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Banana Pudding Dessert

Banana Pudding Dessert is a decadent dessert with layers of cream cheese, banana slices, vanilla pudding with whipped cream, and an optional peanut butter topping, all on top of a vanilla wafer crust.
Prep Time20 mins
Chill2 hrs 30 mins
Total Time2 hrs 50 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Banana Pudding, Banana Pudding Dessert
Servings: 12
Calories: 474kcal
Author: Amanda Rettke--iambaker.net

Ingredients

Pudding Layer

  • ¾ cup (150g) granulated sugar
  • 3 tablespoons cornstarch
  • ¼ teaspoon Kosher salt
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 large egg yolk
  • 2 cups (490g) whole milk
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter, cubed and chilled
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract

Cookie Crust

  • cups vanilla wafers, finely crushed
  • 4 tablespoons butter, melted

Cream Cheese Layer

  • 1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, room temperature
  • 1 cup (125g) confectioners' sugar
  • 1 cup (60g) whipped cream (cool whip)

Banana Layer

  • 2 large bananas, sliced and layered between cream cheese and pudding layer

Toppings

  • 2 cups (120g) whipped topping, (or cool whip)
  • ¼ cup vanilla wafers, crushed
  • ¼ cup creamy peanut butter, melted (optional)

Instructions

Vanilla Pudding Layer

  • In a large bowl, combine the sugar, cornstarch, and salt.
  • Add the eggs and egg yolk and whisk to combine.
  • Add the milk and whisk until well combined (about 30 seconds).
  • Pour the mixture into a saucepan and cook over medium-low heat, stirring constantly until thickened (approximately 5-10 minutes).
  • Remove from the heat and whisk in the butter, one cube at a time.
  • Whisk in the vanilla extract.
  • Cover with plastic wrap and chill until completely cool (about 30 minutes).

Cookie Crust

  • While the pudding is chilling, make the crust. In a medium bowl, combine crushed vanilla wafers and melted butter. Stir together until well blended, making sure to coat each crumb.
  • Pour crust into a 9x9 inch pan and press firmly to the base and slightly up the sides of the pan. Set in the refrigerator to chill.

Cream Cheese Layer

  • In a medium bowl, combine cream cheese, confectioners' sugar, and 1 cup of the whipped topping.

Assembly (once cooled)

  • Carefully pour the cream cheese mixture into the prepared crust. Spread evenly over crust.
  • Top with sliced bananas.
  • Pour the cooled pudding over the bananas. Set in the refrigerator (covered with plastic wrap) for another 1-2 hours.
  • When you are ready to serve, top with remaining cool whip, crushed cookies, and peanut butter glaze.

Nutrition

Calories: 474kcal