Banana Cream Pie (The Easy Version)
Hello everyone! I hope that you have all had an amazing Memorial Day weekend. The weather didn’t really cooperate with us this past weekend so we definitely had a lackluster kick-off to the summer season. With the rain and wind, we didn’t venture out much. We basically stayed home the whole weekend and spent some quality time together. I did A LOT of cooking, some crocheting, and not so much blogging. When the hubby is home I don’t get too much computer time so I’ve been a bad blogger this weekend.
On Sunday, I found myself wanting Banana Cream Pie…like really craving it. I didn’t want to waste too much time on it so I started looking up recipes and everything seemed so time consuming that I didn’t want to even try them. I got the gist of what the pie is supposed to be like so I decided to make my own fast and easy pie using a few store bought ingredients. If I was patient enough, I would have made everything from scratch but I was not and this is what I came up with. If you’re in a pinch and want a great dessert, give this a try:
- 1 ready made vanilla wafer crust
- 2 ripe bananas, sliced
- 1 package of Instant Vanilla Pudding
- 1 cup of cold milk
- 3/4 cup cold half and half
- 1 cup heavy cream
- 2 tbsp powdered sugar
- 1 tsp vanilla
- In a medium bowl, whisk together the vanilla pudding with the milk and half and half. Set aside.
- Using a hand mixer or stand mixer, whip the heavy cream, powdered sugar, and vanilla together until you have a stiff whipped cream.
- Using half of the bananas, layer into the bottom of the pie crust.
- Pour half of the pudding over the bananas.
- Add one more layer using remaining bananas and finish with other half of the pudding.
- If you want to get fancy, using a piping bag with your favorite tip, pipe the whipped cream around the edge of the pie.
- If you don’t have a piping bag, you can just dollop the whipped cream around.
- Refrigerate at least one hour.
This looks heavenly! I've been craving bananas lately and this looks like a good way to satisfy the craving. Thanks for sharing on Fluster's Creative Muster Party.
You should certainly give it a try Robin. It's easy as pie (pun intended) =)
I am in a season of my life that fast and easy are best. This certainly sounds good. I am so glad I got a chance to stop by from You Like Me hop. Check out my blog, if you like:
Thank you for stopping by Ruth! Any recipe with fast and easy are instantly my favorite! Hope you have a wonderful week!
Love every thing and any thing that has the word "Easy" in the name! Delicious! Thank You so much for linking it to the Fluster Buster party this week! have a beautiful weekend, Lizy party Co-Host
You should definitely try it. It really doesn't disappoint =)
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XOXO, Mandi @ All My Happy Endings
Hi Mandi! Thanks for stopping by! I am already following you on Bloglovin =) Have a wonderful week!
This looks amazing! Since I am TERRIBLE in the kitchen, I'm going to need you to send me one (; haha jk. but seriously.
Haha Ashley I wish I could send you one but I'm sure it would be icky by the time it got there. It's so super easy though. All you need is a keebler crust, a box of jello vanilla pudding, 2 bananas, and a can of ready whip or cool whip. I think you should give it a try =)