Sunday, November 06, 2005

This will kill ya'

My southern soul mama is on tv now, so I decided to share this recipe.

I made this recipe for a dinner party. I think we started crying as we ate it....soooo good! And wow, it was easy.

Not Yo' Mama's Banana Pudding
Recipe by Paula Deen

Prep Time: 30 minutes Yield: 12 servings

2 bags Pepperidge Farm Chessmen cookies
6 to 8 bananas, sliced
2 cups milk
1 (5-ounce) box instant French vanilla pudding
1 (8-ounce) package cream cheese, softened
1 (14-ounce) can sweetened condensed milk
1 (12-ounce) container frozen whipped topping thawed, or equal amount sweetened whipped cream

Line the bottom of a 13 by 9 by 2-inch dish with 1 bag of cookies and layer bananas on top.

In a bowl, combine the milk and pudding mix and blend well using a handheld electric mixer. Using another bowl, combine the cream cheese and condensed milk together and mix until smooth. Fold the whipped topping into the cream cheese mixture. Add the cream cheese mixture to the pudding mixture and stir until well blended. Pour the mixture over the cookies and bananas and cover with the remaining cookies. Refrigerate until ready to serve.

I think I've made this three or four times now. The first time, exactly as it was written. Amazing. Using the Chessman Cookies really is great for display and they have a great taste. The second time I made it, I split the recipe in two, 1/2 in one small square foil pan and the other 1/2 in another. One for home, one for the party. Another time I made it, I used low-fat cream cheese and there is a no or low fat sweetened condensed milk you can get. So a little better for you and I couldn't taste the differences. Really yum! Yum! Yum! Yum. Paula I love you! As for the serving suggestions. That's about right, but I've seen it stretch to feed more and I've seen it devoured by less!


Lady Brandenburg said...

YUMMMM. Smack my ass and call me Mama. Love this when ScottE makes it. I have been one of the guests who has helped devoured this. Now I am craving it...!!!!!!!

DC Food Blog said...

I think I went into sugar shock just reading the recipe.

Dancer in DC said...

It is VERY sweet, but so very good. I love it, but can't eat more than one helping at a time.

DC Food Blog said...

In a way it's diet food since the portion control is built in.

Stef said...

This sounds fantastic. If it's anywhere near as good your sweet Southern mama's Krispy Kreme bread pudding, I could understand why you'd weep! Among other physical reactions.... ;-)

The Kara said...

Really truly a phenom - I'm in charge of desserts for Thanksgiving and might have to add this into the mix!

The Kara said...

I did this for Thanksgiving with a few modifications for the members of my family who have a sensitivo consistitution. I did fat free/sugar free pudding, skim milk, can of evaporated skim milk instead of condensed milk and added in 2 TBS of non-fat condensed milk to maintain the flavor. It came out really well and was heartily enjoyed by all. When I do it again, I'll probably add in more skim milk - the pudding consistency was more custard-y and I would have preferred it a little less heavy. Also would make it the night prior so all the flavors have more of a chance to gel and 'get to know each other' under relaxed circumstances - lol. Otherwise, it was terrific and very well received!