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Cheesecake ( Chimpanzee ) Recipe


1 1/2 c Graham Cracker Crumbs
1/4 c Sugar; Granulated

1 lb Cream Cheese
2 ts Lemon Juice
1 c Sour Cream
1/4 c Sugar; Granulated
4 Eggs; Large
1 c Bananas; Mashed, *
6 tb Butter; Melted

* Approximately 3 medium bananas should yield the 1 cup of mashed
CRUST: Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Place the crumbs in a
mixing bowl and add the butter and sugar. Blend well. Press the crumb
mixture onto the bottom and partly up the sides of a greased 9-inch
springform pan. Smooth the crumb mixture along the bottom to an even
thickness. Bake for about 10 minutes in the oven at 350 degrees F.
Cool before filling. CHEESECAKE: Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
In a large mixing bowl, beat the cream cheese, sugar and lemon juice
together. Add the eggs, one at a time, beating well after each
addition. Stir in the sour cream and the mashed bananas and blend
well until very smooth. Pour the mixture into the prepared crust and
bake for 1 hour. Cool in the oven, with the door propped open, until
the cake is at room temperature. Chill until serving time.