Banana-Strawberry Cheesecake Recipe

This Banana-Strawberry Cheesecake is a delightful and creamy dessert that combines the sweetness of bananas and strawberries with the richness of cheesecake. It’s perfect for special occasions or as a treat for any cheesecake lover.

Ingredients

Crust:

  • 1 ½ cups graham cracker crumbs
  • ¼ cup granulated sugar
  • ½ cup unsalted butter, melted

Filling:

  • 3 (8-ounce) packages cream cheese, softened
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 cup mashed ripe bananas (about 2-3 bananas)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ½ cup sour cream

Topping:

  • 1 cup fresh strawberries, hulled and sliced
  • ¼ cup strawberry jam
  • 1 tablespoon water

Instructions

  1. Prepare the Crust:
  • Preheat the oven to 350°F (175°C).
  • In a medium bowl, combine graham cracker crumbs and sugar.
  • Stir in melted butter until the mixture is evenly moistened.
  • Press the mixture firmly into the bottom of a 9-inch springform pan.
  • Bake the crust for 10 minutes. Remove from oven and let cool.
  1. Make the Filling:
  • In a large mixing bowl, beat the softened cream cheese until smooth and creamy.
  • Gradually add the sugar, beating until well combined.
  • Add the eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition.
  • Mix in the mashed bananas and vanilla extract.
  • Stir in the sour cream until the mixture is smooth.
  1. Bake the Cheesecake:
  • Pour the filling over the cooled crust in the springform pan.
  • Place the pan in the center of the preheated oven.
  • Bake for 55-60 minutes, or until the center is set but still slightly jiggly.
  • Turn off the oven, crack the door, and let the cheesecake cool in the oven for 1 hour.
  1. Chill the Cheesecake:
  • Remove the cheesecake from the oven and run a knife around the edge to loosen it from the pan.
  • Allow it to cool completely at room temperature.
  • Cover and refrigerate for at least 4 hours, or overnight.
  1. Prepare the Topping:
  • In a small saucepan, heat the strawberry jam and water over low heat, stirring until the jam melts and the mixture is smooth.
  • Remove from heat and let it cool slightly.
  • Arrange the sliced strawberries on top of the chilled cheesecake.
  • Brush the strawberry jam mixture over the strawberries to give them a glossy finish.
  1. Serve:
  • Carefully remove the sides of the springform pan.
  • Slice the cheesecake and serve chilled.

Enjoy your delicious Banana-Strawberry Cheesecake!

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