Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Recipe Corner: Grandmother's Best Most Awesome "Always a Winner" Southern Banana Pudding

I know what you are thinking...
banana pudding
banana pudding.

I am here to tell you...
all banana puddings are 
created equal.

Once you have tried this one.
You will
I repeat,
make it a different 
way again!

Hold on to your socks...
cause here goes!!

Soften one 8oz block of cream cheese in a glass bowl,
in the microwave.

A little at a time, mix in 3 c of milk with a wisk, til smooth.

Those are air bubble, not lumps.

Wisk in one large box of instant vanilla pudding.

After the pudding has set (about 5 minutes later),
fold in one small container of whipped topping.

In a 9x13 dish,
layer nilla wafers - flat side UP!

Next, COVER completely, with banana slices!

Spread one half of pudding mixture over bananas.

Add another layer of nilla wafers, flat side up, pressing them lightly into the 
pudding layer.

And another layer of banana slices.

The spread on the remaining pudding mixture.
(Look at the layers from the side!!!)
Purdy, ain't it?

Finally sprinkle with a few of the wafer crumbs.

I like mine a little soft, 
so I like to let it sit overnight.
And can probably eat the entire pan myself!
(over a day or two)
My husband likes his cookies on the crunchier side,
so he prefers to eat it immediately.
(But he never gets to because these are usually made
for some sort of function
and he is not allowed to dig into it early!)

Southern Banana Pudding

1 8oz bar cream cheese
3 c milk
1 large box instant vanilla pudding
1 8oz container of whipped topping
2 boxes of vanilla wafers
6(ish) bananas

1) Soften cream cheese in a large glass bowl, in the microwave.
2) Wisk until smooth.
3) Slowly wisk in the milk until completely incorporated.
4) Wisk in pudding, set aside.
5) Layer vanilla wafers, flat side up on the bottom of a 9x13" pan.
6) Slice bananas and completely cover the vanilla wafers.
7) Fold the whipped topping into the pudding mixture 
and layer half of the mixture on top of the banana layer.
8) Repeat steps 5-7
9) Garnish with vanilla wafer crumbs.
10) Cover and refrigerate overnight.
11) ENJOY!!!

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