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Banana Split Cheesecake
December 27, 2004

My family and friends LOVED this cheesecake, BUT it has problems. In our heat here in 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!!

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