Thursday, March 1, 2012

No-Bake Banana Cream Pie

I first heard of Banana Cream Pie when I was a kid watching Gilligan's Island re-runs after school. I love this no bake version because the hardest part of the entire process is waiting for the pie to set up so we could dig in. 

  • 7-10 Graham Crackers (processed until crumb and added to 1/4 cup of melted butter or a prepared store-bought graham cracker pie crust
  • 8oz brick of plain cream cheese at room temperature
  • 1 box of vanilla jello pudding
  • 1 1/2 cups of milk
  • 4-5 bananas sliced 
  •  1 tub of cool whip topping

Directions For the Crust:
Crumble graham crackers and added 1/4 cup of butter to make it into a wet sand like consistency.  Then gently press it into a pie pan to make the shape of the crust.  Bake at 350 degrees for 5 minutes.  Allow to cool.

Directions For the Cream Filling:
Use an electric hand mixer to beat the cream cheese until creamy. Then add vanilla instant pudding and milk.  Once well blended fold in 1/4 of the tub of cool whip topping. 

Place a layer of sliced bananas on the pie crust.

Then put half the cream filling in a layer and top with another layer of sliced bananas.  Finish off with the remaining cream filling and top that with the remaining cool whip topping.

Refrigerate for 4-6 hours or overnight before serving.  Garnish with sliced of thick bananas (optional). Note:  If you decided to garnish with bananas on top do it just before serving so the bananas don't brown.   Enjoy.



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