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Banana Cranberry Dessert Recipe

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 YIELD:9 servings


  • 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


  • 1. 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.
  • 2. 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. Yield: 9 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 cups: 503 calories, 26g fat (10g saturated fat), 53mg cholesterol, 128mg sodium, 65g carbohydrate (53g sugars, 3g fiber), 6g protein.

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jttzc User ID: 4542936 142761
Reviewed Nov. 29, 2010

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

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