Saturday, June 28, 2014

Banana Pudding Cheesecake #SundaySupper

Banana cream pie meets cheesecake in this easy to make dessert. 

Banana Pudding Cheesecake #Sunday Supper

              This weeks Sunday Supper theme is a Big Virtual Picnic and I couldn't think of something better to bring to a picnic then a Banana Pudding Cheesecake.
For the the banana cream pie lover I don't think dessert gets much better then this.
Banana cream pie meets cheesecake.
Colt said it's so good it doesn't even need the whip cream.
Just for the record Colt already put in his order for another Banana Pudding Cheesecake for our Birthday, it's that amazing!
Since we share a Birthday it was a huge relief we both agreed on dessert this year.

In a large bowl combine  12 whole graham cracker crumbs and 1/4 cup sugar. Mix until well combined.
Add 1/2 cup melted butter and stir until combined.Banana-Pudding-Cheesecake-Graham-Cracker-Crust.jpg
Press graham cracker mixture evenly across the bottom and up the sides of the pie plate.
I find a measuring cup works well for pressing the crumbs evenly into the bottom and sides.
Bake crust in a 375 degree oven for 7 minutes or until lightly brown.
Cool completely. 
To make Vanilla Pudding: Whisk together 3 egg yolks in a medium sized bowl and set aside.
To make filling: In a large sauce pan whisk together 2/3 cup sugar, 1/3 cup flour and a pinch of salt until well combined.
Banana-Pudding-Cheesecake-Milk.jpgSlowly whisk in 2 cups milk. Bring mixture to a simmer and cook until mixture thickens over medium heat.
Stir mixture continually until thickened.
Slowly add 2 cups of the milk mixture to the egg yolks while mixing to temper egg yolks.
This prevents the eggs from curdling.
Pour egg yolk mixture back into milk mixture and return to a simmer, cook an additional 3-5 minutes while stirring until thickened.
Remove from heat and whisk in 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract.
Cream 16 ounces room temperature cream cheese until smooth and creamy.
Add vanilla pudding and mix until well combined.
Scrapes sides of bowl well.
Add enough pudding cheesecake mixture to cover the bottom of the crust.
Add 3-4 sliced bananas to the bottom of the crust.
Cover with remaining cheesecake mixture and refrigerate until cold or overnight.
Banana Pudding Cheesecake #SundaySupper
Another one of my favorite things! 

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Banana Pudding Cheesecake

Recipe by Serena Bakes Simply From Scratch

A no bake Banana Pudding Cheesecake is easy to make and sure to be a hit with banana cream pie and cheesecake lovers alike!
Prep time: PT20M
Cook time: PT7M
Total time: PT5H27M
Yield: 1 Pie
  • 1 2/3 cup Graham Crackers, Crushed (about 12 whole crackers)
  • 1/4 cup Granulated Sugar
  • 1/2 cup Butter, Melted
  • 2/3 cup Granulated Sugar
  • 1/3 cup Flour
  • 1 pinch Sea Salt
  • 2 cups Milk
  • 3 whole Egg Yolks, Whisked
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons Vanilla Extract
  • 16 ounces Cream Cheese, Room Temperature
  • 4 whole Bananas, Sliced
  • For Serving: Whip Cream and Additional Sliced Banana
Cooking Directions
  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  2. In a large bowl add graham cracker crumbs and 1/4 cup sugar, mix until well combined. Drizzle in melted butter and mix well. Press graham cracker mixture evenly into the bottom of a 9 inch pie plate. Bake for 7 minutes or until light brown, cool completely.
  3. To make Vanilla Pudding: In a large saucepan whisk together 2/3 cup granulated sugar with flour and salt until well combined. Slowly whisk in milk until smooth.
  4. Bring mixture to a simmer while stirring over medium heat. Cook until thickened.
  5. Slowly stir in 2 cups of milk mixture into the egg yolks.
  6. Add egg yolks back to the pan and continue to stir while returning mixture to a simmer. Cook until thickened and the consistency of pudding.
  7. Remove from heat and stir in vanilla extract.
  8. Beat cream cheese until smooth and creamy. Add pudding mixture to cream cheese and mix until well combined, scraping sides of bowl well.
  9. Cover bottom of graham cracker crust with 1/3 banana pudding cheesecake mixture. Add sliced bananas and cover with remaining cheesecake mixture.
  10. Refrigerate cheesecake until cold or overnight.
  11. Serve with whip cream and additional sliced banana.

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  1. Your cheesecake looks equally as appetizing as those mouthwatering Marie Calendar creations, Serena. Thank you for sharing the how-to...P.s. How fun that you and your significant other share the same birthday!

  2. Whoa.. this looks absolutely divine!

  3. Oh my goodness Serena! This cheesecake looks so good, I just wish I could have a slice right now!

  4. I love that this is a no bake. perfect summer dessert.

  5. Wow. This is the best of both worlds. Now you don't have to decide between cheesecake and banana pie! Wonderful idea.

  6. Holy yum! This sounds so good! I love cheesecake and banana pudding so you pretty much just made my dream dessert. And I love that you don't actually have to bake it too!

  7. Oh, my. I'd say this trumps banana cream pie! What a magnificent dessert!

  8. Banana, Pudding, Cheesecake, all together, humungous YUM!!!

  9. All this creamy goodness! My family will love this dessert

  10. Holy Cheesecake Batman!! I started drooling the minute the photo popped up! I need this cheesecake in my life NOW!!

  11. How awesome! Never thought of doing everything from ground up

  12. What a perfect dessert. Banana pudding and cheesecake...SO delicious!

  13. Your cheesecake process is a lot easier than mine! I'm used to baking it in the oven for 45 minutes in a water bath. Perfect for picnics!

  14. So creamy and delicious! This would definitely be something my hubs would ask for too! How nice you share a birthday :)

  15. I have a major weakness for banana pudding...and cheesecake. It never occurred to me to put them together. Genius!

  16. This looks so good I could eat the whole cheesecake myself!

  17. Serena, this looks sinfully amazing! Please share with me!

  18. This looks absolutely amazing! YUM!

  19. What a beautiful looking cheesecake! I love our gooey and soft it is. Banana and cream - my favourite!

  20. This sounds oh so very tasty! I am craving a slice for sure!

  21. This looks totally easy but totally amazing. The best combo ever!

  22. Oh wow! I'm wishing I had finished reading all the Sunday Supper posts earlier - this sounds so delicious! Good thing there are still two days left in the weekend.

  23. My goodness what a wonderful and perfect looking pie. I love banana pudding, and when I'm feeling more brave (I am a baking phobic), I would love to start with this gorgeous pie!


  24. This looks so delicious! My dad would love this. I am definitely going to make this for them when they visit in just a couple of weeks from now!

  25. you forgot to add the vanilla pudding to your ingredients list?

  26. Sorry for any confusion. This recipe makes homemade Vanilla Pudding and doesn't require a box mix. I promise it's well worth the time spent.

  27. Serena, this looks sooo good! I'm making this for my next family visit :D


  28. I am attempting to make this later today top go with Christmas dinner. I hope it turns it right. But it looks oh so yummy.

  29. Serena, this is one of the prettiest banana pies I have seen and I love the addition of cream cheese. Terrific job! This just might go on my Easter dessert table this year. Wow!!

  30. This looks fantastic. Creme pat' meets cheese and banana. I wonder what other fruits would work in it.

  31. Hello, is it plain flour or self raising you use? It looks delicious :)

  32. Hi Serena, I just had to drop you a note to tell you how much we LOVED this recipe...that pudding, all it really needs is a spoon ;) but the bananas and graham cracker crust just take it to unimaginable levels of yumminess! This has just become a new family favorite; thank you so much for the recipe!

    1. Hi Susan, Thank you so much for taking the time to let me know you loved it as much as we do! It totally makes my day when I can make other peoples families as happy as mine!

  33. Bonjour, je cherche à comprendre deux des ingrédients : pudding au fromage et pudding à la vanille ???
    Merci pour votre réponse.. cette recette est très .... alléchante Bien à vous

    1. Bonjour, I believe you call Cream Cheese: Neufchâtel Cheese a soft and creamy spreadable cheese. The recipe forms the pudding which I believe you would describe it as a custard. Thank you so much and I hope that makes the recipe easier to understand.

    2. I was informed from a friend you might need Mon Chou for the Cream Cheese and the Vanilla Pudding is Creme Patisserie. I hope this makes sense to you. Please let me know if I can be of any further assistance.

  34. I just made this gluten free can' wait to try it

    1. I would love to hear what you used for your thickener in the pudding incase anyone else is looking for gluten free options! Thanks so much for sharing!

    2. I used 1/4 cup of cornstarch mixed with the egg yolks and a little of the milk. Tempered it with some of the hot liquid then added it to the hot liquid to finish cooking. This is a keeper for sure.

  35. I would like to try this recipe and cannot seem to find graham crackers in Australia. What could I substitute them for please?

    1. Hi Jane, I believe in your country they are called digestive biscuits. Here is a link for more information. Please let me know if I can answer anymore questions!


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