Thursday, August 09, 2007

Summer dessert

I found this dessert in my Kraft food and family magazine that I get in the mail. You can get this magazine for free. Just go to Kraft's website. I love their recipes. They are usually very easy to make and not expensive. What i love about this recipe is that you don't have to heat up the kitchen with the oven since it has been soooooo humid and hot lately.
Banana Split Cake
1 1/2 cups of Graham Cracker Crumbs
1 1/4 cups sugar,divided
1/2 cup stick butter,melted
2 pkg(8oz) Cream Cheese,softened
1 can(20 oz) crushed pineapple, drained
6 medium bananas, divided
2 cups cold milk
2 pkg.(4serving size each) Jell-O vanilla flavored pudding-instant
2cups thawed Cool Whip topping divided
1 cup chopped pecans or whatever kind of nut you like

Mix crumbs, 1/4cup of sugar and butter, press onto bottom of foil-lined 9x13 pan. Freeze 10 min.
Beat cream cheese and remaining 1 cup sugar in bowl with electric mixer until well blended. Carefully spread cream cheese mixture over crust, top with pineapple. Slice 4 of the bananas, arrange over pineapple.
Pour milk into large bowl Add dry pudding mixed.
Beat with wire whisk 2 min. or until well blended. Stir in 1 cup whipped topping, spread over banana layer in pan.Top with remaining whipped topping,sprinkle with nuts. Refrigerate 5 hours,just before serving slice remaining 2 bananas, arrange over dessert.
Makes 24 servings.
We made this last night and everyone likes it. It is a nice dessert for a hot summer day. Not so great on the calorie end probably but it was yummy:)


It's a FLIP-FLOP World said...

Sounds great!! I am off to Atlanta this afternoon with SCC...I am the leader can you believe it!! We are going to Women of Faith. i will not be back until Saturday sometime. My Thankful Thursday is up!! Hope you are not too HOT. it was 108 here with a heat index of 125!! Your dad was just a mess when he came home yesterday..not a dry spot on him. WHEW!! love mom said...

This sounds soooooo good!! I want Kelly to try this out!! Yum!!

Good Heavens!!
It sounds terrible down in GA!It is hot here in Missouri too, but not quite that HOT!!

Jennifer said...

Oooooohhh Julie...that sounds delicious!! I'll have to make that soon....maybe this weekend, as I have a meeting to go to!!
Love you! :)