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Banana Pudding

I think this is a pretty standard banana pudding recipe, but I made Brian call my mother-in-law so I could make sure I had it right.  I’ve always just made it with plain banana pudding, but this way is so much better!  The picture isn’t very flattering because I didn’t have great lighting conditions, but I assure you it looked very yummy!

Ingredients:
1 package banana cream instant pudding (we used sugar free)
2 cups milk
8 oz. sour cream
1 regular size tub of Cool Whip
1 box ‘Nilla Wafers (minis or regular)
3-4 bananas, sliced

Directions:
Mix pudding packet and milk according to package directions.
Mix sour cream and Cool Whip into pudding (I use an electric hand mixer for this to make it nice and fluffy).
Layer bottom of pan or bowl (we used a 9×13 dish here with a double batch of pudding) with Nilla wafers.  Spoon a layer of pudding on top.  Add a layer of sliced bananas, then another layer of pudding, etc. until you’ve used up all the pudding.

In the picture above I got a little decorative with some canned Cool Whip, banana slices, and crushed Nilla Wafers, but that isn’t necessary. (It is fun though!)

Suggestions:
If you want to make a double batch, use one package of vanilla pudding and one package of banana cream pudding.  If sugar is a concern, you can use sugar free pudding and sugar free Cool Whip.  The cookies still have sugar, but it reduces it quite a bit!

Peach Pudding

This recipe is a favorite dessert of mine from my childhood. My brother and sister love it too. I don’t know where my mom got it from (maybe a church recipe book), but it is one of the first things I remember that I could make all by myself as a kid.

Ingredients:
1 stick butter
1 large can (13 oz) of peaches
1 C flour
1 C sugar
2/3 C milk
1 T baking powder
1 tsp vanilla
pinch of salt

Directions:
Preheat oven to 350 degrees
Melt stick of butter in a 9X11 pan
In a medium bowl, mix the flour, sugar, milk, baking powder, vanilla, and salt together.
Pour entire can of peaches (juice and all) over the melted butter in your baking dish.
Spoon batter over peaches evenly (you won’t completely cover all of the peaches.)
Sprinkle a little sugar over the top of the batter.
Bake for 45 min to 1 hr until golden brown.

Suggestions:
This is so yummy served warm with a little ice cream on top.
You can also make this using bing cherries instead of peaches.