Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Banana Split Pie


  • 2 cups graham cracker crumbs (i use vanilla wafers like the traditional banana pudding)
  • 1/2 cup butter, melted
  • 1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese
  • 1/4 cup butter, softened
  • 3 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 4 bananas
  • 1 (20 ounce) can crushed pineapple, drained
  • 1 quart strawberries, stemmed and quartered
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar free strawberry glaze
  • 1 (12 ounce) container lite frozen whipped topping, thawed
  • 1 (10 ounce) jar maraschino cherries, drained and quartered
1.     In a medium bowl, mix together the graham cracker crumbs and melted butter. Press into the bottom of a 9x13 inch baking pan. Chill to set.
2.     In a large bowl, mix together the cream cheese, butter and confectioners' sugar until smooth and creamy. Spread over the chilled graham cracker crust. Arrange the sliced bananas over the cream cheese mixture. Then cover with the drained crushed pineapple. Place strawberries cut side down over the pineapple layer, then coat with the strawberry glaze. Spread the whipped topping over the strawberry layer, decorate with maraschino cherries and sprinkle with chopped nuts .  ( I decorate with vanilla wafers, strawberries, and drizzle with chocolate syrup)
3.     Refrigerate at least 4 hours before serving. 

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