Creamy Layered Banana-Blueberry Dessert

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READY IN: 5hrs
SERVES: 12
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
  • 2
    cups full-fat milk milk
  • 2
    cups half-and-half cream (or use 3 cups milk and 1 cup half and half)
  • 4
    egg yolks
  • 1 12
    cups sugar
  • 13
    cup flour
  • 1 -2
    teaspoon banana extract (or use 1 tablespoon vanilla)
  • 1
    (12 ounce) box vanilla wafers (do not crush!)
  • 4
    large ripe bananas, sliced
  • 3
    cups frozen blueberries (divided into 1-1/2 cups)
  • 2
    cups whipping cream, unwhipped
  • 13
    cup powdered sugar (or use Cool Whip frozen topping, thawed omitting the powdered sugar)
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DIRECTIONS

  • Prepare a 13 x 9-inch glass baking dish.
  • In a microwave-safe bowl whisk milk with egg yolks, 1-1/2 cups sugar, and flour, microwave until thickened, removing and whisking a couple of times during cooking.
  • Stir in butter and banana extract or vanilla until combined; let cool for 10 minutes (this can also be cooked on top of stove in a heavy-bottomed saucepan).
  • Meanwhile arrange HALF of the wafer cookies evenly into the bopttom of the baking dish, then top with HALF of the banana slices and then HALF of the blueberries.
  • Spoon HALF of the cooked pudding mixture over the berries.
  • Repeat layers.
  • Cover and refrigerate for 4 hours.
  • In a bowl beat the 2 cups whipping cream until just slightly thickened, then add in powdered sugar and beat until soft peaks form.
  • Spread over the chilled pudding.
  • chill until ready to serve or serve immediately.
  • Delicious!
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