Thursday, February 25, 2016

Thoughts for Thursday: Nana's Blueberry-Banana Pie Recipe

Before this weekend, I had never attempted to make my Nana's blueberry-banana pie. I loved it growing up and the mere sight of the recipe makes my mouth water. But I knew it had a homemade crust and y'all, I'm just not that daring. But, Brandon was coming home from a week away, and I wanted to surprise him with a good homemade treat, so Nana's blueberry-banana pie it was. 

And y'all: I was shocked at how easy it was…homemade crust and all! Not only was it easy, it was absolutely delicious and was gone from our fridge in a mere three days. (Yikes!) It tasted just like I remember my Nana's tasting, so I knew I'd done it right. 

This is a yummy dessert to make for Easter lunch, too, which is definitely what I'll be doing this year! 

Nana's Blueberry-Banana Pie 

1 stick butter, softened
1 cup flour 
2 T. sugar
3 oz. cream cheese, softened 
1/2 cup sugar
1 (8 oz.) container Cool Whip
2-3 bananas, sliced thin
1 can blueberry pie filling 

1. Begin by making your crust: mix together 1 stick butter, 1 cup flour and 2 T. sugar in a bowl and press into a pie plate. Bake at 350* until it browns (about 20-30 minutes). Let cool completely. 
2. Line the cooled pie shell with the sliced bananas. (I do mine in a circular formation.) 
3. Then, mix together the cream cheese, sugar and Cool Whip. Pour this over the bananas. 
4. Top with the can of blueberry pie filling. 

*Note: You can eat this right away, but I like to let mine sit in the refrigerator overnight. It softens the crust and allows the flavors to meld together just so that it tastes divine! 

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  1. Family recipes are so special, this look delicious!

  2. Look at you, fancy!! This actually does look like pie I would eat - there are not many I would say that about! Maybe THIS is what you could bring me instead once Camden is born ;) Pack that cooler full of ice and hit the road, sister!

  3. oh this looks DELICIOUS! I definitely may have to try this out as my Easter dessert this year!

  4. This looks SO delicious! I need to try asap!

  5. This looks/sounds so delicious! Will be giving this a recipe try soon!