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Banana-Peanut Cheesecake

Ingredients:

  • 3 cups ground Oreo cookie crumbs, minus filling
  • 2 cups granulated sugar, divided
  • 4 Tbsp unsalted butter, melted
  • 2 1/4 pounds cream cheese, softened
  • 5 large eggs (at room temperature)
  • 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 1 cup very ripe banana purée
  • 1 cup chopped unsalted peanuts
  • Peanut Butter Sauce

Peanut Butter Sauce Ingredients:

  • 1 cup smooth peanut butter
  • 2 cups milk
  • 1/2 cup ground unsalted peanuts

Preparation:

Preheat oven to 325° F.

In a medium-size bowl, combine cookie crumbs, 1/4 cup of the sugar and melted butter until thoroughly blended. Cover the bottom and approximately 1 inch of the sides of a greased 1-inch springform pan. Set aside.

Beat cream cheese until smooth. Add remaining 1 3/4 cups sugar and continue mixing, scraping bowl often. Add eggs, one at a time, beating until well incorporated. Beat in vanilla extract. Fold in banana purée and chopped peanuts. Pour into prepared crust and bake for approximately 1 hour and 15 minutes or until center is set Cool on wire rack; refrigerate 24 hours before serving.

When ready to serve, place a small slice on each chilled serving plate and drizzle with Peanut Butter Sauce.

Sauce Preparation:

Combine all ingredients in a saucepan and cook, stirring constantly, over low heat for about 10 minutes or until slightly thickened. Cool to room temperature before using.

Servings: 10 to 12
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Submitted by: Recipe Group Member
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