Orange Banana Cheesecake
1-1/2 cups vanilla wafer crumbs (about 45 wafers)
1/4 cup butter or margarine, melted
3 pkgs. (8 oz. each) cream cheese, softened
1 can (14 oz.) sweetened condensed milk - not evaporated
1 banana, mashed (1/2 cup)
1/4 cup frozen orange juice concentrate, thawed
1 teaspoon grated orange rind
fresh orange sections
fresh banana slices
1/4 cup sugar
2 teaspoons cornstarch
1/2 cup orange juice
1/4 teaspoon grated orange rind
Preheat oven to 300ºF. Combine wafer crumbs and butter; press firmly on bottom of 9-inch springform pan.
In large bowl, beat cream cheese until fluffy. Gradually beat in sweetened condensed milk until smooth. Add banana, juice concentrate, eggs and rind; mix well. Pour into prepared pan. Bake for 55 to 60 minutes or until set. Cool.
Top with orange sections and banana slices then Orange Glaze (optional). Chill. Store leftovers covered in refrigerator.
Orange Glaze: In small saucepan, combine 1/4 cup sugar and 2 teaspoons cornstarch. Add 1/2 cup orange juice and 1/4 teaspoon grated orange rind; mix until thickened. Remove from heat; cool slightly.