GETTING READY
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
2. Grease a 9 in spring form pan.
3. In a food processor place together wafers and nuts, and process until well crushed.
4. Add in the melted butter and mix well.

MAKING
5. In the spring form pan press the wafer mixture into the bottom.
6. Bake in the oven for 10-12 minutes and set aside.
7. In a small pot over medium heat, combine diced bananas, brown sugar and lemon juice just until the sugar melts.
8. Take the pot off the heat and set aside.
9. In a Kitchen-aid mixer bowl, place together cream cheese, and sugar and blend until well combined.
10. Add in the eggs one at a time and beat well after each addition.
11. Add in liqueur and vanilla and beat well.
12. Pour cream cheese mixture over the crust.
13. Gently spoon tablespoonful of caramelized banana mixture over the cheesecake filling, and swirl in using a knife.
14. Bake the cheesecake in oven for 30 minutes, or until set.

FINALIZING
For meringue
15. In a cold bowl, place cold egg whites, and beat in sugar.
16. Add in cream of tartar and beat until the mixture form soft peaks.
17. Gently spoon the meringue over your hot cheesecake, and brown the meringue at 400 degrees for 10 minutes.
18. Remove from the oven and allow to cool.

SERVING
19. Cut into wedges and serve as desired.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Easy
Cuisine: 
American
Course: 
Dessert
Taste: 
Sweet
Method: 
Baked
Dish: 
Cake
Ingredient: 
Banana, Cheese
Interest: 
Party
Restriction: 
High Protein
Channel: 
Cake Channel
Preparation Time: 
50 Minutes
Cook Time: 
65 Minutes
Ready In: 
115 Minutes
Servings: 
4
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Nutrition Rank

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 1298 Calories from Fat 711

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 81 g124.8%

Saturated Fat 42.2 g211%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 377.2 mg125.7%

Sodium 667.1 mg27.8%

Total Carbohydrates 131 g43.5%

Dietary Fiber 4.1 g16.3%

Sugars 113.2 g

Protein 20 g39.1%

Vitamin A 55.2% Vitamin C 33.3%

Calcium 21.7% Iron 10.9%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

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