Deep-Dish Layered Southern Banana Pudding

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Deep-Dish Layered Southern Banana Pudding


  • 46 Nilla Wafers, divided
  • 3 tablespoons butter, melted
  • ½ cup chopped Planters Pecans
  • ⅓ cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 2 packages (3.4 ounces each) Jell-O Vanilla Flavor Instant Pudding
  • 2 cups cold milk
  • 1 tub (8 ounces) Cool Whip whipped topping, thawed, divided
  • 4 bananas (1 pound), sliced
  • 1 package (8 ounces) Philadelphia Cream Cheese, softened
  • ¼ cup granulated sugar


  1. Heat oven to 350 degrees. Crush 30 wafers; mix next 4 ingredients. Spread onto bottom of 15-by-10-by-1-inch pan sprayed with cooking spray. Bake 5 minutes; stir. Bake 3 to 5 minutes or until golden brown; cool.

  2. Beat pudding mixes and milk with whisk 2 minutes. (Pudding will be thick.) Stir in 1 cup Cool Whip. Layer ⅓ of the crumb mixture and half each of the bananas and pudding in a 2-quart serving bowl; repeat. Beat cream cheese and granulated sugar in medium bowl with mixer until blended. Gently stir in 1 cup of remaining Cool Whip; spread over top, sealing to edge of bowl. Sprinkle with remaining crumb mixture. Refrigerate 3 hours. Top each serving with remaining Cool Whip and whole wafers just before serving.



Recipe courtesy of

Kraft Foods

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