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mom's banana split dessert

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Recipe by
Debbie Sue
Southwest, FL

This was a treat my mom would always make for the 4th of July! It was one of her favorite summer time desserts! I will be keeping up this holiday tradition! I hope you give it a try! It's sooo goood!!!

(1 rating)
yield serving(s)
method Refrigerate/Freeze

Ingredients For mom's banana split dessert

  • 2 c
    graham cracker crumbs
  • 1/2 c
    melted butter
  • 2 c
    powdered sugar
  • 1/2 c
    softened butter
  • 1
  • 1 tsp
  • 4
    bananas, sliced
  • 2
    (10 ounce) frozen strawberries, or you can use fresh (sliced)
  • 20 ounce can
    crushed pineapple, drained
  • 2 c
    whipped cream, (or cool whip if you prefer)
  • maraschino cherries
  • chopped nuts

How To Make mom's banana split dessert

  • 1
    Prepare the graham cracker crust, by pouring melted butter over cracker crumbs. Mix and press into a 9 x 13 glass dish. Chill while preparing filling.
  • 2
    Prepare filling. Beat together powdered sugar, butter, egg and vanilla, until light and fluffy. Beating for about 5 minutes.
  • 3
    Spread filling over cracker crumb crust.
  • 4
    Now layer the banana slices over the powdered sugar mixture. Next layer the strawberries on top of the bananas. Then the drained pineapple, on top of the strawberries.
  • 5
    Top with whipping cream, and garnish maraschino cherries and chopped nuts.
  • 6
    Refrigerate for 6 hours before serving. Enjoy!