Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Magnolia Bakery's Banana Pudding


Magnolia’s Famous Banana Pudding
from More From Magnolia by Allysa Torey

It's so humid and hot I feel like I'm back in the South.  On days like this, I crave cool sweets that take no effort to eat and just slide right down.  This would be perfect with an ice-cold glass of sun tea.

1 (14-ounce) can sweetened condensed milk
1 1/2 cups ice cold water
1 (3.4-ounce) package instant vanilla pudding mix (preferably Jell-O brand)
3 cups heavy cream
1 (12-ounce) box Nabisco Nilla Wafers (no substitutions!)
4 cups sliced ripe bananas

In a small bowl, on the medium speed of an electric mixer, beat together the sweetened condensed milk and water until well combined, about 1 minute. Add the pudding mix and beat well, about 2 minutes more. Cover and refrigerate for 3-4 hours or overnight, before continuing. It is very important to allow the proper amount of time for the pudding mixture to set.

In a large bowl, on the medium speed of an electric mixer, whip the heavy cream until stiff peaks form. Gently fold the pudding mixture into the whipped cream until well blended and no streaks of pudding remain.

To assemble the dessert, select a large, wide bowl (preferably glass) with a 4-5-quart capacity. Arrange one-third of the wafers to cover the bottom of the bowl, overlapping if necessary, then one-third of the bananas and one-third of the pudding. Repeat the layering twice more, garnishing with additional wafers or wafer crumbs on the top layer of the pudding. Cover tightly with plastic wrap and allow to chill in the refrigerator for 4 hours - or up to 8 hours, but no longer! - before serving.

Photo: http://yummyinthetummyblog.blogspot.com/

5 comments:

Liz said...

hi ms marques...

love the new blog layout.

and also love me some "anything bananas". thanks for the recipe, hope to try it soon. will get back to you with my verdict.

loving the losanjelous image below, cute and funny.

have a swell day.

^-^

suzannemarques said...

thank you liz! would love to know how yours turns out! click on losanjealous! it's a cool blog ;)

Paige said...

That was the best banana pudding ever!!!!! I think I might make some :]

Love you!

-Paige Marks :]

suzannemarques said...

let me know how it turns out... and take pics if you get a chance!

Mari said...

I caught myself saying "yummmmmmmmmm.....mmmmmm.....yummmmm.." while reading through the whole recipe...
I will be making this-FOR SURE! Along with the hand- mixed croissants that I have to make for homework, (one assignment I won't dread!) - it's going to be a delicious weekend!!!

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