Recipe by Peggy
"A good no-bake cheesecake. It tastes just like its name."
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2 1/2 cups
graham cracker crumbs
2 (8 ounce) packages
1 (8 ounce) can
crushed pineapple, drained
medium bananas, quartered
1 (12 ounce) container
frozen whipped topping, thawed
maraschino cherries, halved
People seem to be having a lot of problems with this recipe. The first problem is in the title as it makes people expect a cheesecake. That's not what you get. This dessert is usually called "Banana Split Dessert." My recipe came from my aunt years ago. I revised it to suit my taste. Another problem people have is with the filling not setting. Beat it for a very long time. I came across a recipe on the internet that suggested beating it for 20 minutes. I add 1 tsp vanilla extract so I can actually taste the filling. Lastly, you have build the banana split to your liking. I like bananas, strawberries, and nut topping. I also drizzle the fudge or chocolate syrup on individual servings. You could use milk chocolate chips or chocolate sprinkles instead of a sauce. Make it your own. Good luck.
Good taste..just too soupy and did not look very appetizing.
This pie is great! Big hit at work and every place I've taken it. A few things I changed: I use an already made graham cracker pie crust (SO much easier! If you do this, the recipe makes 2 pies, or cut in half for one). Add sliced strawberries with the bananas and pineapple. And don't drizzle on the chocote until right before serving (it runs). Thanks so much for a great recipe!
I've made this 4 times in the last 2 weeks. My family loves it and everyone wants to me to make it now. I did use a different graham cracker crust because I couldn't get recipes crust out of my pan. The graham cracker crust on this site that you had to bake was good. A few tips would be to use 20oz of pineapple. Put the pineapple in a strainer and really get the juices out so your pie doesn't get soggy. I also rinsed and dried my cherries so the red wouldn't run in the cool whip. 8oz of cool whip was plenty. My Mom made the comment that strawberries were missing so I now drizzle strawberry syrup over the filling before the banana and following toppings! Delicious! One more thing, I just used a 9 inch pie plate and you need a strong mixer, I burnt one up making the cream cheese filling. Now I add a tablespoon of milk and I let the cream cheese soften.
My family and friends LOVED this cheesecake, BUT it has problems. In our heat here in Australia...it melted!! I have experimented and solved the probs. 1. Make it in a springform tin. 2. Make the crust and cheescake base the night before. 3. There is nothing to "set" the cheesecake so add two teaspoons of gelatin (predisolved well in 1/2 cp of hot water) to the mix. 4. Add the final toppings 4 hrs before serving and refrigerate well. 5. Drain the pineapple in a seive first. 6. Use banana slices not quaters 7. USE WHIPPED CREAM TOPPING...YES...GET FRESH CREAM AND WHIP IT WITH TEASPOON OF VANILLA ESSENCE. Don't use premixed toppings. 8. We also found it a bit too sweet and halved the amount of sugar. This makes it just perfect!!
This is really, really good! Kids like it, adults love it! Very versitile. To those having trouble, again...make sure your ingredients are room temp and blend thoroughly. You might try popping the crust into the freezer while you do this so the cold can help set the filling, and to avoid sogging the crust. Chill until set!
It was ok, but needed some strawberries. I would add no sugar and mix some instant pudding in the cheese mixture, or add some can strawberry pie filling in it. I have 2 other recipes that use these and they are fantastic. Family was disappointed in this one. The cheese was thin and not very flavorful.
This dessert was a hit for the entire family. I did change a few things though. I used a graham cracker pie shell, and just cut the ingredients in half. Also, I used reduced fat cream cheese and fat free Cool Whip. It's delicious as is, but I think next time, I'll add sliced strawberries to the pineapple/banana layer. Thanks for a quick, easy, and tasty dessert!
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Banana Split Cheesecake
Serving Size: 1/18 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 18
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: 221
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