Monday, May 7, 2012

The Pie of My Eye

Mason Jar Banana Cream Pies
Here we go again with yet another banana post, I just can’t help myself! I have seen mason jar desserts all over the place lately and those cute little jars filled with yummy sweets were calling my name. With my love of jam I have empty Bonne Maman jars all over my apartment and they were the perfect size for these banana cream pies. The pies themselves are a recipe my grandmother would always make for us and I just rearranged a few things to make the pies miniature. Not only are these adorable but the fact that they have a top means you can close them and bring them anywhere (like to the movies or on a road trip or just anywhere) and they are also the perfect single serving size (although you will probably want to eat two).

½ cup Graham cracker crumbs
2 tablespoons of butter, melted
1 (4 serving size) package vanilla pudding mix, prepared
2 small bananas, sliced
Whipping cream
2 tablespoons of sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
Nilla Wafers
2 mason jars (I used empty Bonne Maman Jars)

Make the Vanilla pudding as directed and place in refrigerator.
To make the Whipped Cream:
Pour 1 cup of whipping cream into a deep bowl and mix on high speed until it begins to thicken. Add sugar and vanilla and continue to mix until stiff peaks form, about 4 minutes.

1. Mix the melted butter and graham cracker crumbs together. Using a tablespoon, spoon in graham cracker butter mixer. Pat down on the bottom of the jar forming a thin layer of crust.

2. Arrange pieces of sliced bananas on top of crust and cover with a tablespoon of pudding.  3. For the next layer arrange Nilla wafers on top of the pudding, cover with whipped cream.  4. Repeat the steps until the jar is filled, topping with a Nilla wafter.
5. You can arrange the layers however you choose.
6. Now you can enjoy your perfect little desert!

The finished product!

Your to go option!

To Assemble:

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