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Bananas Foster Cheesecake Squares

Ingredients

Crust

  • 2 cups vanilla wafer crumbs
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans
  • 1/4 cup (1/2 stick) butter or margarine, melted
  • 1/4 cup firmly packed brown sugar

Filling

  • 24 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2 cup firmly packed brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoons rum extract or 2 tablespoons dark rum
  • 3 eggs
  • 1/2 cup mashed ripe bananas

Topping

  • 2 bananas, sliced
  • 2 teaspoons lemon juice
  • 25 caramels, unwrapped (about 1/2 of 14 ounce package)
  • 2 tablespoons milk
  • 1 teaspoon rum extract (optional)
  • 1/2 cup pecan halves

Instructions

  1. Crust: Mix crumbs, pecans, butter and sugar. Press onto bottom of 13 x 9-inch baking pan.
  2. Filling: Mix cream cheese, sugar and rum extract with electric mixer on medium speed until well blended.
  3. Add eggs; mix until blended.
  4. Stir in mashed bananas.
  5. Pour over crust.
  6. Bake at 350 degrees F for 30 minutes or until center is almost set.
  7. Cool.
  8. Refrigerate for 3 hours or overnight.
  9. Topping: Toss bananas with lemon juice; arrange over cheesecake.
  10. Microwave caramels and milk in microwavable bowl on HIGH for 2 minutes; stir until smooth.
  11. Stir in 1 teaspoon rum extract, if desired.
  12. Drizzle evenly over cheesecake.
  13. Sprinkle with pecan halves.
  14. Cut into squares.
  15. Refrigerate any leftover cheesecake.

Yield: 2 dozen


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