Saturday, November 10, 2018

Banana Pudding Cheesecake

Banana Pudding Cheesecake


2 blocks (16 oz.) cream cheese, softened
3/4 c. sugar
2 c. heavy cream
1 tsp. pure vanilla extract
1 3.4-oz. package instant vanilla pudding mix
1 3/4 c. whole milk
1 prepared graham cracker crust
3 bananas, sliced, plus more slices for garnish
30 Nilla Wafers, plus more for garnish
Whipped cream or Cool Whip, for serving


1.    Make cheesecake filling: In a large bowl using a hand mixer or in a stand mixer fitted with the whisk attachment, beat cream cheese until fluffy and no clumps remain.
2.    Add sugar and beat until combined. Add heavy cream and vanilla and beat until stiff peaks form. Set aside.
3.    In a medium bowl, whisk together pudding mix and milk. Let pudding stand for 3 minutes in the fridge until thickened. Fold into cheesecake mixture until combined.
4.    Pour half the filling into graham cracker crust. Add a single layer of sliced bananas and Nilla Wafers (23 total), then pour over remaining half of mixture. Smooth top and garnish with crushed Nillas.