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Bake up this Banana Pudding Cheesecake by Xavier Wilkes, excerpted from Amplifying Black Culinarians. 🍌

Makes 2 whole cheesecakes (8-inch pans)

CRUST
10 oz Pepperidge Farms Chessmen Cookies
1 c unsalted butter, melted
1 c sugar

FILLING
32 oz cream cheese
1 ½ c sugar
½ c heavy cream
1 ½ t vanilla extract
7 oz ripe bananas, mashed
4 oz eggs
1 ½ T all-purpose flour

GLAZE
3 oz banana, diced
1 ½ c brown sugar
1 t cinnamon
1 t nutmeg
1 T unsalted butter
1 c bourbon
¾ c orange juice

WHIPPED CREAM
64 oz heavy cream
1 t vanilla extract
1 c sugar

TO MAKE CRUST

In a large bowl, crush cookies into crumbs. Then add sugar and melted butter to the bowl and mix until well incorporated. The mixture should feel and look like sand.

Press crust mixture into 8-inch pie pans and set aside.

TO MAKE FILLING

Preheat oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit.

In a large mixing bowl, mix cream cheese, vanilla, cream, and sugar until smooth. Add in mashed bananas and flour and then one egg at a time, until well combined.

Fill the pie crusts with the filling, then bake for at 400 degrees for 4 minutes before dropping the temperature to 250 degrees and baking an additional 30-40 minutes. When done baking, remove from oven and let cool completely.

TO MAKE GLAZE

In a medium mixing bowl, mix diced banana, brown sugar, cinnamon, and nutmeg until combined.

In a skillet over medium heat, add 1 tablespoon butter until melted and then add banana mixture and stir to combine with butter. Add bourbon and flambé until the alcohol has cooked off. Add orange juice and cook until the bananas are glazed and there the liquid in the pan is a syrup consistency.

Add bananas foster glaze to the top of the cooled cheesecake.

TO FINISH WITH TOPPINGS

In a large stand mixer, mix heavy cream until it forms stiff peaks. Fold in vanilla extract and sugar until well blended to form whipping cream.

Top cheesecake with whipped cream and additional halved Chessman cookie pieces and Bananas Foster syrup

Get more recipes at the link in our bio by downloading our digital cookbook in celebration of Black History Month! #AmplifyingBlackCulinarians #BlackHistoryMonth #DessertIdeas #SweetTreats #HomeBaking

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Located in the heart of the Beamer Center, Sam’s is at the crossroads of campus life. This premier retail venue offers coffee and espresso drinks, fruit and yogurt smoothies, ice cream, fresh baked pastries and sweets, hot sandwiches, and prepackaged cold items such as wraps, salads and parfaits.

Why is the availability of products changing in my café?

Due to the cumulative impact of the coronavirus, most companies are confronting labor shortages and many are also battling a scarcity of raw materials. This can mean that deliveries are delayed and/or certain foods and products such as your café’s standard to-go containers and disposable cutlery are temporarily unavailable. Bon Appétit’s on-site and corporate purchasing teams are working hard to source appropriate alternative products and secure adequate supplies in advance but you should expect last-minute menu changes or shifts in how to-go meals are packaged. If you have concerns about the availability of a particular product please contact Luis Colon: Luis.Colon@cafebonappetit.com

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Serving Students with Food Allergies and Celiac Disease

The dining services team is well-trained in food allergy awareness and offer a number of options for students with food allergies and celiac disease. This includes communication about and modification to existing menu items, special preparation of menu items, and access to special products as agreed upon with students.

Daily menus for each café can be accessed at wheaton.cafebonappetit.com. Menu items that are appropriate options for most students with celiac disease are labeled as “made without gluten-containing ingredients” and can be filtered to streamline searching using the dietary preferences filter. Top-9 allergens are included in menu names and/or descriptions whenever possible. For more on eating with a food allergy in our café, visit this page and view the guide on Food Allergies and Celiac Disease at Wheaton College. Further questions about ingredients can be answered by our trained managers/chefs on-site.

Dining Without the Top-9

We understand that our guests with special dietary needs, albeit food allergies, celiac disease, lactose intolerance, or any other medically necessary diet simply want a safe place to make food choices, quickly. To allow guests to have readily available options that meet their needs, we offer SimplyOASIS — a destination in the café where all meals are prepared without the use of top-9 allergens plus gluten through the sole use of whole foods.

For questions about these services or to request food allergy accommodations, students should contact:

Luis Colon, General Manager
luis.colon@cafebonappetit.com
(630) 752-5394

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las@wheaton.edu
(630) 752-5615

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Dining is integral to the college experience and plays an important role in helping students make connections, form communities, and learn from their food and consumption. Wheaton College and Bon Appetit have partnered to provide students with a variety of appealing, convenient, and healthy dining options for all palates, dietary restrictions, and allergy sensitivities. Our dining program supports small, local farms with food cooked from scratch. Accomplishing this is a mouthful indeed, but the bottom line is that staff strive to cook delicious food that’s good for students, the animals, the workers, the community, and the Earth — because they’re all connected.

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When it comes to wellness, Bon Appétit’s focus is on simple, delicious food — that happens to be good for you. To support long-term health, we are bringing more plants to menus every day in a craveable way, while emphasizing healthy cooking techniques. When healthy food tastes good, nourishing your body and mind becomes the easy choice.

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Food Allergies

We serve thousands of guests with food allergies and sensitivities safely in our cafés every day. Our chefs, managers, and dietitians work closely with our food-allergic guests to create reasonable solutions to help them eat what they love. If you have questions about eating for your dietary needs in our cafés, reach out to us: we’ll gladly meet with you.

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Wellness also includes the health of the animals, the workers, the community, and the Earth. They’re all connected. Bon Appétit has been committed to “food service for a sustainable future” for decades, and we’ve led the food service industry in tackling many important issues, such as cage-free eggs, antibiotics in animal production, and farmworker rights.

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