Banana Pudding Cheesecake

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This banana pudding cheesecake is baked in a vanilla cracker crust, filled with banana pudding and bananas, and then topped with banana slices.

banana pudding cheesecake

I think cheesecake is the dessert choice of many, but yet a lot of us will avoid making it. There are probably a few different reasons for this, but namely, I think that people think it is more complicated than it actually is to make a cheesecake, so I am bringing to you an easy and tasty one that you just have to try.

Banana is a such an easy fruit to make and turn into delicious desserts. It’s versatile and easy to combine in different ways, and this banana pudding cheesecake is flavourful and so straightforward to make I know that you and the family are going to love it.

When you want to bring out something special, but you don’t want a dessert to take too much time to make, then this is the one for you.

Perfect for family gatherings or kids’ get-togethers. With that in mind, here is everything you need to know to make banana pudding cheesecake.

Banana Pudding Cheesecake Recipe

banana cheesecake ingredients

Ingredients

Crust:

  • 200 grams vanilla cracker
  • 3 tbsp of sugar
  • 5 tbsp of butter

Cheesecake Filling:

  • 200 grams of cream cheese
  • ½ cup of sugar
  • 2 tbsp of all-purpose flour
  • ½ cup of dry mix for pudding with instant banana cream
  • ¼ cup of sour cream
  •  2 large eggs;
  • ½ teaspoon of vanilla extract
  • ½ cup of mashed ripe bananas.

Topping:

  • cream in an aerosol can or heavy cream whipped with sugar
  • 1 large banana
  • 3-4 pcs of cracker

How to make the Banana Pudding Cheesecake

Now that you have all your ingredients together, it is time to bring the Banana Pudding Cheesecake to life. Here is the process to follow, and it is easier than you might think.

1. Grind the cracker, and combine it with sugar and melted butter.

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2. Wrap the form with foil in 2-3 layers, grease with oil, and distribute the prepared mixture on the bottom and sides. Pop it in the oven for 8-10 minutes, 180C. Then give it time to cool down.

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3. Meanwhile, prepare the filling. In a bowl, add cream cheese, sugar, flour, and pudding mix. Beat at low speed.

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4. Add sour cream and mix well on low speed.

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5. Add eggs one at a time, mixing slowly after each addition.

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6. Add banana puree and vanilla extract, and mix on low speed until smooth. The mixture will be a little lumpy.

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7. Pour the cheesecake batter onto the crust.

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8. Bake for 1.5 hours at 150C in a water bath. Place the form in a larger pan (you can use a deep large frying pan with a removable handle). Pour boiling water into the outside pan, so it comes halfway up the sides of the cheesecake mold.

9. Turn off the oven and leave the door closed for 30 minutes. The cheesecake will continue to cook but will also start to cool slowly. Then the completely cooled cheesecake needs to be put in the refrigerator until cool and firm.

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10. Arrange a layer of banana slices on top.

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11. Then garnish with cream, banana slices, and crackers.

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Tips & Tricks

  • Make sure you give yourself time to bake this cheesecake. While it is simple to prepare, you need to ensure you give the cheesecake 90 minutes of time in the oven and a further 30 minutes in there with the oven off to allow it to continue to cook but cool down as well.
  • If you are using a stand mixer, make sure you use a low speed. You can also use a hand mixer and even combine all of the ingredients with a whisk by hand. Doing it manually will take you a little longer.
  • If you have children helping, make sure they are supervised using any appliances or around a hot oven.
  • Make sure you give the cheesecake enough time in the fridge. While it is a baked cheesecake, it still needs time to set. 
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Variations

  • You could attempt this with any other fruit-flavored pudding mix. Have a look at what is in the store and try something different.
  • Why not add other fruit to the decoration, as well as a sliced banana? Strawberries work well with bananas, as do other berry fruits.
  • If you can’t get an aerosol can of whipped cream, you can get the same flavor with whipping cream and sugar. You will need to ensure that the whipping cream is whisked until it forms stiff peaks.

Frequently Asked Questions

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Can it be made ahead of time?

Yes, you can make it ahead of time. This needs to be made in the morning to allow sufficient time for you to let it refrigerate. However, you can make this a day or two ahead of time if needed.

What if I can’t get the pudding mix?

If you are struggling to find pudding mix, you could experiment with custard powder. You can buy flavored custard powders or stick with the vanilla flavor. You may need to adjust the quantities slightly, but it can be a great substitute for pudding mix.

How should I store the Banana Pudding Cheesecake?

You should store the cheesecake in the fridge. It will last in the fridge for 3-4 days. However, if your home is anything like mine, it won’t last a day.

Can I freeze the Banana Pudding Cheesecake after they are cooked?

Yes, you can freeze this cheesecake. You will need to transfer to an airtight container big enough or separate it into slices and add it to freezer bags or an airtight container before putting it in the freezer. It will last for up to two months. You will need to let the cheesecake defrost before enjoying it.

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banana pudding cheesecake recipe

Banana Pudding Cheesecake

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This banana pudding cheesecake is baked in a vanilla cracker crust, filled with banana pudding and bananas, and then topped with banana slices.
Servings: 10
Calories: 331kcal
Prep Time: 1 hr
Cook Time: 2 hrs 10 mins
Total Time: 3 hrs 10 mins

Ingredients
  

Crust:

  • 200 g vanilla cracker
  • 3 tbsp. of sugar
  • 5 tbsp. butter

Cheesecake Filling:

  • 200 g cream cheese
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 tbsp. all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup dry mix for pudding with instant banana cream
  • 1/4 cup sour cream
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup mashed ripe bananas

Topping:

  • cream in an aerosol can or heavy cream whipped with sugar
  • 1 large banana
  • 3-4 pcs. cracker

Instructions
 

  • Grind the cracker, combine with sugar and melted butter.
  • Wrap the form with foil in 2-3 layers, grease with oil, distribute the prepared mixture on the bottom and sides. Send to the oven for 8-10 minutes, 180C. Cool down.
  • Meanwhile, prepare the filling. In a bowl add cream cheese, sugar, flour, pudding mix. Beat at low speed.
  • Add sour cream and mix well on low speed.
  • Add eggs one at a time, mixing slowly after each addition.
  • Add banana puree and vanilla extract, mix on low speed until smooth. The mixture will be a little lumpy.
  • Pour the cheesecake batter onto the crust.
  • Bake for 1.5 hours at 150C in a water bath. Place the form in a larger pan (you can use a deep large frying pan with a removable handle). Pour boiling water into the outside pan, so it comes halfway up the sides of the cheesecake mold.
  • Turn off the oven and leave the door closed for 30 minutes. The cheesecake will continue to cook but will also start to cool slowly. Then the completely cooled cheesecake needs to be put in the refrigerator.
  • Arrange a layer of banana slices on top.
  • Then garnish with cream, banana slices and crackers.

Nutrition

Calories: 331kcal | Carbohydrates: 39g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 18g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 5g | Trans Fat: 0.3g | Cholesterol: 72mg | Sodium: 212mg | Potassium: 151mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 25g | Vitamin A: 551IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 34mg | Iron: 0.4mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, is intended to serve as an estimate only, and is provided for informational purposes. The accuracy of nutritional information is not guaranteed.

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: banana dessert, banana pudding cheesecake, cheesecake

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Hello, I’m Vickie aka The Crazy Family Mom!

The creator of A Crazy Family and a stay-at-home mom of a little boy with a big personality. I love to share real food recipes, parenting tips & encouragement, fun kids activities, and so much more! Plus, I am thrilled to provide you with a space to celebrate all that is awesome (and a little crazy) in the world.

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