La Vonne's Banana Split Pudding Cake

La Vonne Vincent

By
@LaVonneJackson

It is are deliciously rich layered pudding type desert and because of the crust I would call it a pie but most people refer to it as a dessert pudding. My my family and friends love it for any summer cook out and we are having it for Xmas. It is so rich if you have it more often than 4 times a year you will be gaining some weight.


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Serves:

10-14

Prep:

30 Min

Ingredients

THE CRUST

1 stick
butter (melted)
2 c
graham crackers, crushed
2 Tbsp
pineapple juice (from the canned pineapples)
2 Tbsp
cherry juice (from the jarred cherries)

PUDDING FILLING

1 large
eggs
1 stick
butter (melted)
1 c
heavy whipping cream
1/2 tsp
pure vanilla extract
1 medium
ripe bananas
16 oz
confectioners sugar
1/4 medium
lemon (squeezed for the juice)
1 tsp
maraschino cherry juice (from the jarred cherries)
1 tsp
pineapple juice in natural juices (reserve from the canned pineapple all the juices)

TOPPING FOR CAKE

20 oz
can crushed pineapples (juice drained off and set aside)
1 jar(s)
maraschino cherries: cut in half (juice reserved and set aside
1/4 c
pecans (chopped in small pieces)
1/4 c
walnuts (chopped in small pieces)
3 medium
ripe bananas (cut into small coin slices)
16 oz
cool whip

Directions Step-By-Step

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THE CRUST:
1. Combine butter, pineapple juice & cherry juice well
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2. Add the graham cracker crumbs and mix well
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3. Grease a 9x14 pan with butter
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4. Press the crumb crust into a butter greased pan and set aside
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PUDDING FILLING
1. Mix on high the eggs, melted butter, heavy whipping cream, vanilla extract and confectioners sugar until a smooth lump free consistency is achieved
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2. Add cut up banana and blend until smooth lump free consistency is achieved
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3. Add juice from the jarred cherries, pineapple juices and 1/4 lemon to prevent the bananas from discoloring and blend until smooth.
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4. Pour creamy sauce into the graham cracker crust
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TOPPING
1. Top creamy sauce with 3/4 of banana coins, cherry pieces and crushed pineapples (reserving the remaining 1/4 of the fruit for the top of the whipped topping)
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2. Top the fruit topped cream sauce with cool whip
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3. Use juice of pineapples, and lemons on remaining 1/4 of the banana coins and coat well to prevent bananas from turning brown then place on top of the cool whip
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4. Place cherry pieces and crushed pineapples on top of the cool whip
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5. Sprinkle the dish with the nut pieces
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6. Chill for 2-4 hours and is ready to serve.
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7. Cut and enjoy the creamy, rich smoothness of this dessert.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Cakes, Pies, Puddings