Caramel and Banana Cheese Dessert with Pecan Nuts

Don’t blame me if you allow your diet to slip! This is a homegrown South African treat. It is positively addictive.

YOU WILL NEED

Cheesecake

Filling

  • 360 g tin Nestlé Treat Caramel
  • 1 T (15 ml) fresh lemon juice
  • 2 ripe bananas, sliced
  • ½ cup (50 g) pecan nuts, toasted and roughly chopped
Method

We reduced the water in the cheesecake recipe to ¾ cup to make for a slightly firmer bottom layer. Best to prepare cheese layer and leave it in the fridge, covered, overnight. It is now ready to travel. Before serving mix the banana and lemon into the caramel and spoon over the cheese base.

Cheesecake

Mix Cheesecake according to package instructions, add in the lemon juice with the water.

Filling

Spoon the cheesecake mixture into an unbuttered dish or container with a lid. Cover and leave to set for 4 hours or overnight. Spoon the caramel out of the tin into a medium size mixing bowl and soften it with lemon juice until smooth. Gently fold in bananas.

To assemble

Spoon all of the banana mixture over the cheesecake in the dish. Sprinkle nuts over the top.

For camping:

Set Cheesecake in a 2 litre ice cream container at home. Take the ingredients for the filling separately and assemble at the campsite.

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