Saturday, October 31, 2009

The Best Banana Pudding Ever

This time of year, it seems that I post nothing but appetizers and desserts. But that's the majority of what I'm cooking (or just enjoying thanks to the hard work of others) this time of year. From Halloween to the New Year, it's Party Central. And, except for a dinner party or two, it's mostly nibbles and sweets for the two buffet tables.

But don't wait for a party to make this creamy, sinful banana pudding. It's a great annual tradition around these parts. A friend makes it to bring to our Halloween party and makes way too much (or even one just for me) so that there's plenty leftover for my later guilty pleasure.

The Best Banana Pudding Ever
Serves 8-10 generously.

1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese, softened
1 can sweetened condensed milk
1 large (5 ounce) box vanilla pudding
3 cups milk
1 large tub frozen whipped topping, thawed
1 box vanilla wafers
6-8 bananas, sliced

Mix the cream cheese and sweetened condensed milk until smooth. Add the pudding mix and milk and mix well. Mix in the whipped topping.

In a the bottom of 9 x 12 baking dish, place a layer of vanilla wafers and then a layer of bananas. Top with half of the pudding mixture. Repeat layers, ending with pudding. Garnish with vanilla wafers and dollops of whipped topping if desired.


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