I saw Paula Deen make this on her show a few days ago and thought it looked fabulous -- easy to make and beautiful to look at! I have not made it yet so please post a review if you get around to making it before I do. I wonder if you could substitute strawberries for the banans for a spring time dessert? Here is the recipe:
Not Yo' Mama's Banana Pudding
Recipe courtesy Paula Deen
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Yield: 12 servings
2 bags Pepperidge Farm Chessmen cookies
6 to 8 bananas, sliced
2 cups milk
1 (5-ounce) box instant French vanilla pudding
1 (8-ounce) package cream cheese, softened
1 (14-ounce) can sweetened condensed milk
1 (12-ounce) container frozen whipped topping thawed, or equal amount sweetened whipped cream
Line the bottom of a 13 by 9 by 2-inch dish with 1 bag of cookies and layer bananas on top.
In a bowl, combine the milk and pudding mix and blend well using a handheld electric mixer. Using another bowl, combine the cream cheese and condensed milk together and mix until smooth. Fold the whipped topping into the cream cheese mixture. Add the cream cheese mixture to the pudding mixture and stir until well blended. Pour the mixture over the cookies and bananas and cover with the remaining cookies. Refrigerate until ready to serve.