Prep 15 mins
Cook 5 hrs
From the summer edition of Whats Cooking by Kraft. A no-bake recipe with a beautiful presentation. Cook time is chill time.
- 1 1⁄2 cups graham cracker crumbs
- 1⁄3 cup margarine, melted
- 2 (250 g) packages cream cheese, softened
- 1 cup sugar
- 1 (14 ounce) can crushed pineapple, drained
- 6 bananas, divided
- 2 cups milk
- 2 (113 g) packages instant vanilla pudding
- 2 cups Cool Whip, thawed and divided
- 1 cup pecans, chopped
- Mix crumbs and margarine and press onto bottom of a 13x9 pan. Freeze 10 minute.
- Beat cream cheese and sugar until well blended. Spread carefully over crust. Top with pineapple. Slice 4 bananas over the pineapple.
- Pour milk into a large bowl. Add pudding mixes and beat with wire whisk for 2 minute Gently stir in 1 cup cool whip and spread over banana layer in the pan.
- Top with remaining cool whip. Refrigerate at least 5 hours.
- Slice remaining bananas just before serving and arrange over dessert. Sprinkle with pecans. Store leftovers in fridge.
Great dessert. I cut the recipe in half and made it in a 8 x 8 pan. I used ff cheese, pudding and cool whip and you couldn't tell the difference. I didn't have pecans so I used sliced almonds. The crust didn't stay together very well. The next time I'll try baking it.
Delicious dessert, a keeper. I made this a week or so ago from the magazine and was going to post it - glad you did it first. I, too, cut the recipe in half and used an 8x8 pan. Otherwise I made it exactly as you describe. Oops I didn't add the bananas on the top but was quite generous with them in the layer. I dare not make this again too soon because it is "too good" - I usually don't eat desserts but I couldn't leave this alone. Thanks for posting.
I made this recipe yesterday from Kraft Whats Cooking magazine. I did reduce the recipe to half and placed in a brownie 7 x 11 inch pan. I also used White Chocolate Pudding instead of vanilla, and also vanilla wafers as that is what I had on hand. I also dipped the banana slices into the pineapple juice first so they wouldn't discolour. Also added 2 tbsp. of the cool whip to the cream cheese as to lighten it up a bit for easier spreading over the crumb bottom. Didn't really change the recipe any in amounts just procedure. Family favourite now, no complaints on the recipe at all.