And the winner is…………… Banana Blueberry Pudding Dessert! As I have said in the past, I am not really a baker. So, I have to come up with other simple desserts to satisfy the sweet tooth of my family whenever there is a craving for dessert. Although we usually keep chocolate in the house we do not eat dessert every night. Dessert is something I fix on special occasions or when we invite guests over for dinner.
Since starting the recipe blog I have spent a little more time trying to come up with desserts that are not too heavy or fattening. I like bananas but they tend to get ripe too quickly for me and then I don’t know what to do with them. Recently, I was wondering what I could do with a bunch of bananas I had laying around. Years ago I tried making banana pudding but it did not come out the way I wanted. I gave up after that.
Fast forward to 2014. With ripe bananas calling out for me to give it one more try, I decided to make a new version of banana pudding. Instead of using vanilla wafers I found it easier to buy a Nilla pie crust and add blueberries to the dessert. The combination of bananas, blueberries and vanilla pudding is wonderful! My son, who is my number one food tester, (hubby is #2) thought this was a nice dessert.
I love it when my fiercest critics tell me a recipe tastes really good. That is when I know I can share it with you……
Banana Blueberry Pudding Dessert
1 box Jello vanilla pudding mix (cook & serve)
2 Nilla pie crusts
1 pint fresh blueberries
5 small ripe bananas sliced
1- 9 inch pie plate or casserole dish
Prepare pudding according to package.
Spray pie plate with cooking spray. Crumble pie crusts in a large bowl then press all but ½ cup of the crumbs into the bottom of the pie plate. Place a layer of bananas over the crust. Sprinkle with blueberries. Pour cooled pudding over blueberries. Layer the remaining bananas over the pudding and sprinkle with remaining crumbled pie crust. Cover with saran wrap and refrigerate for at least 6 hours or overnight.