A very creamy, delicious dessert ... I have used this recipe for many occasions over the years. Have put candles in it to use as a birthday dessert, and love to use it for spring and summer meals ... a very refreshing, satisfying dessert. It came from a Quick Cooking magazine back in 2001.
Banana Cream Dessert
3 cups graham cracker crumbs (about 48 squares)
1/2 cup butter or margarine, melted
3 1/2 cups cold milk
2 pkgs (3.4 ounces each) instant vanilla pudding mix
5 medium firm bananas, halved lengthwise and cut into 1/2 inch slices
1 can (20 ounces) crushed pineapple, drained
1 carton (20 ounces) frozen whipped topping, thawed (I have used just 12 ounce size sometimes)
1/3 cup chopped pecans, optional
Combine cracker crumbs and butter. Press into an ungreased 13x9 inch dish.
In a mixing bowl, beat milk and pudding mix on low speed for 2 minutes.
Pour over crust; top with bananas and pineapple.
Spread with whipped topping (dish will be full).
Sprinkle with pecans, if desired.
Chill for at least 4 hours before cutting.
Yield: about 15 servings
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