Cheesecake Factory's Fresh Banana Cream Cheesecake

Cheesecake Factory’s Fresh Banana Cream Cheesecake

12 servings

20 vanilla cream-filled, sandwich style cookies
1/4 cup margarine, melted
24 ounces cream cheese, softened
2/3 cup granulated sugar
2 tablespoons cornstarch
3 eggs
3/4 cup mashed bananas
1/2 cup whipping cream
2 teaspoons vanilla extract

Process cookies in a blender with pulses to finely chop. Add margarine and
process with pulses until thoroughly combined. Press mixture into the bottom
of a 10" springform pan; refrigerate. Beat cream cheese with electric mixer
until creamy.

Beat in sugar and cornstarch. Beat in eggs, one at a time. Beat in bananas,
whipping cream, and vanilla.

Pour mixture into prepared crust.

Place pan on a cookie sheet and bake in a 350 degree oven for 15 minutes.
Reduce oven temperature to 200 degrees and bake an additional 75 minutes, or until center is almost set. Allow to cool completely before removing rim of

Refrigerate cheesecake, uncovered, at least 6 hours.