BANANAS FOSTER CHEESECAKE
- 2 cups graham cracker crumbs
- 1/2 cup granulated sugar
- 1/4 cup melted butter
- Cake Batter:
- 4 large, ripe bananas, cut in half and then into 12" chunks
- 4 Tbsp. butter
- 6 Tbsp. dark brown sugar
- 1 cup cognac
- 3 lbs. softened (room temperature) cream cheese
- 2 Tbsp. vanilla extract
- 2 Tbsp. lemon juice
- 1 cup granulated sugar
- 4 each large eggs
Mix graham crumbs, sugar and butter and mix well.
Place the entire crumb mix into the bottom of a greased 10" snap ring (spring form) pan.
Spread crumbs evenly over the bottom of the pan, pressing with the backs of your fingers to pack the crust.
Bake in a preheated 350° oven for about 15 minutes or until golden brown. Remove from oven and allow to cool completely.