Christmas Romances
Banana cream dessert

I started making this for Thanksgiving gatherings many years ago. Then, Christmas, too. I didn't know how much the family loved it until one Thanksgiving when I brought homemade pecan and pumpkin pies instead. Mistake! My thirty-year-old nephew voiced his disappointment and then everyone else followed suit. Now, I know better. This is the anticipated dessert for both Thanksgiving and Christmas. As the family has grown, one 9 x 13 pan is not enough!

Chill for at least four hours. I prefer to make it the night before.

Banana Cream Dessert

  • Serves: 12
  • Cooking Time: 1 hour + 4+ hours to chill

Crust Ingredients:

  • 10 Tablespoons melted butter
  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts
  • 1 ¼ cups flour

To Make the Crust:

  • 1Preheat oven to 325’ F.
  • 2Mix the crust ingredients in the glass 9 x 13 glass pan. Press the buttery-ball mixture with a sheet of waxed paper (otherwise, it’s sticky) until the bottom of pan is covered.
  • 3Bake in preheated oven for 20 minutes or until very lightly browned. Cool completely.

Filling Ingredients:

  • 1 - 8-ounce package cream cheese, softened to room temperature
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 8 to 9-ounce container Cool Whip
  • 3 cups milk
  • 2 x 4-serving-size packages vanilla instant pudding
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • Bananas, sliced

To Make the Filling:

  • 1Beat together cream cheese and powdered sugar and fold in Cool Whip until thoroughly mixed.
  • 2Mix the crust ingredients in the glass 9 x 13 glass pan. Press the buttery-ball mixture with a sheet of waxed paper (otherwise, it’s sticky) until the bottom of pan is covered. Spread over cooled crust.
  • 3Beat pudding mix, milk and vanilla until thickened. Pour over Cool Whip layer.
  • 4Chill in the fridge for at least four hours or overnight. Serve with Slice bananas over each individual serving.
  • 5Serve with Slice bananas over each individual serving.

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