A good no-bake cheesecake. It tastes just like its name.

Peggy

Recipe Summary

Servings:
18
Yield:
1 -9x12 inch pan
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Ingredients

18
Original recipe yields 18 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Blend the melted butter or margarine with the graham crackers and press into the bottom of one 9x12 inch pan.

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  • Blend the confectioner's sugar and the cream cheese together until smooth. Spread over the graham cracker crumb layer. Layer the crushed pineapple and the bananas over the cream cheese layer. Then spread the whipped topping over the top. Decorate with maraschino cherry halves. Drizzle chocolate syrup over the top and sprinkle with pecans. Chill for at least 4 hours then serve.

Nutrition Facts

428 calories; protein 3.6g 7% DV; carbohydrates 50.9g 16% DV; fat 24.6g 38% DV; cholesterol 47.7mg 16% DV; sodium 207mg 8% DV. Full Nutrition
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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
05/11/2005
People seem to be having a lot of problems with this recipe. The first problem is in the title as it makes people expect a cheesecake. That's not what you get. This dessert is usually called "Banana Split Dessert." My recipe came from my aunt years ago. I revised it to suit my taste. Another problem people have is with the filling not setting. Beat it for a very long time. I came across a recipe on the internet that suggested beating it for 20 minutes. I add 1 tsp vanilla extract so I can actually taste the filling. Lastly, you have build the banana split to your liking. I like bananas, strawberries, and nut topping. I also drizzle the fudge or chocolate syrup on individual servings. You could use milk chocolate chips or chocolate sprinkles instead of a sauce. Make it your own. Good luck. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
01/25/2004
Good taste..just too soupy and did not look very appetizing. Read More
(3)
154 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 116
  • 4 star values: 27
  • 3 star values: 7
  • 2 star values: 3
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 5 stars
05/11/2005
People seem to be having a lot of problems with this recipe. The first problem is in the title as it makes people expect a cheesecake. That's not what you get. This dessert is usually called "Banana Split Dessert." My recipe came from my aunt years ago. I revised it to suit my taste. Another problem people have is with the filling not setting. Beat it for a very long time. I came across a recipe on the internet that suggested beating it for 20 minutes. I add 1 tsp vanilla extract so I can actually taste the filling. Lastly, you have build the banana split to your liking. I like bananas, strawberries, and nut topping. I also drizzle the fudge or chocolate syrup on individual servings. You could use milk chocolate chips or chocolate sprinkles instead of a sauce. Make it your own. Good luck. Read More
(90)
Rating: 5 stars
01/25/2004
This pie is great! Big hit at work and every place I've taken it. A few things I changed: I use an already made graham cracker pie crust (SO much easier! If you do this the recipe makes 2 pies or cut in half for one). Add sliced strawberries with the bananas and pineapple. And don't drizzle on the chocote until right before serving (it runs). Thanks so much for a great recipe! Read More
(38)
Rating: 5 stars
07/19/2003
I've made this 4 times in the last 2 weeks. My family loves it and everyone wants to me to make it now. I did use a different graham cracker crust because I couldn't get recipes crust out of my pan. The graham cracker crust on this site that you had to bake was good. A few tips would be to use 20oz of pineapple. Put the pineapple in a strainer and really get the juices out so your pie doesn't get soggy. I also rinsed and dried my cherries so the red wouldn't run in the cool whip. 8oz of cool whip was plenty. My Mom made the comment that strawberries were missing so I now drizzle strawberry syrup over the filling before the banana and following toppings! Delicious! One more thing I just used a 9 inch pie plate and you need a strong mixer I burnt one up making the cream cheese filling. Now I add a tablespoon of milk and I let the cream cheese soften. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/27/2004
My family and friends LOVED this cheesecake BUT it has problems. In our heat here in Australia...it melted!! I have experimented and solved the probs. 1. Make it in a springform tin. 2. Make the crust and cheescake base the night before. 3. There is nothing to "set" the cheesecake so add two teaspoons of gelatin (predisolved well in 1/2 cp of hot water) to the mix. 4. Add the final toppings 4 hrs before serving and refrigerate well. 5. Drain the pineapple in a seive first. 6. Use banana slices not quaters 7. USE WHIPPED CREAM TOPPING...YES...GET FRESH CREAM AND WHIP IT WITH TEASPOON OF VANILLA ESSENCE. Don't use premixed toppings. 8. We also found it a bit too sweet and halved the amount of sugar. This makes it just perfect!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/15/2003
This is really really good! Kids like it adults love it! Very versitile. To those having trouble again...make sure your ingredients are room temp and blend thoroughly. You might try popping the crust into the freezer while you do this so the cold can help set the filling and to avoid sogging the crust. Chill until set! Read More
(16)
Rating: 4 stars
01/06/2006
It was ok but needed some strawberries. I would add no sugar and mix some instant pudding in the cheese mixture or add some can strawberry pie filling in it. I have 2 other recipes that use these and they are fantastic. Family was disappointed in this one. The cheese was thin and not very flavorful. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/15/2006
This dessert was a hit for the entire family. I did change a few things though. I used a graham cracker pie shell, and just cut the ingredients in half. Also, I used reduced fat cream cheese and fat free Cool Whip. It's delicious as is, but I think next time, I'll add sliced strawberries to the pineapple/banana layer. Thanks for a quick, easy, and tasty dessert! Read More
(11)
Rating: 5 stars
12/07/2003
Another hit with my family of 5!! Halved the recipe cuz only had 1 block of cream cheese. Did like previous reviewer suggested-added 1 tsp vanilla to filling and drizzled freezer strawberry jam over filling before bananas then topped with fruit and set out chocolate syrup caramel ice cream topping and chopped peanuts for everyone to finish their piece according to their tastes. YUMMY--brought summer to frozen Midwest!! Can't wait for summer and a whole 13x9 of this! Read More
(9)
Rating: 5 stars
10/22/2005
I have to admit that i don't like the banana and pineapple mixture in this cheesecake but you can replace these with so many others fruits. I personally made a fruits of the forest cheesecake the everyone LOVED!!!! The best part of this is that it is so simple to make all you need is a food processor and that's it! Did i mention it's delicious??? Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
01/25/2004
Good taste..just too soupy and did not look very appetizing. Read More
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