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Mock Strawberry Banana Cream Pie - A Pudding Recipe

Updated on August 4, 2012

PUDDING!!!

I love pudding.

I love how it instantly cures a sweet tooth; I love how it is relatively low in calories; and I love how versatile it really is.

So the other day, when I was craving pie, I decided to create this Mock Strawberry Banana Cream Pie. The ingredients were already on hand, so I didn't have to even worry about running to the store. This made the concoction even better.

Yummy

5 stars from 4 ratings of Mock Strawberry Banana Cream Pie

Cook Time

Prep time: 15 min
Ready in: 15 min
Yields: About 6-8 servings

Do you have these on hand?

If you keep these ingredients around, chances are good you have what it takes to make a quick dessert for a hot day!
If you keep these ingredients around, chances are good you have what it takes to make a quick dessert for a hot day! | Source

Ingredients

  • 1 small Box Banana cream pudding
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 8 oz. container Cool Whip
  • 1 container Strawberries, sliced
  • 1 bunch bananas, sliced
  • Mulling spice
  • Graham Crackers, crushed

Instructions

  1. Add pudding mix to a medium size bowl.
  2. Add milk and whisk for about 2 minutes until the pudding starts to set.
  3. Slice strawberries and bananas. The chunks depend on your preference to how large you want your fruit to be.
  4. Add the fruit to the pudding mixture.
  5. Stir in cool whip.
  6. Crumble graham crackers over the top. Add as many crackers until the dessert is the consistency you like. (I prefer to think of the graham crackers as the crust!)Do not over mix!
  7. Add mulling spice to taste. (This step is optional so feel free to skip if you do not have mulling spice, or substitute with cinnamon.)
  8. Serve immediately or chill in the fridge until ready to eat.

Mock Pudding Pie

This is mock pie. Therefore all you need to do is throw it in a bowl and enjoy!
This is mock pie. Therefore all you need to do is throw it in a bowl and enjoy! | Source

Note:

I love pudding recipes. They are easy to create and delicious to eat. However, due to the strawberries in this recipe, this is not one that will stay set for very long. It adds too much liquid and will eventually become watery. I would recommend trying this at home before trying to impress company or taking it to another gathering.

As another option, you may add the mixture to a pie crust, store bought or homemade depending on your tastes. That would make this a more traditional type pie for dessert. However, I would recommend putting it in the freezer to harden up the texture. This will make it easier to cut and will make it last longer. Like I said, the strawberries have a tendency to make this dessert watery so it doesn't stay for long.

This is just a few variations you can try while making the recipe. The next time I make this, I am going to put it in a crust, freeze it and add some more strawberries and bananas to the top for decorations. It just goes to show how something like pudding can really turn into a magnificent and impressive dessert!

Hope you enjoy this wonderful summer dessert.

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    • barbergirl28 profile imageAUTHOR

      Stacy Harris 

      8 years ago from Hemet, Ca

      @sweetie1 - Thank you - glad you enjoyed it! :)

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      sweetie1 

      8 years ago from India

      I really loved your recipe. Your point wise detailed description makes it very easy to cook. As you rightly said Yummy!!!!! voting it up and useful.

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      Stacy Harris 

      8 years ago from Hemet, Ca

      @tammyswallow - I went through a phase where I was pretty obsessed with pudding. It was like I just couldn't get enough of it. I hope you enjoy this! :)

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      Tammy 

      8 years ago from North Carolina

      This looks fabulous. Banana pudding is one of my all time comfort foods! Pinning and sharing.

    • barbergirl28 profile imageAUTHOR

      Stacy Harris 

      8 years ago from Hemet, Ca

      @mmsu - Hope you enjoy it. Let me know once you have tried it!

    • barbergirl28 profile imageAUTHOR

      Stacy Harris 

      8 years ago from Hemet, Ca

      @Just Ask Susan - Having the right pudding is always important... then again, you could use a different flavor and come up with something entirely new! :)

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      mmsu 

      8 years ago from Pakistan

      nice stuff.Thanks for the share.I'll give it a try!!Voted up

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      Susan Zutautas 

      8 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      Oh I like the sound of this dessert. This time I'll buy the correct pudding :)

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      Stacy Harris 

      8 years ago from Hemet, Ca

      @mythicalstorm273- oh this is super yummy.. oh my... I might have to make some more again real soon. Unfortunately, I have the bananas but ran fresh out of strawberries! I will have to add some more to the grocery shopping list next week! :)

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      mythicalstorm273 

      8 years ago

      Yummy... I love strawberry banana stuff :-) Pudding and strawberries and bananas and graham crackers oh my! I do not have any fresh strawberries or bananas or pudding at the moment, but I think I will keep my eyes on this one so I can try it in the near future. Yummy!

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      Stacy Harris 

      8 years ago from Hemet, Ca

      @carol7777 - It is super delicious. Hope you get a chance to try it. Just remember to make it and eat it pretty soon after. It won't keep to well because of how juicy the strawberries are! Enjoy!

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      carol stanley 

      8 years ago from Arizona

      Sounds delicious. Anything sweet and cold is good. The picture looks yummy..so I may just have to try this.

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      Stacy Harris 

      8 years ago from Hemet, Ca

      @ishwaryaa22 - I think what really draws this too me is that it is so refreshing for the summer months! When it gets really hot I sometimes have a really hard time eating anything. This is perfect. I can still get something in my stomach but it doesn't seem to sit as heavy!

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      Stacy Harris 

      8 years ago from Hemet, Ca

      @drbj - Oh... now I have an idea... you still need to use the whisk... but maybe a little whiskey wouldn't hurt either ;)

    • barbergirl28 profile imageAUTHOR

      Stacy Harris 

      8 years ago from Hemet, Ca

      @Real - You know it... this is a mom's dessert come true... Oh man... and it is delicious as well. I think I am gonna have to make it again real soon!

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      Ishwaryaa Dhandapani 

      8 years ago from Chennai, India

      An easy-to-make & tasty dessert hub! I like quick recipes as I am often lazy in the kitchen. This ideal summer dessert hub filled with direct instructions & yummy photos made me want to try this yummy recipe soon. Well-done!

      Thanks for SHARING. Useful & Interesting. Voted up

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      drbj and sherry 

      8 years ago from south Florida

      I read one line of your instructions, Stacy, too fast and thought to myself, no wonder you like this recipe. The instruction was number 2. "Add milk and whisk ...' I read it as whiskey. My bad!

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      Kelly Umphenour 

      8 years ago from St. Louis, MO

      I do love pudding!

      How can ya have any pudding - if ya don't eat your meat?

      This is something any mom would love - I mean make it quick, toss it in some bowls and we got instant dessert!! That's my kinda bakin'.

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