No-Bake Dulce de Leche Pie Has a Delicious Southern Twist

banana cream pieI never knew I liked banana pudding ... until I tried it. And then I died, went to Heaven, and was reincarnated as a lady that enjoys banana pudding. Dulce de leche, however, I've always been a fan of. Give me sweet caramel and give me a reason to run, because dang, those calories are worth it.

So when I ran across this recipe for dulce de leche banana cream pie, my appetite did a little somersault of excitement, and my taste buds may have drooled a little bit. Because this thing looks like Heaven on a plate.

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Banana Dulce De Leche Pie  via Oh, Sweet Basil

Ingredients

  • 1 Graham Cracker Pie Crust
  • 2 Bananas, sliced
  • 1 Can Dulce De Leche
  • 1 Cup Milk
  • 1 3.4 Oz Box French Vanilla Instant Pudding
  • 4 Oz Neufchatel Cheese, Softened
  • 1/2 (of a 14 oz can) Can of Sweetened Condensed milk
  • 1/2 Container (6 oz) Cool Whip, defrosted

 Instructions

  1. In a large bowl, combine the pudding and milk and set aside.
  2. In another bowl, beat the cream cheese until smooth, and then add the sweetened condensed milk and beat again until smooth.
  3. Add the pudding into the cream cheese mixture and stir until evenly combined.
  4. Add 1/3 of the cool whip to the bowl, and gently fold it into everything. Add the remaining cool whip and fold until completely combined. Adding a little at a time is keeping it lighter vs just whipping it all together.
  5. Layer the sliced bananas on the bottom of the pie crust and pour the dulce de leche all over it. You most likely will only use 3/4 of the can. That's fine.
  6. Add the filling on top and chill for at least a few minutes before serving.

Enjoy!


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