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Banana Cranberry Dessert

This cool, creamy dessert prompts recipe requests whenever I take it to covered-dish. The mellow flavor of bananas complements the texture of cranberries. — Zelda Patterson, Grand Prairie, Texas
  • Total Time
    Prep: 25 min. + chilling
  • Makes
    9 servings

Ingredients

  • 2 cups crushed vanilla wafers (about 44 wafers), divided
  • 1 can (14 ounces) sweetened condensed milk
  • 6 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 3 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 cup chopped pecans
  • 1 to 2 medium firm bananas, sliced and quartered
  • 2 cups chopped fresh or frozen cranberries
  • 2/3 cup sugar
  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 2 tablespoons confectioners' sugar

Directions

  • Sprinkle 1 cup wafer crumbs in an 8-in. square dish coated with cooking spray. In a bowl, combine the milk, lemon juice and vanilla. Pour over crumbs and spread to cover. Sprinkle with pecans.
  • In another bowl, combine the bananas, cranberries and sugar. Spread over pecans. In a large bowl, beat the cream until it begins to thicken. Add confectioners' sugar; beat until stiff peaks form. Spread over fruit layer. Sprinkle with remaining wafer crumbs. Refrigerate until chilled.

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  • jttzc
    Nov 29, 2010

    I use cool whip in place of the heavy whipping cream and I use half can of condensed milk.