southern banana pudding cheesecke
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Southern Banana Pudding Cheesecake

Take Southern banana pudding and a New York Cheesecake and put them together -what do you get? This creamy New York cheesecake with big banana pudding flavor.
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Servings 16 servings
Calories 549
Author Marye



  • 1 package 'Nilla Wafers , half turned to crumbs in the blender, half broken into large chunks
  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter , melted
  • 3 bananas , peeled and sliced
  • 32 ounces cream cheese
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 6 eggs
  • 1 tbs strong bourbon vanilla
  • 16 ounces sour cream

Bourbon Pecan Maple Glaze

  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1/8 cup bourbon
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup
  • 1/2 lb pecans , chopped



  • Preheat the oven to 375F
  • Mix Nilla Wafers crumbs and butter and press into a 9 inch springform
  • Wrap the bottom and sides of the springform with aluminum foil to seal out water
  • Beat the cream cheese on low speed until blended
  • Add sugar and continue to beat on low
  • Add the eggs one at a time
  • Remove from mixer and fold in sour cream and the vanilla
  • Pour half the filling into the crust. Sprinkle with sliced bananas and remaining (chopped) 'Nilla Wafers.
  • Pour the remaining filling over in the prepared crust carefully
  • Bake for 45 minutes in a bain marie (place cheesecake pan in another pan and add water until it comes halfway up the sides of the cheesecake pan)
  • Leave oven door closed and turn off heat. Allow to stand for one hour
  • Remove from oven and bain marie and allow to come to room temperature
  • Chill for 8 hours

Bourbon Pecan Maple Glaze

  • Bring all of the ingredients except the pecans to a simmer.
  • Whisk until the sugar is dissolved and mixture is reduced by half. It should be thickened.
  • Spread the glaze over the cooked cake, sprinkle on the pecans and press them in lightly.
  • Refrigerate until it is time to serve


walnuts may be used in place of the pecans


Calories: 549kcal | Carbohydrates: 42g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 39g | Saturated Fat: 17g | Cholesterol: 146mg | Sodium: 234mg | Potassium: 294mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 37g | Vitamin A: 1140IU | Vitamin C: 2.3mg | Calcium: 116mg | Iron: 1mg