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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 549kcal
Author Marye

Ingredients

Cheesecake

  • 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

Instructions

Cheesecake

  • 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

Notes

walnuts may be used in place of the pecans

Nutrition

Calories: 549kcal | Carbohydrates: 42g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 39g | Saturated Fat: 17g | Cholesterol: 146mg | Sodium: 234mg | Potassium: 294mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 37g | Vitamin A: 22.8% | Vitamin C: 2.8% | Calcium: 11.6% | Iron: 5.6%