Guest Post: Mama Loves Cooking - Vanana Pudding Pie



A classic favorite among families in America is Banana Pudding. Simple, fast, and super yummy, you love the taste of the pudding, bananas, and the best part, the Nila wafers. How about changing up a bit and making a pudding pie with a Nila crust?

Be sure to prepare 4 hours ahead of serving. You chill it for 4 hours to secure the pudding's filling.

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1 box of vanilla flavored pudding
1 box of banana cream pudding
2 1/2 cups of cold milk
1 cup of whipped topping
1 Nila wafer pie crust (Keep that plastic lid too!)
1 egg white
2 large bananas, peeled and sliced

Toppings you might enjoy: sliced bananas, whipped topping or Reddi Whip, shaved coconut, chopped walnuts or pecans, chocolate shavings.

1. Preheat oven at 375°.

2. Brush crust with egg white thoroughly. Make sure the edges get brushed with egg white as well.

TIP: Turn the pie crust in the light to see if you have missed any spots on the pie crust. You can see the egg "glistening" on the crust. The egg will harden the crust a bit and keep the crust together better.

3. Bake crust for 5 minutes. You will notice the crust has turned a little brown. That is perfectly normal and it's okay! Allow it to cool for 15 to 20 minutes.

4. Take 2 1/2 cups of milk and pour into a bowl.

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5. Add vanilla and banana packets of pudding. Whisk together.

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6. Stir in 1 cup of whipped topping to the pudding mixture.

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7. Put the mixture in the fridge for about 5 minutes.

8. Peel the bananas and slice into and 1/8 thick slices. Discard the round ends.

9. Arrange some of the banana slices in a circle on the crust.

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10. Take the pudding mixture and spread an even, thin layer on top of the bananas. Make sure you can't see any of the bananas. (I apologize for the fuzzy photo.)

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11. Arrange more banana slices in a circle on top of pudding mix in the crust.

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12. Add more pudding mix on top of those bananas. The pie is now complete!
(Again, sorry for the fuzzy photo.)

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TIP: You can use all of the pudding mixture, but I had some left over and some banana slices. So! I made a pudding cup and ate it. Yummy!!!

13. Lift the edges of the pie pan careful around the entire pie.

14. Place the plastic lid so that it fits perfectly in place over the pie.

15. Press the aluminum edging back over the lid, securing the lid in place. Wrap in plastic wrap or place a plastic Ziploc bag.

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16. Chill for 4 hours. Serve with your favorite toppings!

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ENJOY!
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