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Banana Pudding Crunch Recipe

Field editor Joanie Ward of Brownsburg, Indiana gives a twist to a traditional comfort food by adding a crunchy meringue-nut topping. It's a dressed-up dessert that's so easy to prepare.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 20 min. + cooling YIELD:6-8 servings

Ingredients

  • 2 cups cold 2% milk
  • 2 packages (3.4 ounces each) instant vanilla pudding mix
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 2 medium firm bananas, sliced
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup chopped pecans
  • 1 eggs, lightly beaten

Directions

  • 1. In a large bowl, whisk the milk, pudding mixes and sour cream for 2 minutes. Let stand for 2 minutes or until thickened. Fold in bananas. Pour into a 1-1/2-qt. bowl. Cover and refrigerate until serving.
  • 2. For topping, combine the sugar, pecans and egg. Spread into a greased 15-in. x 10-in. x 1-in. baking pan. Bake at 350° for 20 minutes or until browned and crunchy. Cool.
  • 3. Using a spatula, loosen pecan mixture from pan and break into small pieces. Sprinkle over pudding just before serving. Yield: 6-8 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 cup) equals 349 calories, 16 g fat (4 g saturated fat), 45 mg cholesterol, 216 mg sodium, 49 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 5 g protein.