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Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Banana Cheesecake with Caramel Sauce and Whipped Cream

Try to resist this, go ahead, I dare you!
The Fair Oaks Samba Club met yesterday and was hosted by Dr. Mavis Johnson who served a banana cheesecake that would have made Scarlet think about leaving Rhett. It was perfect. Great consistency, flavors, combinations and presentation. I had never had this flavor, but you know, it's a keeper. I was invited to join my mother and her friends for lunch and then I left and they spent the afternoon playing cards, drinking coffee, and swapping stories.
BANANA CHEESECAKE
Crust: 2 C. graham cracker crumbs; 1/2 C. finely chopped pecans; 1/4 C. sugar; 1/2 C. butter
Melt butter in a bowl and add the rest of ingredients mixing well. Spray a spring- form pan with baking spray and press the crumb mixture in the bottom and up
the side of the pan. Set aside
Filling: 3 (8 oz.) packages cream cheese,softened; 3/4 C. sugar; 1 tsp. vanilla 3 eggs; 1 C. mashed banana (about 2 medium size); 1 (8 oz.) carton sour cream; 2 Tbs. white cream de cacao; 2 Tbs. dark rum
Beat cream cheese until soft and fluffy,beat in sugar and vanilla until combined. Add eggs all at once bearing on low until just combined. Stir in mashed bananas and pour into crust lined pan. Bake in a 300 degree oven about 70-90 min. (I shake the pan slightly and if there is just a little quiver in the filling it is done.) Combine the sour cream, cream de cacao and rum while the cheesecake is baking and spread over the top. Return the cheesecake to the oven for 5-10 more minutes. Turn off the oven and open the oven door. Let the cheesecake cool on the oven. Cover and chill. Garnish with whipped cream, sliced bananas, and caramel sauce.
Dr. Johnson who retired after teaching and serving as one of the most beloved principals in our school system, now spends time traveling, trying new recipes, visiting her children and grandchildren and is always active in the activites at Forest Heights Methodist Church. She is a community treasure whose sharp, dry wit will catch you off guard if you're not careful. Before that 'Killer Cheesecake" she served a wonderful luncheon.
MENU
Autumn Pumpkin Soup with
Orange Cranberry Topper
Grilled Bavarian Smoked Ham Sandwich with
Amish Swiss Cheese, Spicy Brown Mustard,
Slice of Granny Smith Apple on Multi-grain Bread
Cinammon Pickle Rings, Carrots, Celery Spears
Banana Cheesecake with Caramel and Whipped Cream
Wine Iced Tea Coffee Water
GIVE THANKS
Give thanks for the fullness of days
spent together,
The friends that we pray will be
with us forever.
The feelings we've shared'
the food and good fun.
With faith that God's blessings
have only begun.
(Taken from an old sampler)

23 comments:

Cole said...

That looks decadent!

Kathy said...

As if the cheesecake wasn't enough...the menu sounds delightful... Nice tribute to a sweet lady...Happy week Libby, xoxo~Kathy @ Sweet Up-North Mornings....

Connie K said...

This Cheesecake look wonderful and yummy you are really tempting my tummy !! and would it be ok if i tryed your recipe ? And yes the menu makes me even hungry than before ! Thank you for sharing :)

Lin said...

What a great variation to cheesecake! I'm definately going to be trying this one! Thanks!

Preppy 101 said...

Oh my. Delicious does not do that dessert justice! We need a new word for yummy!

Deanna said...

Fantastic!!!
Have a pleasant Autumn,
d

Sarah said...

The menu sounds delicious, but I'll start with dessert. Yummy! ~ Sarah

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Unknown Mami said...

That cheesecake looks amazing. I wish I could take a bite out of the picture.

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Libby, shame on you for tempting us so! Oh, that looks like the most divine desssert on this planet! I would learn to play bridge and play well for a dessert like that! It's the kind of thing that makes your eyes roll backwards into your head. YUM!

XO,

Sheila :-)

Glenda/MidSouth said...

Oh my! I think I just gained 10 lbs. :)
Glenda

Pheebs said...

Love it!! Especially with the bananas around :D

Gaston Studio said...

Why is it you always make me drool before 8 o'clock in the morning?! Okay, this might be one recipe I have to try myself, instead of passing on to "the daughter that cooks"!!

Frau said...

You had me at caramel sauce.....

Bama Belle said...

OH Libby,
Be still my heart!! That looks and sounds positively sinful! GOODNESS! Thank you for sharing

A Year on the Grill said...

what a terrific recipe... I love your photos with this post... so happy

Donna-FFW said...

MY LORD does this sounds wonderful, a banana cheesecake, you can bet this is going on my list of things to try. How delicious!

Robyn said...

you had me at bananna!

...mmm... said...

Wow, that's incredible looking. i do so love your blog and the lovely pics. Won;t you sign up for my tea too? Nice to meet you, so to speak.

susan said...

Libby-Love the recipe, the menu and the prayer! Sounds like a perfect fall afternoon to me! I've got a giveaway going on--hope you'll get to stop by :)

kanishk said...

Nice tribute to a sweet lady...Happy week Libby, xo Work from home India

prashant said...

This Cheesecake look wonderful and yummy you are really tempting my tummy !
Work from home India

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