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Bananas Foster Cheesecake – Happy Birthday!

Ingredients

  • For Crust:
  • 1 1/2 cups finely crushed graham crackers
  • 1/4 cup dark brown sugar
  • 5 tbs butter melted
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • For Cheesecake:
  • Bananas Foster:
  • 3 medium bananas sliced
  • 3 tbs butter
  • 2 tbs dark brown sugar
  • 2 tbs light rum
  • 3 tbs banana liqueur
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  • 3 8- oz cream cheese packs
  • 1/2 cup of bananas foster sauce form above
  • 2 tbs sour cream
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 tbs corn starch
  • 1/2 cup of light brown sugar
  • For Topping:
  • 3 medium bananas sliced in 8
  • 3 tbs butter
  • 2 tbs dark brown sugar
  • 2 tbs light rum
  • 3 tbs banana liqueur

Instructions

  1. ~ Grease a 9-inch spring form, set aside. Preheat the oven to 325.
  2. For crust: Crush the graham crackers in the food processor or use the graham cracker crumbs. Mix in the sugar, melted butter and vanilla. Stir very well. Press graham crackers into the pan, evenly, all over the bottom and about half way up the side.
  3. Bananas Foster: In a medium pan, melt butter on medium-high heat, add sugar and stir well. Add banana slices and saute for about a minute. Add the rum and liquor, saute for 3-4 minutes, stirring often.
  4. Take out the bananas and layer them evenly over the crust. Set the juice aside to cool down.
  5. For Cheesecake
  6. Beat the cream cheese and sugar in a mixer until smooth, about 2 minutes.
  7. Add the eggs, one at the time, beating after each addition.
  8. Add the corn starch, vanilla extract, sour cream, and the bananas foster sauce. Make sure that all ingredients are well combined.
  9. Pour the cheesecake batter into the pan with crust. Bake for 50-55 minutes. Cool completely.
  10. For Topping:
  11. In a medium pan, melt butter on medium-high heat, add sugar and stir well. Add banana pieces and saute for about a minute. Add the rum and liquor, saute for 3-4 minutes, stirring often.