Caramelized Banana Pudding Pie, caramelized bananas combine with vanilla pudding and whipped topping in a golden Oreo crust, WOW!
If there is one dessert I truly love it is banana pudding. Not just because it’s delicious, but because it always reminds me of my Grandma! Banana pudding is one of her classic recipes she goes back to again and again, and every one just can’t get enough of it!
I wanted to do a twist on a classic and turn banana pudding into a pie! With golden oreos, of course, oh and caramelized bananas…. yessss!
This is an extremely simple dessert. Just throw it together in the afternoon and it will be ready to dig into after dinner. Or for breakfast the next morning, I don’t judge.
Caramelizing the bananas not only brings out their sweetness more, but it adds an additional layer of flavor. It is a deep, rich addition to this spectacular pie.
This recipe is loosely adapted from Like Mother Like Daughter.
- 25 Golden Oreos
- 5 Tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
- 2 packages (3.4 oz) instant vanilla pudding
- 3 Cups cold whole milk
- 1 Cup cool whip plus more for topping
- 2 Bananas, cut into 4ths
- 2 Tablespoons unsalted butter
- 2 Tablespoons brown sugar
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Place oreos in a food processor and process into crumbs, drizzle in melted butter until combined. Mix with spoon to make sure all the crumbs are coated. Pour into a 9 inch pie plate and press in crumbs all around evenly. Bake for 8 minutes, sit on wire rack and let cool completely.
- Place pudding mix in a large bowl, add in the milk and whisk until fully combined. fold in the cool whip, pour into the crust. Place in fridge for 3 hours until set.
- While the pudding is setting up, make the caramelized bananas. Place the butter and the brown sugar in a sautee pan, mix together and let bubble. Once it is bubbling, add in the bananas, cut side down and let cook in the sugar until lightly golden, about 5 minutes. Take off the heat and let cool in the pan.
- After 3 hours, take out the pie and arrange the cooled bananas on top, garnish with lots more whipped topping, serve and enjoy!
Here is a quick video tutorial:
Yummmm, I will be making this again and again!
Have you ever made a twist on a classic recipe? If so, tell me your favorite below!