Sunday, September 16, 2012

Classic Dessert Recipe #1: Banana Pudding

We had a young farmer event a few weeks ago, and I was in charge of dessert. I was still (still am) in the not-much-sleep-at-night newborn stage, so I decided to keep it simple. I made two classic desserts that never disappoint – banana pudding and chocolate delight. These are recipes every cook needs in her stash!

I made my Mimi’s no-cook banana pudding. I pulled the recipe out of my book and had to decipher what I had written probably 10 years ago. My Mimi doesn’t go to much by recipes, so she doesn’t give them out that well either. Thank goodness growing up I got to spend many Sundays getting lessons from her!

classic desserts banana pudding chocolate delight (10)This is what I had to go on! The rest was from memory.

Banana Pudding

1 large instant vanilla pudding

1 can sweetened condensed milk

1 1/2 cups milk

16oz whipped topping, thawed

Bananas, sliced

1 box Nilla wafers (I buy Nabisco brand.)

classic desserts banana pudding chocolate delight (11)I made two puddings, so I doubled the recipe. I use store brand ingredients EXCEPT for the Nilla wafers.

Whisk together first three ingredients.

classic desserts banana pudding chocolate delight (12)classic desserts banana pudding chocolate delight (15)The best thing about cooking with sweetened condensed milk?

classic desserts banana pudding chocolate delight (16)Eating it off of the lid!

Fold in whipped topping until smooth.

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In a deep 8x8 or larger dish, begin layering with Nilla wafers on the bottom. Layer bananas on top of the Nilla wafers and spread a portion of the pudding mixture on top.

classic desserts banana pudding chocolate delight (22)Why do I use the big square plastic dish? Because my Mimi does!

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Repeat for four layers, ending with pudding mixture. Refrigerate several hours or overnight.

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2 comments:

Candi James said...

That looks delicious!

Katie said...

Thanks for sharing Ashlee! I have made this twice and it was a hit both times!