Jan 112013

Years ago I found an awesome Banana Pudding recipe that was the best that any of us had ever tasted. Everyone we gave some to said it was the best. But, in the 3 moves we’ve made since then I’ve lost the recipe. I’ve looked for it everywhere, even online, but haven’t found it again. The other day my son wanted me to make some with store bought pudding that you have to cook. We all liked it, but not as much as my long lost pudding. My husband asked if I had any instant pudding so that we could compare the two and see which one was better.  I said “yea, I have 2 boxes of vanilla pudding, I’ll go make it”. So I go get all the ingredients and discover that my vanilla pudding isn’t vanilla, it’s cheesecake. Yep! I decided to make it anyway, you never know, it could be really good. So I made some. I’m sure there’s lots of people out there that have made BP with cheesecake pudding before, I’ve just never seen it before.

2 boxes Jell-O Cheesecake instant pudding
1 1/2 boxes Nabisco Nilla Wafers (I had 1/2 box left from the other pudding, but forgot to put it in the photo)
Bananas (I usually don’t let them get this brown, but they were still ok)
4 cups milk

Place some of the wafers to cover a cake pan

Mix the pudding and milk together with a whisk for 2 minutes

Pour a layer of pudding over wafers

Sorry, forgot to take a photo of the layer of bananas

Keep layering until out of pudding

Top with remaining wafers, some whole, some crumbled

So what did we think? It was sooo good. The only thing I’ll change next time is to use less bananas. I think I used 4 large, next time I’ll use 3, or maybe 4 medium.

Weekend Cooking

 Posted by at 11:37 PM

  16 Responses to “Banana Pudding? Not quite!”

  1. I’m not a pudding person but I’m glad y’all enjoyed it!

  2. Oh if you ever find your original recipe, do post it. I love banana pudding but just don’t have a good recipe. I had a recipe for Oatmeal muffins, it was from the side of the bag of Quaker oatmeal, perfect very little fat, very little sugar, perfect for breakfast, and I’ve lost it too. Can’t seem to find it anywhere either, maddening. So glad you enjoyed your pudding cheesecake.

  3. Creative way to get something you were craving! Looks great!

  4. That looks kind of like a banana trifle. Yum! I don’t bake with bananas until they are far more brown than those … they get really sweet and mushy when they’re very brown (not so nice to eat, though).

  5. I must confess I am not a bananna flavor person-I like bananas and banana loaf but that is it.

  6. Looks like a fun recipe with all those cookies in rows. I wouldn’t have thought of it before, but banana and cheesecake sound like a good match.

  7. I love puddings in general — what a great idea. Never tried the Jello Cheesecake Pudding mix before. Wonder what it would taste like in a banana cream pie? 🙂

  8. Fun post. have a great week.

  9. That looks like a perfect “comfort” dessert, great thing to take to a pot luck….

    I will have to try it!

  10. I haven’t had that kind of banana pudding in ages. It does look good and such a great comfort food. I bet it was great with the cheesecake pudding.

  11. I love this kind of banana pudding with the vanilla wafers. I haven’t made it in ages. Now I have this big craving. I haven’t tried cheesecake pudding but that actually sounds good, It’ going on my grocery list.

  12. I need to see if I can find some of that cheesecake pudding. I don’t think I’ve ever had banana pudding, though, believe it or not!

  13. Mmmm…banana pudding.

  14. This sounds and looks delicious. Cheesecake pudding, yummy! I have never heard of that. Not sure I could get that over here.

  15. My husband likes this..I am not a huge fan though, BUT…it does look yummy!

  16. My roommate makes a pudding like this, but with graham crackers instead of Nilla Wafers. Love the use of ‘cheesecake’ Jell-o – I’ll have to try it! Thanks for sharing.

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