Baking is such a huge part of the holidays for our family. I really love baking and there is just something about Thanksgiving and Christmas that makes me want to bake around the clock. So, when I asked my husband what one of his favorite holiday desserts was and he answered with Banana Pudding I was shocked. While this recipe doesn’t involve baking, it is definitely one we like to make for family gatherings. Everyone really enjoys it. Thanksgiving is a big one for this particular recipe and I like to serve it in a trifle dish. You could easily create this in a casserole dish and line the wafers down the side.
First you will need to beat one 8 oz package of cream cheese until it is smooth. Next beat in 1 can of sweetened condensed milk, 1 package of instant vanilla pudding, 3 cups of cold milk, and 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract. Once they are mixed well you will fold in half of an 8 oz container of whipping cream.
Line your trifle dish with vanilla wafers. You may need to break them to make them cover entirely. Place banana slices evenly over the wafers. Next pour the pudding mixture over the bananas and repeat this process until you have your trifle dish full. Top this with remaining whip cream and crush up about 4 vanilla wafers to sprinkle over top. Chill for a few hours so that it is good and cold before serving!
Food Lion Holiday Bake Off (Win $500 Food Lion Gift Card)
If you are all into Holiday Baking like me then you should take a second to enter the Food Lion Holiday Bake Off on Facebook! You can enter the contest by sharing a recipe in any of the four categories: appetizer, entre, side dish, or dessert. 12 grand prize winners will receive a $500 Food Lion gift card! What a blessing for the Christmas cooking that is coming up. You could even use the gift card to help make someone’s Christmas a little brighter. I’m sure we all know a family who could use groceries. The contest ends 11/28 so hurry!
So, what are some of your favorite things to bake for the holidays?
I wrote this review while participating in a blog tour for Mom Central Consulting on behalf of Food Lion. I received a promotional item to facilitate my shopping experience and review.