Roasted Banana Macadamia Cheesecake

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READY IN: 1hr 15mins
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

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DIRECTIONS

  • Preheat oven to 400° and set a rack on the lower-middle level.
  • Place bananas (unpeeled) on baking sheet.
  • Roast until they turn black all over, approx 12 minutes.
  • Remove them to cool and reduce oven to 350°.
  • For crust, combine cookie crumbs, nuts and brown sugar in food processor.
  • Pulse a few times to mix, then add melted butter and blend well.
  • Press mixture into the bottom only of a 10-inch springform pan.
  • Prepare filling: beat cream cheese and sugar in large bowl with mixer until smooth.
  • Add the eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition.
  • Add the roasted banana pulp, rum and vanilla extract; beat until smooth.
  • Pour the mixture into crust and smooth top.
  • Place pan on baking sheet.
  • Bake about 1 hour, or until cheesecake is light golden on top and begins pulling away from pan.
  • Cool the cheesecake to room temperature on wire rack, then cover and chill overnight before serving.
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