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So 2013 is here. For reals.

I have been writing 2012 on my bank deposits, checks, bills… Few of these companies have called me back to make the necessary corrections…

Today, us, old calendar peoples, are celebrating the arrival of the New Year. I think as of today I will be able to jot down the correct date – it always takes me about two weeks to get used to the number-change.

Also, as of today, I will feel that much more pressure to make some personal changes. I need something new, you know? Anything. But, I have a love and hate relationship with change; I love to find out the unknown, but hate not knowing the unknown. Make sense? As soon as I figure out the changes that I want to make, I will let you know.

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However, looks like there’s one thing I won’t be changing; my love for desserts. That was a conscious decision. It always is.

Wishing I had a piece of this cheesecake to celebrate that decision…

I made this Banana Foster Cheesecake for a get-together with my aunt’s family. They dubbed me as the cheesecake dessert queen. I simply dub me as just the dessert fiend. Give me cake or give me death!

This was one of those, let me throw my favorite things together, banana foster sauce and cheesecake, and hope for a positive outcome. I do that quite often – most of the time it works, but there are those times that it doesn’t. Cranberry white hot chocolate anyone? Ewwwww! I really need to forget about that experience.

There are a couple of variations to this dessert: You may want to go ahead with the layer of pudding, or not. That is your decision. Also, you may or may not want to fold in 1/2 cup of banana foster into the cream cheese mixture. Again, that’s up to you. For a prettier presentation, serve the banana foster on top of the frozen cheesecake slice. It’s mahvelous

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ENJOY!

Banana Foster No-Bake Cheesecake

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Cook Time: 5 minutes

Total Time: 30 minutes

Yield: Serves 9

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Ingredients

    Crust
  • 9 graham crackers, finely ground
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 6 tablespoons butter, melted
  • Pudding
  • 2 packages (3.4 oz. each) vanilla instant pudding
  • 2 cups cold milk
  • 1 cup whipped topping
  • Cheesecake
  • 2 packages (8 oz. each) Cream Cheese, softened
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 cup whipped topping
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla
  • Banana Foster
  • 1 stick butter
  • 1 cup light brown sugar, packed
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 3 bananas, sliced into 1/2-inch rounds
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans

Instructions

    Crust
  • In a small bowl mix graham cracker crumbs, sugar and butter; press the mixture onto the bottom of a 9x9 inch dish or pan.
  • Put the dish in the freezer for 15 minutes.
  • Pudding
  • In a mixing bowl, whisk together the pudding mixes and the milk for 2 minutes.
  • Stir in the whipped topping.
  • Spread the pudding over the graham cracker crust.
  • Put back in the freezer.
  • Cream Cheese
  • In a medium sized mixing bowl, combine the cream cheese and the powdered sugar; beat until well blended.
  • Add in the whipped topping and vanilla; continue to beat until thoroughly combined.
  • Spread the cream cheese mixture over the pudding layer.
  • Put it back in the freezer for 30 minutes, or until set.
  • Banana Foster
  • Melt the butter in a large frying pan over medium-high heat.
  • Stir in the light brown sugar and let cook until bubbly.
  • Pour in the heavy cream; stir and continue cooking.
  • Mix in the bananas and pecans; continue to cook until hot and bubbly.
  • Remove from heat and spread over the cheesecake.
  • Cut the cheesecake into bars and serve.
  • You can also serve the banana foster on the side.

Notes

There are a couple of variations to this dessert: You may want to go ahead with the layer of pudding, or not. That is your decision. Also, you may or may not want to fold in 1/2 cup of banana foster into the cream cheese mixture. Again, that’s up to you. For a prettier presentation, serve the banana foster sauce on the side and spoon as much of it as one desires.

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  1. Leah June 21, 2014 at 6:42 PM - Reply

    When you say the recipe serves 16, do you actually serve a 2-inch square to each guest?

    • Katerina Petrovska June 21, 2014 at 8:32 PM - Reply

      Hi Leah! Thanks so much for pointing out my mistake!! It’s been over a year since I posted this recipe and I never noticed that! IT should read, “Serves 9″. :) Again, thank you!

  2. Meghan April 28, 2014 at 4:05 PM - Reply

    Could this be made in a springform pan like a normal cheesecake or a pie pan?

    • Katerina Petrovska April 28, 2014 at 4:11 PM - Reply

      Hi Meghan!
      Yes, you can absolutely go ahead and make it in a springform pan.

  3. Shane July 6, 2013 at 9:27 PM - Reply

    I made this recipe for my wife and I tonight. It was outstanding! Yummm

  4. Dina January 18, 2013 at 11:21 AM - Reply

    sounds yummy! love your photos.

  5. ashley - baker by nature January 16, 2013 at 9:04 PM - Reply

    OMG this looks incredible!!! I want to eat that entire dish!

  6. Jean (Lemons & Anchovies) January 16, 2013 at 10:14 AM - Reply

    I love all desserts with banana and this one is no exception. I’ve never tried no-bake cheesecake. Hmmm, must change this soon.

  7. Kristy January 16, 2013 at 10:08 AM - Reply

    You have combined several of my favorite things – cheesecake, bananas foster, and not baking. It’s a beautiful thing.

  8. Terra Baltosiewich (@CafeTerraBlog) January 15, 2013 at 5:44 PM - Reply

    We are on the same wave length when it comes to desserts. Wait till you see my post next Tuesday, LOL! I haven’t made no-bake cheesecake yet, I love your recipe! Beautiful, Hugs, Terra

  9. Sandra's Easy Cooking January 15, 2013 at 5:21 PM - Reply

    Oh…drooling again over your dishes. This one look amazing and soooo delicious! Keeper…:)

  10. Valerie January 15, 2013 at 3:04 PM - Reply

    Never mind forgetting to write down 2012, I still feel like Halloween was a week ago- always in delayed reaction mode.

    I would love happily in the past if I could have this cheesecake with me! We would be besties until the very last spoonful. :D

  11. Tony B January 15, 2013 at 12:54 PM - Reply

    This is too amazing…you’ve managed to combine two fantastic deserts into one…and remove the hassles involved in making a traditional cheesecake. Nice work! Pinning this one to try later…

  12. Ramona January 15, 2013 at 6:08 AM - Reply

    YUM and Fun! I love no bake cheesecake… never tried bananas fosters with it and it sounds fabulous. :) Happy New Year. :)

  13. Averie @Averie Cooks January 14, 2013 at 3:07 PM - Reply

    I love bananas foster! One of my FAVE desserts! And this is no-bake — oh, even better!

  14. DessertForTwo January 14, 2013 at 2:06 PM - Reply

    This looks and sounds incredible! Would love to scale it down to serve two :)

  15. Laura (Tutti Dolci) January 14, 2013 at 1:18 PM - Reply

    Yum, thank goodness you aren’t giving up dessert either! ;)

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