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Banana Chocolate Cheesecake

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Banana Chocolate Cheesecake

by Darlita fr. Recipe Swap Cuisinart

Yield: 6-8

Ingredients

  • 1 3/4 C crushed Oreo's (chocolate Portion only)
  • 1/4 C sugar
  • 1 /3 C butter, melted
  • 4-8oz blocks of Philly Cream Cheese
  • 1 C sugar
  • 4 eggs
  • 3/4 C sour cream
  • 1 tsp vanilla bean paste
  • 1 tsp banana extract
  • 2 bananas, chopped into 1/2" pieces
  • 12 oz of good quality dark chocolate, coarsely chopped (60-70%60-70% cocoa).
  • 6 oz heavy cream

Instructions

1. To prepare the crust, place approximately 3-4 C of Oreo's (cookie portion only) into Cuisinart Food Processor and process until finely ground).
2. Measure out the 1 3/4 C of cookie crumbs and mix with 1/4 C sugar in a bowl. Add the melted butter and stir to combine.
3. Press firmly into the bottom of a 9" springform pan and bake at 350 degrees for 10 minutes. Remove from oven and allow to cool.
4. In the bowl of a stand mixer, cream the cream cheese and sugar until smooth. Add the eggs, one at a time, mixing well after each addition. Add the sour cream and extracts and mix well. Fold in bananas and pour into the prepared pan.
Bake at 350 for approx 1 hour or until the center is almost set. Allow to cool to room temp and they refrigerate.
Once chilled, top with chocolate Ganache. To make the ganache, heat 6 oz of heavy cream just until its about to boil. Pour through a sieve over chocolate and allow to set for a few minutes then whisk to combine. Allow the ganache to thicken to frosting consistancy and spread over cold cheese cake. Serve chilled.
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