Whether you serve this to family or friends, Banana Fried Cheesecake will be your top requested dessert recipe! If you love bananas and cheesecake then this will be become one of your go-to desserts!
This stuff is my weakness. Cheesecake and bananas wrapped in flaky pastry sheets and flash fried to a golden brown while the inside stays cool and creamy.
Top it off with whipped cream and honey; it is pure perfection. Absolute perfection. I strongly encourage you to try this dessert.
As a time saver, I used a box of instant, no bake cheesecake. I set aside the graham cracker crust packet to use for something else. Follow the directions on the box and then chill to firm.
Why You’ll Love This Fried Cheesecake Recipe
All the flavor of a regular cheesecake rolled in flaky pastry and then fried to perfection- what’s not to love!
- Perfect dessert for any occasion – With a creamy cheesecake center and flaky pastry outside, these fried cheesecake rolls are perfect for any occasion you’d like to serve them for.
- Simple ingredients – While you probably don’t have these ingredients on hand, the list is short so you just need to make a quick run to the grocery store.
- Prep ahead of time – You can prep these rolls ahead of time. Make a big batch, freeze them, then pull them out individually to fry when ready to enjoy!
Fried Cheesecake Ingredients
You only need five simple ingredients to make these deep fried cheesecake bites- and one of them is the oil for frying!
- No-bake cheesecake box mix – Creamy cheesecake filling simplified! Make sure you have all of the ingredients to prepare according to package instructions as well.
- Bananas – The creaminess of the cheesecake combined with the sweetness of the bananas is such an incredible combination!
- Phyllo pastry sheets – You can find these in the frozen section, and they are a great way to make an easy, flaky dessert.
- Butter – Make sure you use unsalted butter here. We will brush melted butter on the seams of the fried cheesecake rolls to seal them shut before frying.
- Oil – This is what we will use for deep frying the cheesecake rolls. You can use vegetable, peanut oil or canola oil.
How to Make Fried Cheesecake
You are going to love how easy it is to make classic desserts like this!
- Prepare rolls. Unroll the phyllo dough (all of it in a pile) onto a work surface. In the lower center of phyllo dough, place a heaping tablespoon of the cheesecake mix, then a slice of banana set upright.
- Roll it up. Roll sheets of phyllo dough around the cheesecake and banana filling. After rolling once, fold in edges, like an egg roll. Fold in edges and then continue to roll all the way up. Seal edges by brushing with melted butter.
- Chill. Place the cheesecake egg rolls in a shallow, wide airtight plastic container separated with parchment paper or wax paper. Freeze for a minimum a few hours, but up to a month.
- Heat oil. Twenty minutes before serving, heat the vegetable oil in large saucepan with high sides.
- Add rolls to deep fryer. Carefully place 2 frozen rolls into the hot oil using metal tongs or a spider spoon. Only do two at a time to not “crowd the pan”. Gently turn in the oil until all sides are a golden brown. Remove with slotted spoon to a plate lined with paper towels or wire rack to drain.
- Enjoy. To plate, slice the roll in half with a quick chop and a sharp knife. Drizzle them with honey and top with whipped cream, vanilla bean ice cream and fresh berries.
There are plenty of ways for you to make this fried cheesecake your own!
- Cheesecake balls – Instead of making them into rolls or logs, you can make deep-fried cheesecake bites instead. Roll the phyllo dough and cheesecake into small little bites of heaven instead of rolls.
- Different cheesecake flavors – The boxed cheesecake mixes have different flavors. You can also add different extracts to the batter like vanilla extract, lemon, almond or even orange.
- Fruit – Instead of bananas, you could sub in a different fruit. Fresh berries like blueberries, strawberries or raspberries would be a great swap.
- Mix ins – You could also mix fun things into the cheesecake batter. Graham cracker crumbs, chocolate chips or even rainbow sprinkles would make fun additions.
- Toppings– Honey is great, but so are other types of syrup like maple syrup, dutch honey or even cranberry syrup. Agave nectar is an easy alternative to honey.
Ways to Ripen Bananas Fast
Have you ever wanted to make a delicious banana dessert like this one, but your bananas aren’t ripe enough?
- Microwave– The quickest way, but least likely to produce super sweet results. Nuke it for 30 seconds to one minute. Basically, you are cooking it and allowing the sugars to release a little before you put it into the recipe.
- Oven- the same concept as the microwave. Heat to 350 degrees and bake for 5-30 minutes.
- Brown Paper Bag – My mother used this technique, but it still takes about a day. Place your bananas in a brown paper bag and roll it closed. Ethylene will build up and speed up the ripening process.
- Tropical Environment – Everything ages faster in the heat. Place your bananas someplace warm, like in a sunny window. It will still take up to a day, depending on how ripe the banana was to begin with.
- Single them out – lastly, pull your bananas apart. They ripen much faster separated than they do still hooked together.
Fried Cheesecake Topping Ideas
It can be so much fun to experiment with different toppings for this decadent dessert. Here are some of our favorite toppings for this fried cheesecake:
Storage and Freezing
Storage: You can store any leftover fried cheesecake in the refrigerator in an airtight container. To reheat, I would recommend throwing it in the air fryer for a couple minutes.
Freezing: Just like classic cheesecake, deep-fried desserts can be frozen too. The best way is to put in a freezer bag or airtight container.
Frequently Asked Questions
Each recipe will differ slightly, but this specific recipe calls for a no bake cheesecake mix, bananas, phyllo pastry sheets, butter and oil for frying.
Of course you can! You don’t fry it long enough for it to curdle, but just enough to make the outside golden brown perfection.
More Delicious Desserts
Fried Cheesecake (Cheesecake Egg Rolls)
Cheesecake Egg Rolls
- Unroll the phyllo dough (all of it in a pile) onto a work surface. In the lower center of phyllo dough, place a heaping tablespoon of the cheesecake mix, then a slice of banana set upright, repeat the process 2 more times ending with a banana so there are three dollops of cheesecake and 3 banana slices.
- Roll 3 sheets of phyllo dough around the cheesecake and banana filling. After rolling once, fold in edges, like an egg roll. Fold in edges and then continue to roll all the way up. Seal edges by brushing with melted butter. Repeat to make 4 egg rolls approximately 1 1/2-2 inches thick (a little larger than the banana slice) and 4-5 inches long.
- Place the cheesecake egg rolls in a shallow, wide airtight plastic container seperated with parchment paper or wax paper. Freeze for a minimum of 2 hours, but up to a month.
- Twenty minutes before serving, heat the vegetable oil in large saucepan with high sides. Heat oil to 325°F.
- Carefully place 2 frozen rolls into the oil using metal tongs or a spider spoon. Only do two at a time to not "crowd the pan". Gently turn in the oil until all sides are a golden brown, approximately 2 minutes. Remove to a paper towel lined plate or wire rack to drain. Repeat with the remaining frozen rolls.
- To plate, slice the roll in half with a quick chop and a sharp knife. Drizzle them with honey and top with whipped cream, vanilla bean ice cream and fresh berries.
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