Up until a few weeks ago I haven’t had a Nilla Wafer in years. Like seriously, I think the last time I had one was in middle school back in Tucson, AZ. Who am I? How on earth have I gone so many years without these little wafers of goodness? Well, I’ve made up for lost time, something I do quite well, and have created the worlds best pudding pie.
Banana Pudding Pie.
Get into it.
So basically this is what happened. I made this a few weeks ago at work. And then I made it a few hours later at home. And then I made it at home again and then a few more times for friends and at work. I’m obsessed. Banana Pudding Pie is just kinda life changing. You’ve totes got to make it. Super easy and you can really elevate the entire thing if you make your pudding from scratch.
Here’s a play by play…
Start with all your ingredients. You need Nilla Wafers, Chantilly cream, vanilla pudding and some bananas.
Let the layering begin! Start with some of the pudding…
Followed by a healthy dose of Nilla Wafers…
And then some chantilly cream
Followed by a layer of bananananananas.
Another layer of pudding
more Nilla Wafers
Another layer of pudding and then some more bananas
And then finish it off with some more chantilly cream.
Into the fridge it goes until you’re ready to serve!
And here’s my uber professional serving suggestion. Are you ready for this? You could totally try and cut this and try and keep it pretty for you and your friends… but here’s the real deal. You + your friends + a few spoons + banana pudding pie. Period. End of story. It’s best attacked with friends standing around the counter, each holding their own spoon, and going to town. Trust me. It’s the best way to eat this.
Here’s the recipe I used for the vanilla pudding.
And here’s the rest of what you need.
- 1 recipe Vanilla Pudding (link above)
- 2 cups heavy whipping cream
- 3/4 cup powdered sugar
- 3 bananas
- 1/2 bag Nilla Wafers
- Make the vanilla pudding and transfer to a bowl. Set aside.
- In a mixer, combine the whipping cream and powdered sugar. Whip until soft peaks form. Transfer to a bowl and set aside.
- Slice the bananas in thin 1/2 inch slices and set aside.
- To assemble: start with a layer of pudding, followed by a layer of nilla wafers, and then some chantilly cream, some bananas, more pudding, another layer of nilla wafers, the last bit of bananas and then finish it off with the rest of the chantilly cream.
- Chill for at least 1 hour before serving.