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This recipe for BANANA SPLIT CHEESECAKE, by , is from Family & Friends, one of the cookbooks created at FamilyCookbookProject.com. We help families or individuals create heirloom cookbook treasures.

Theresa T. Armstrong
Added: Sunday, July 6, 2008


28 squares Honey Grahams, crushed (2 cups)
1 cups sugar, divided
1/3 cup margarine or butter, melted
3 (8 oz.) pkgs. Philadelphia cream cheese
1 tsp. vanilla extract
cup eggs or egg substitute
cup mashed bananas
1 cup halved strawberries
1 banana, sliced, tossed with 1 tsp. lemon juice
1 (8 oz.) can pineapple chunks, drained
Chopped Planters walnuts and melted

Mix graham cracker crumbs, cup sugar and margarine or butter. Press on bottom of 13x 9x 2 baking pan. Blend cream cheese, remaining sugar and vanilla in bowl with mixer at medium speed. Add eggs and mix until blended. Stir in mashed banana. Pour into crust and bake for 30 minutes or until center is almost set. Cool. Refrigerate 3 hours or overnight. Top with strawberries, sliced banana, and pineapple. Sprinkle with nuts and drizzle with chocolate, if desired. Cut into squares to serve.




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