Tuesday, December 3

Blueberry Banana Pie

In honor of my dad's birthday today, I wanted to share this recipe of a pie that changed my life. Dad made it one night--not really sure when...maybe when I was still living at home two years ago--and I've made it so much that I don't even need to look at the instructions anymore. It was fate that he found the recipe and made it because I've passed it on to SO many people.

Sorry, I've been out with throat crap all weekend, so I haven't taken any pictures of my own pies. This is exactly what it look like, though.

Ingredients:
  • Two graham cracker pie crusts
  • 3 - 4 bananas
  • 1 8oz package cream cheese
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 small carton of blueberries/1 can of blueberry pie filling
  • 1 12-15oz tub of cool whip
Directions:
  • Cream cheese takes about 1 hour to thaw. As soon as it feels soft enough, mix it with the sugar and cool whip in a bowl. Stirring by hand will take DAYS, so break out your hand mixer.
  • Slice the bananas and place in the bottom of the pie crusts until it covers the entire diameter.
  • Once you feel the mixture from above is nice and smooth, pour it over each pie crust. The mixture is supposed to cover both.
  • Top both pies with your choice of blueberries. I love the "crunch" from the fresh blueberries!
  • Cover the finished pies with the plastic lids and refrigerate for at least 8 hours.
Yields two pies.

I'm telling you, if you're hesitant to make this stuff, JUST TAKE THE LEAP AND DO IT!! It's amaze-balls. My holidays are always packed with rich foods and the last thing I want is more rich desserts. This pie is light, sweet, and my figurative cherry on top of Christmas dinner. Although, I don't think we've ever made it during the holidays...

Do you have a favorite dessert that you always make during the holiday season? Or do you have a recipe that you've always eaten during the holidays and  have been dying to try out yourself?? Comment below and let me know :-)

Most importantly about today.... HAPPY BIRTHDAY, DAD!!!!

I'm linking up with Your Beauty Fix and My Thrifty Chic.

6 comments:

  1. That looks yummy! stopping by from the linkup

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    1. It's so yummy. You've got to try it!!

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  2. Blueberry AND Banana? My ALL TIME favorite fruits. Ive got to try this! Thanks for sharing :)

    Kristen @ Your Beauty Fix

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    1. I know, right?! You definitely need to try it.

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  3. Agh! Looks amazing. Found your blog via the blog hop!

    thesarcasticwasian.blogspot.com

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    1. This pie is so freakin' good! I'm glad you found me through the blog hop!

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