This dreamy No-Bake Banana Pudding Pie is just what you need on a day when you're in the mood for a sweet fix that's not fussy. It comes with the bonus of needing absolutely no oven time. It's designed to keep things low-stress so the simple ingredients reflect that making preparation a cinch. The creamy banana pudding filling, fresh banana slices, vanilla wafers and whipped cream are a classic flavor combination that's on point and it makes enough for two pies. Keep one and give the other to someone special, and they're guaranteed to be your friend for life.
Easy Southern No Bake Banana Pudding Pie Recipe
I've been obsessed with banana pudding since I was a little girl. I was first introduced to it by my Southern Momma and Grandmas who made it the Old Fashioned Banana Pudding with a fluffy meringue topping. I've found through the years each and every Southern cook has their own little twist on making it and I'm here to say I think we should embrace them all. I've even turned my love of banana pudding into a spectacular 3-layer banana pudding cake. I've noted on my life-long banana pudding quest, when attending church and family potlucks, other banana pudding variations started to surface through the years, using a combination of convenience items like instant puddings, sour cream, cream cheese and even different cookies other than vanilla wafers. It was always the belle of the ball no matter what version was served.
How to Make the Best No-Bake Banana Pudding Pie Recipe
These pies are certain to become a staple any-time dessert that will be requested over and over again. It's the classic banana pudding combination of creamy vanilla pudding, bananas and whipped cream that keeps us all coming back for more. Though I've tried, there's just no way to halve the ingredients for this recipe. Furthermore, why would you want to? Go big or go home y'all! Make one and give one away to a friend or neighbor.
- Ingredients you'll need to make homemade No Bake Banana Pudding Pie : Two 9 ounce prepared graham cracker crusts, instant vanilla pudding mix, instant banana pudding mix, half and half, Neufchatel cheese, vanilla extract, vanilla wafers i.e. Nilla Wafers or similar private label brand, lemon juice, homemade whipped cream or Cool Whip.
- Kitchen gadgets you'll need: Large bowl for mixing, an electric mixer either a stand mixer or hand mixer, measuring cups and spoons, a sharp knife and cutting board, a large rubber spatula and an offset icing spatula.
- This particular recipe makes enough pudding mixture for filling two pies making it perfect for entertaining or sharing with a friend or loved one.
- Tossing the bananas with lemon juice will help delay oxidation and premature browning of the banana slices. Just place them into a bowl and stir until evenly coated.
- You can crush the vanilla wafers using a rolling pin and a Ziploc bag or pulse them a few times in a food processor.
- Store leftover Banana Pudding Pie covered and chilled in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.
More Southern Pie Recipes to Make
More Southern Pie Recipes to Make
There doesn't have to be a special occasion to make a sweet pie for dessert. More Southern style pie recipes you may also like to make:
- Chocolate Chess Pie is an ideal make ahead dessert option.
- This Reese's Peanut Butter Pie recipe is made with a graham cracker crust for ease of preparation.
- Lattice topped homemade Blueberry Pie Recipe is perfection with a scoop of ice cream.
- Fudgy Dark Chocolate Pecan Pie is a decadent option for any special occasion.
- The filling for this old fashioned Butterscotch Pie is divine!
- Streusel topped Sweet Potato Pie is a fall must-make.
- Lattice Topped Cherry Pie from Deep South Dish.
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Helpful Kitchen Items:
No-Bake Banana Pudding Pie
- 2 9 oz prepared graham cracker crusts
- 1 3.4 oz box instant banana pudding
- 1 3.4 oz box instant vanilla pudding
- 4 cups half & half
- 1 8 oz block Neufchatel cheese, softened
- 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
- 4 medium bananas sliced,
- 1 tablespoon lemon juice
- 40 whole vanilla wafers divided
- 4 tablespoon crushed vanilla wafers
- 12 oz frozen whipped topping, thawed OR 3 cups fresh whipped cream
- Using a stand or hand mixer, whip together both packages pudding mix with half & half until thickened but still pourable.
- Add the softened Neufchatel cheese and 1 teaspoon vanilla. Whip on medium-high until completely smooth.
- Toss the banana slices with lemon juice. Fold into the pudding with ⅓ of the whipped topping by hand until fully combined.
- Spoon into the graham cracker crusts. Spread evenly.
- Line the edge of each pie with whole vanilla wafers using about 20 per pie. Add more if desired.
- Frost with the remaining whipped topping and sprinkle each pie with 2 tablespoon crushed vanilla wafers.
- Chill for at least 4 hours before cutting, store leftovers chilled.