🍰🍓🍌 Luscious Banana Strawberry Cheesecake 🍌🍓🍰

Savor the layers of this delicious banana strawberry cheesecake, which are thick and creamy! This delectable delicacy, which perfectly suits any occasion, combines fresh strawberries with banana purée. The flavors of the fruit are complemented by the silky cream cheese combination, which is finished with a sweet strawberry glaze. This cheesecake is a sensory extravaganza that is sure to wow!

📋 Ingredients:

For the Crust:

  • 🍪 1 1/2 cups graham cracker crumbs
  • 🧂 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 🧈 1/2 cup melted butter

For the Banana Purée:

  • 🍌 2 ripe bananas
  • 🍋 1 tablespoon lemon juice

For the Cream Cheese Mixture:

  • 🧀 24 oz cream cheese, softened
  • 🧂 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 🌿 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 🥚 3 large eggs
  • 🍶 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 🥛 1/4 cup heavy cream

For the Strawberry Infusion:

  • 🍓 1 cup fresh strawberries, sliced

For the Topping:

  • 🍓 1 cup fresh strawberries, sliced
  • 🍌 1 banana, sliced
  • 🍓 1/4 cup strawberry glaze
  • 🍦 Whipped cream (optional)
  • 🍬 Sprinkles (optional)

📝 Directions:

1️⃣ Preheat Oven: Preheat your oven to 325°F (160°C).

2️⃣ Prepare the Crust: In a medium bowl, combine graham cracker crumbs, 1/4 cup granulated sugar, and melted butter. Press the mixture into the bottom of a 9-inch springform pan to form the crust. Set aside.

3️⃣ Make Banana Purée: In a blender or food processor, blend the ripe bananas with lemon juice until smooth. Set aside.

4️⃣ Prepare Cream Cheese Mixture: In a large bowl, beat the cream cheese until smooth and creamy. Add 1 cup granulated sugar and vanilla extract, and mix until well combined. Beat in the eggs one at a time, followed by the sour cream and heavy cream. Mix in the banana purée until fully incorporated.

5️⃣ Layer the Cheesecake: Pour half of the cream cheese mixture into the prepared crust. Arrange the sliced strawberries over the cream cheese mixture, then pour the remaining cream cheese mixture over the strawberries. Smooth the top with a spatula.

6️⃣ Bake: Bake for 60-70 minutes, or until the center is set and the edges are lightly browned. Turn off the oven and let the cheesecake cool in the oven with the door slightly open for 1 hour. Remove from the oven and refrigerate for at least 4 hours or overnight.

7️⃣ Make the Strawberry Glaze: In a small saucepan, combine 1 cup sliced strawberries, 1/4 cup granulated sugar, and water. Cook over medium heat until the strawberries break down and the mixture thickens, about 10 minutes. Let cool completely.

8️⃣ Decorate: Before serving, arrange the fresh strawberry slices and banana slices on top of the cheesecake. Drizzle with strawberry glaze and add whipped cream and sprinkles if desired.

Preparation time: 30 minutes

Cooking Time: 70 minutes

Total Time: 6 hours (including cooling and chilling time)

Servings: 12 servings

Calories: 450 kcal per serving

💡 Notes:

  • For best results, ensure the cream cheese is at room temperature before mixing to avoid lumps. 🧀
  • To prevent the crust from sticking, line the bottom of the springform pan with parchment paper. 📃