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Oxfam’s Roast Banana Cheesecake

Serves 8-10
Prep time: 30 minutes
Cooking time: 1 hour, plus chilling

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Ingredients

Method

  • 250g Malt, Gingernut or Digestive biscuits
  • 100g butter, melted
  • 4 All Good bananas
  • 1kg cream cheese
  • 1 cup (220g) caster sugar
  • 6 eggs
  • ½ cups (175g) maple syrup to glaze
  • 1 All Good banana
  • 1 tbsp butter
  • 1 tbsp white sugar
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1. Preheat oven to 170°C.

2. Grease and line a 26cm spring form tin with baking paper.

3. To prepare the base, place the biscuits and butter into a food processor and blend until they form a wet sandy consistency. Transfer mixture into the lined tin and press down with the back of a spoon. Cover and chill in the fridge.

To prepare the filling: 

4. Put the unpeeled bananas on a lined baking tray and bake until black and soft, approximately 15 minutes. Set aside to cool.

5. In the cleaned food processor bowl place the cream cheese, sugar and eggs and process until smooth and well combined.

6. Split and peel the cooled bananas and add to cream cheese mixture. Process until well combined.

7. Pour onto the chilled biscuit base and bake for 45 minutes. At this point give the tin a gentle jiggle – if the surface stays set together on top it’s ready to remove from the oven.

8. For best results chill in the fridge overnight.

9. To prepare the topping, peel and slice the banana in half lengthways. Melt the butter and sugar in a small frying pan. Add the banana and cook over a medium to high heat until slightly caramelised. Allow to cool.

10. Before releasing from the tin, pour over the maple syrup as a glaze and pile the banana on top.

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