Saturday, September 11, 2010

Banana Creamy Dreamy Pudding


I feel like ever since I blogged  my "21 Weeks and Counting" post I have continued on with the theme of bananas - of course it didn't help that the day after I made that post a friend of mine dropped off three gorgeous BIG bunches of bananas for me to bake with and for the rest of The Fam to eat for snacks.

First thing I did was give my beloved Mommy a bunch (she LOVES bananas) and then I got down to business and started looking up new and exciting banana recipes.  I discovered two great recipes....
Not Yo'Mama's Banana Pudding - which I re-named,  Banana Creamy Dreamy Pudding - and Banana Cupcakes with PB Frosting (I will be sharing this recipe soon!).

I found my Banana Creamy Dreamy Pudding recipe from Mommy's Kitchen - her blog always makes me so happy to visit! And guess what!?! - Tina, from Mommy's Kitchen has a whole section of recipes that she has made from Paula Deen!!!! - no wonder I love her blog so much! ;-)  That being said this recipe originally comes from my Queen, Paula Deen but was offered to me on Mommy's Kitchen.

AND this recipe is super easy to make!  Great recipe to involve kiddos in to make and assemble.

Here we go....


Banana Creamy Dreamy Pudding

Ingredients:


2 bags Pepperidge Farm Chessman cookies (Lorna Doon cookies would be great too)

3-4 Bananas, thickly sliced

2 cups Milk

1 (1.5 oz) box Vanilla Pudding (instant)

1 (8 oz) package Cream Cheese

1 (14 oz) can Sweetened Condensed Milk

1 (12 oz) container Whipped Topping, thawed (or equal amounts of whipped sweetened whip cream)

Directions:

1. Line a 9x13 dish with 1 bag of cookies.....



....and then layer with sliced bananas....


2. In a bowl combine milk and pudding.  Beat well until thick, scraping down bowl at least once to make sure all of the pudding mix is completely incorporated.  Place in another bowl and set aside.

3.  In the same bowl that you made the pudding, combine cream cheese and sweetened condensed milk.....


 

.....Beat until smooth.  Scrap down bowl occasionally.

4. Once cream cheese and sweetened condensed milk is nice and smooth, fold in whipped topping/cream...



...and then add in pudding....



....combine as much as you wish.  I mixed mine until about all of the yummy ingredients were about 90% incorporated.  I like a little variation in my pudding mixture for this dessert.

5. Pour this lovely creaminess over the layers of cookies and bananas....



....gently smooth over bananas...


....and then layer the 2nd bag of cookies over the pudding/creamy yumminess...



Look at this lovely yumminess!!!....



Refrigerate until ready to serve. 


Happy Banana Creamy Dreamy Pudding Making!

11 comments:

  1. This looks sinfully delicious and if it's one of Paula's it is :-). Your tutorial was perfect. I hope you are having a great day. Blessings...Mary

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  2. Isn't this the best banana pudding!?! I found an adaptation of Paula's recipe(basically the same recipe) in a newspaper years ago and it has been a favorite since! Yours looks DELICIOUSLY creamy and dreamy!

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  3. Ummmm...wow! This looks delicious and SO easy!! Thanks for sharing!

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  4. Oh my, looks so creamy and bananalicious!

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  5. Looks so rich and delicious! Never tried bananas this way before! Thank you for visiting me! Potluck Sundays sure is a great way to know more blogger friends. Following you. Will be back again! Have a nice week!

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  6. Yum, this pudding looks wonderful!!

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  7. This is the banana pudding recipe I use too! It's definitely the best!

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  8. YUM! It includes all my favorite ingredients. Looks and sounds delicious!!

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  9. This is one of my favorite PD recipes ever! My grandpa loves it and requests it everytime he comes to visit.

    Here's a trick for you: Sandwich the bananas in between the pudding (Layer half the pudding, then the bananas, then the remaining pudding) so they don't turn brown.

    Can't wait to see your cupcake recipe!

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  10. Avril, we are right there! I made this over the summer while vacationing at my parent's cabin. I made this for my dad who loves the nilla waffer version of banana pudding. He loved it as did my whole crew. Yours looks wonderful!
    ~ingrid

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  11. Hi Avril,
    Do you know how to make a topping cream to make decoration for cakes?

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