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Monday, July 27, 2015

A Much Loved Dessert

I'm in the grocery store when my son asks me to make a dessert for him to take on his weekend house sitting job. He suggested his favorite dessert--Banana Pudding. Um. I don't usually make this so I had no idea all of the ingredients I would need. The techie man child searched AllRecipes on his smart phone and found this one:

Banana Pudding IV

1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese
1 (14 ounce) can sweetened condensed milk
1 (5 ounce) package instant vanilla pudding mix
3 cups cold milk
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 (8 ounce) container frozen whipped topping, thawed
4 bananas, sliced
1/2 (12 ounce) package vanilla wafers



Directions

In a large bowl, beat cream cheese until fluffy. Beat in condensed milk, pudding mix, cold milk and vanilla until smooth. Fold in 1/2 of the whipped topping.

Line the bottom of a 9x13 inch dish with vanilla wafers. Arrange sliced bananas evenly over wafers. Spread with pudding mixture. Top with remaining whipped topping. Chill.



My MIL usually makes Banana Pudding for him if she knows ahead of time we are coming over. I have rarely had to make it, which is why I didn't know what I would need. After tasting it, I'm pretty sure her recipe is different and doesn't use Cream Cheese or Sweetened Condensed Milk. But needless to say, it came out delicious and was a hit!

Do you like Banana Pudding or have a favorite dessert that gets requested?

 ~Happy Desserts~


"The Lord bless you and keep you; the Lord make his face to shine upon you and be gracious to you; the Lord turn his face toward you and give you peace" (Num. 6:24-26)

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23 comments:

  1. Hello Yummy and we love strawberry shortcake and brownies. But I loved that Banana pudding stuff!
    Doing well here working hard on the houses. I hope you have a great week!
    Hugs Roxy

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    1. Roxy, Strawberry Shortcake is one of our favorites! And I do love a good brownie. :)

      Same to you, my friend...Blessings!

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  2. Hi Anne wo this banana pudding looks so amazing. I would love to have you share this at our Cooking and Crafting with J & J party I co-host on Mondays.
    Thanks.
    Julie

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    1. Hi Julie, I would be glad to share at Cooking & Crafting. Thanks for the invite!
      The pudding is amazing, yes!

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  3. Wow... Banana.
    I love anything with Banana :-)

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    1. I'm not a banana fan but this is one dessert I will eat!

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  4. This is really different than the banana pudding I made and it sounds better! I tried copying a banana pudding from a local southern restaurant and just couldn't do it right. I am trying this one!

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    1. This is easy peasy and oh so delicious! Hope you like it. :)

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  5. I can not wait to try your Banana Pudding recipe......the ingredients are sure not a regular pudding, sounds mouthwatering.
    Thank you for sharing with the Clever Chicks Blog Hop! I hope you’ll join us again next week!

    Cheers,
    Kathy Shea Mormino
    The Chicken Chick
    http://www.The-Chicken-Chick.com

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    1. Kathy, You will not be disappointed! Truly, this is one of the best recipes. The sweetened condensed milk is the kicker. :-)

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  6. Oh wow...this sounds really delicious!

    Thanks for joining Cooking and Crafting with J & J!

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    1. Absolutely the BEST tasting banana pudding! Thanks for co-hosting the hop, Jessica. It's been fun. :)

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  7. Hello Anne ~ This looks like a delicious banana dessert, especially with those vanilla wafers, yum!
    I will give it a try since my husband loves banana desserts.
    My favorite is German chocolate cake, has to have home made topping though, oooh so mouth watering rich creamy and over the moon wonderful.
    I do not make it often as I would eat the whole cake by myself. :-)

    It was so nice to visit with you ~ Debbie

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    1. Hey Debbie! It's wonderful to see you, sweet friend. I've been praying for you.
      I'm not a banana or vanilla wafer fan, but this dessert I eat. Of course, I personally think it would be fine without vanilla wafers but my son is over-the-moon about them. :)

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    2. Dear Anne~ Thank you sweet friend for your precious prayers.
      The Lord bless you!
      Debbie

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  8. I do like banana pudding...some better than others. This recipe sounds delicious. But the people I used to work for, the lady of the house made it and used graham crackers instead of vanilla wafers and I love it that way!

    I do have a dessert that I have made for years for my girls for their birthdays...they are in their 30's and if near, that is what they want.

    1st layer is 1 1/4 cup softened butter,and 1 1/4 cups flower mixed together. Spread on bottom of 9 x 13 inch pan and bake at 350º for 15 minutes. (You have to flatten it out with fingers or any way you want--it is sort of the 'crust.')

    2. after the crust has completely cooled, mix together 12 ounces of softened cream cheese, 6 ounces cool whip, and 1 1/4 cup powered sugar. Mix good with mixer and pour onto crust. It has to be spread evenly over the bottom layer.

    3. I use 4 cups milk and 2 small boxes of either instant chocolate pudding, or 2 small boxes of instant lemon pudding....mix well and pour over cream cheese layer. I always cover and let this sit in fridge till close to time to serve. Then I top it with remaining cool whip...it takes about 4 ounces at least to frost it good...

    I take this to family picnics, or anything else...it is always a hit. And husband likes it with butterscotch pudding.

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    1. I have had this before and it is scrumptious! Thanks for sharing this recipe.

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  9. Hi Anne, good morning. I wanted to let you know that I mentioned you on my blog today of my lovely teapot I won. I hope if you get a chance you can stop by at some point to see. Have a nice day and weekend.
    Hugs, Julie xo

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    1. Hi Julie, I'm so glad you are enjoying the teapot!

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  10. My grandson loves banana pudding! I might need to make him some soon!

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  11. This looks delicious, my friend, and it's the perfect dessert to enjoy on a hot summer's night. I must confess that I am not a big banana dessert lover, but I know my husband and son would love this :)

    Thank you so much for sharing with Roses of Inspiration. Hugs to you!

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    1. You might find you like the pudding part without the bananas! It is THAT good. :)

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