No Bake Banana Cream Pie with Nilla Wafer Crust
I know that’s kind of a long title, but I wanted you to know that’s it not a graham cracker crust. And technically it’s not no bake pie either because you do have to bake the crust. Well, no you don’t. Oh gosh, this no bake banana cream pie with nilla wafer crust is getting confusing let’s just shoot through a few facts (Dwight from the office would love this part).
1. Fact~ I’ve never seen all of The Office, but I have seen episodes and it was hilarious.
2. Fact~ This crust uses Nillla Wafers not Graham Crackers
3. Fact~ I have called them Vanilla wafers my whole life until I made this recipe and realized that is not the name on the box.
4. Fact~ You totally do not have to bake the crust. It just wont be as hard on the bottom but it’s still wonderful.
5. Fact~ The rest of the pie is no bake and I mean it. It just whisking and stirring and folding.
6. I actually made, photographed and wrote this post in December, but I’m posting in spring because I could’t justify one more treat during the already full schedules of desserts.
7. Fact~ I love pie. And the number 7.
- 1½ Cups Nilla Wafer Crumbs (grind the cookies in a blender)
- ⅓ Cup Sugar
- 4 Tablespoons of Butter, melted
- 1 3.4 ounce of Banana Cream Instant Pudding
- 1 Cup of Milk
- 4 ounces Cream Cheese, softened
- ½ Cup Sweetened Condensed Milk
- 1½ Cups Fresh Whipped Cream* see note
- 2 Large Bananas, slices
- Heat the oven to 350 degrees. Stir together the wafer crumbs, sugar and butter and press into a pie plate. Bake for 8 minutes and remove to cool.
- In a bowl, whisk together the milk and pudding. In another bowl, using a handheld mixer, beat the softened cream cheese until smooth, add the condensed milk and beat again. Stir in the pudding then fold in the whipped cream.
- Place the bananas in a single layer on the cooled pie crust. Top with the pudding mixture and refrigerate for 1 to 2 hours or overnight if needed. Serve with fresh whipped cream.
Now go eat yourself silly.