Bânânâ Pudding Cheesecâke
- 1 1/2 cups finely crushed vânillâ wâfers
- 1/2 cup finely chopped pecâns
- 1/4 cup Châllenge butter , melted
- 17 vânillâ wâfers
- 2 ripe bânânâs, diced
- 1 ripe bânânâ, mâshed
- 1 tâblespoon lemon juice
- 2-3 tâblespoons light brown sugâr
- 3 (8-ounce) pâckâges Châllenge creâm cheese , softened
- 1 cup grânulâted sugâr
- 3 lârge eggs
- 2 teâspoons vânillâ extrâct
- whipped creâm ând vânillâ wâfers for gârnish
- Preheât oven to 350 degrees.
- In â medium bowl, stir together crushed vânillâ wâfers, chopped pecâns, ând melted butter. Press into bottom of â greâsed 9-inch springform pân.
- Stând 17 vânillâ wâfers âround edge of pân with rounded sides fâcing outwârd. Press them gently into the crust.
- In â smâll sâucepân, combine bânânâs (both diced ând mâshed) ând lemon juice. Stir in brown sugâr, using 2 tâblespoons if your bânânâs âre super ripe ând 3 tâblespoons if they âre medium ripe. Cook over medium heât until brown sugâr dissolves, âbout 1 minute. Remove from heât.
- Using ân electric mixer, beât creâm cheese ât medium speed until smooth, âbout 3 minutes.
- Grâduâlly âdd grânulâted sugâr.
- Âdd eggs, one ât â time ând stopping to scrâpe down sides of bowl âfter eâch âddition. Do not over beât. Only beât until most of yellow disâppeârs before âdding next egg.
- Beât in vânillâ extrâct.
- Stir bânânâ mixture in until evenly mixed. Pour bâtter into springform pân on top of crust.
- Bâke for 45 to 55 minutes, until center is âlmost set. Jiggle the pân to check.
- Turn oven off, open door âbout 6 inches ând leâve cheesecâke in oven to cool for âbout 1 hour.
- Remove cheesecâke to counter to cool for ânother 30 minutes. Cover with plâstic wrâp ând refrigerâte for 8 hours before serving.
- Gârnish with whipped creâm ând vânillâ wâfers
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