Monday, January 26, 2009

Banana Cream Dessert

This is one of my relatively new favorite desserts. Banana cream pie has always been a favorite and this is way easier and every bit as good in my opinion (a little bit richer).

Sunday Desserts 003

Ingredients:
Crust:
1 and 1/2 c. graham cracker crumbs
1/3 c. melted butter or margarine
3 T. sugar
Filling:
1 c. powdered sugar
8 oz. pkg. cream cheese
12 oz. Cool Whip
4 bananas
2 (3.4 oz.) boxes instant vanilla pudding
3 c. milk

Directions:
Stir together crust ingredients and press into a 9 x 13 pan. Cook at 350 degrees for 5-10 minutes (I usually do about 8). Cool.

Mix together in a bowl (using a mixer) powdered sugar, cream cheese, and 9 oz. of the cool whip. Spread over crust. Cover with sliced bananas.

Mix 2 boxes of pudding with milk for a couple minutes and spread over bananas. Spread the rest of the cool whip on top of that. Refrigerate.

*I found this recipe here at cooks.com and then I changed it a bit. It called for a crust made of butter and flour and I prefer graham cracker crust. Also, I usually let the pudding layer set up for a little bit in the fridge before spreading the cool whip on top.
*It doesn't need very long to set up, but I usually refrigerate it for an hour before serving it (it probably doesn't even need that long).

3 comments:

Jennie said...

Yum! Oh, I'm so excited to try this one!

Kendra said...

That dessert looks soooo good! Thanks for sharing! :)

Jennie said...

Yeah so, I definitely couldn't wait to make this. :) I made it last night for FHE. I did a half-recipe so that we wouldn't eat that whole thing just the two of us.

It was so yummy! The only thing I messed up on was not softening the cream cheese before using it. The cheesecake-type layer ended up a tad lumpy. :( Oh well, you live and learn!