The most awesome cheesecake I've ever made so far. The dark biscuit base is made out of Oreos and cinnamon, the creamy cheese layer is made out of low-fat cheese (making it one of the lightest cheesecakes possible) and flavorful bananas, while the toppings are candied cherries and sweet-sour tasting red currant jam. :)
It's almost like a banana split in a cheesecake version. I'm very proud of creating it. Try it once and there's a chance it will become your favorite dessert.
Have a nice party tonight and Happy New Year! :)
Last year: Tiramisu (Italian).
Two years ago: Carrot and clementine cake with carrot-ginger marmalade, honey-cream cheese frosting and balsamic glaze.
Three years ago: Eggplant and spicy chicken bits with mascarpone pasta.
Ingredients (for a 24 cm spring-form tin):
- 300 g black Oreo biscuits
- 80 g butter
- 50 g brown sugar
- 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
- 4 bricks of 5% fat cream cheese (4 of 175 g each)
- 1 brick of 15% fat cream cheese (175 g)
- 150 g brown sugar
- 4 eggs
- 4 bananas
- 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
For the topping:
- 100 g candied cherries
- 3-4 tablespoons red currant jam
Preheat oven to 180 degrees C.
First of all, put the butter and the Oreos in a food processor / blender (no need to remove their cream filling as I've seen in other recipes):
Blend them into crumbs, then add the sugar and cinnamon:
Blend again until even, then press the biscuit mass into the springform tin in an equal layer:
To make the cream, put all the cheese, vanilla extract and sugar into the food processor:
Mix well, then add the bananas and eggs:
Mix again, then transfer the cream to the springform tin, in an even layer above the dark biscuit base.
Put into the preheated oven and bake for 45-50 minutes. Take out and allow to cool in the tin:
When it's cooled, remove from the tin and transfer to a cake stand-up or cake platter. Decorate with candied cherries all over its border. Fill the space from in-between the cherries with red currant preserves.
Put the remaining cherries and a bit more jam in the middle.
It's done, slice and dig in! :)