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Banana Cream Dessert

WHEN OUR DAUGHTER was at Lehigh University, the school held a recipe contest for "old home-cooking" dishes. Tamie's meal won, and this recipe was part of the menu. For her prize, she was served her dinner in the university's Presidential Dining Room with five of her friends. It was an evening she'll always remember. -Nancy Walters, Ft. Myers, Florida
  • Total Time
    Prep: 15 min. + chilling
  • Makes
    4-6 servings


  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup crushed peanut brittle, divided
  • 2 ripe bananas, sliced
  • 4 to 6 maraschino cherries


  • In a bowl, beat cream until soft peaks form. Add vanilla and continue beating just until stiff peaks form. Fold in 3/4 cup peanut brittle and the bananas. Spoon into individual dessert dishes.
  • Chill for 1 hour. Sprinkle with remaining peanut brittle and top each with a cherry.

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  • mythyagain
    Mar 11, 2012

    It might be that I had to substitute honey roasted peanuts in place of the peanut brittle, but this dessert was rather bland.