Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Dessert Time!!!

Nan R Pudd'in!

I have 2 versions, a low fat, low cal version and a fully loaded version. I have not made the fully loaded version in many many years, but I can still remember the recipe. ;-)

Not much to tell really, these are the ingredients that you need. :D

Almost forgot!!! You need 5 nearly dead ripe bananas! How could I have forgotten the bananas!

Mix the pudding according to the instructions and set aside.

Kids love making this dish. I made it as a teen. Really easy.

Slice your bananas and set aside.

Start layering ingredients in either parfait glasses, trifle dish or large dessert bowl.

Continue layering in this order: Vanilla Wafers, Vanilla (French Vanilla if you can find it) Pudding, Sliced Bananas, Lite Cool Whip. I like to do my layers thin and do 2 to 3 layers until I run out of ingredients or bananas.

Kids really like to help with this.

It makes a lovely presentation...

Best when made the day before and the ingredients have had time to meld overnight.

And is Yummy!

To make a version that is fully loaded you will need:
1-Pint Heavy Whipping Cream
*French Vanilla Pudding/Custard
1-Box of Vanilla Wafers
5-Ripe Bananas

Sugar to taste
1/2 teaspoon of vanilla flavoring

*French Vanilla Pudding-You can make a custard from a recipe of your choice or a cooked Jello brand. Prepare and cool in the fridge according to instructions before continuing with the rest of the Banana Pudding preparation.

When you French Vanilla Custard has cooled, whip heavy cream and as peaks begin to form, add sugar to taste and vanilla flavoring and set aside. Slice bananas and set aside. Now you may begin to layer the ingredients in your dish in the same way as the low cal version was done.

Sliced Bananas
Whipped Cream
Continue with layers until the dishes are full or ingredients are gone.

Just like with the low cal version, best when made the day before and the ingredients have had overnight to meld together.

When I take this dish to a party, I always double the recipe. The dish has always been emptied.



carolyn at cranberry crossings: said...

YUMMY! One of my all-time favorite desserts!

Screaming Meme said...

Yummy! One of my favorite desserts! I want to make that tonight! Thanks! I wanted to stop in and let you know I posted another class...If you could spread the word I'd appreciate! Thanks! Meme

Hootin' Anni said...

Just one word...a really long word....


Kitty Scraps said...

I haven't had a banana pudding in atleast a year, I'm so overdue for one *smiles* I actually like to make mine with Animal Crackers, the slight lemony taste really adds something to the overall flavor, or maybe it's just me *smiles*

Kelli said...

Wonderful pictures and it looks delicious! A classic, fun dessert!

Scooterblu's Whimsy said...

Looks yummy! Love your painted chandelier! It looks great! ~Rhonda :)