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No-Reason-To-Split Banana Split Cheesecake

(Yield: 16 servings)


  • 1 cup packaged chocolate cookie crumbs
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 tablespoon butter or stick margarine, melted
  • Cooking spray


  • 3 (8-ounce) blocks fat free cream cheese, softened
  • 1 (8-ounce) block 1/3-less-fat cream cheese, softened
  • 1 (8-ounce) carton low-fat sour cream
  • 1-1/2 cups sugar
  • 1-1/2 cups mashed ripe banana
  • 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 4 large eggs


  • 1/3 cup canned crushed pineapple in juice, drained
  • 1/3 cup strawberry sundae syrup
  • 1/3 cup chocolate syrup
  • 1/4 cup chopped pecans or almonds
  • 16 maraschino cherries, drained


  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees.

  2. To prepare crust, combine the first 3 ingredients in a bowl; toss with a fork until moist. Press into bottom of 9-inch spring form pan coated with cooking spray.

  3. To prepare filling, beat cheeses and sour cream at high speed of a mixer until smooth. Add 1 1/2 cups sugar, banana, flour and vanilla; beat well. Add eggs, one at a time; beat well after each addition.

  4. Pour cheese mixture into prepared pan; bake at 325 degrees for 1 hour and 10 minutes or until almost set. Cheesecake is done when the center barely moves when pan is touched.

  5. Remove cheesecake from oven; run a knife around the outside edge. Cool cheesecake to room temperature. Cover and chill at least 8 hours. Top each slice with 1 teaspoon pineapple, 1 teaspoon strawberry syrup, 1 teaspoon chocolate syrup, 3/4 teaspoon nuts, and 1 cherry.

  6. (Though we're not hung up on that sort of thing, in case you're interested, it's 317 calories and 1.6 grams fat per serving.)
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