This pie is like a classic banana pudding– except that it has a crust made with vanilla wafers and it fits in a pie dish. It also seems to have a longer shelf life than a regular banana pudding…that is if it doesn’t get eaten right away! Click here to jump to the recipe.
The usual cookies scattered throughout banana pudding are concentrated in a buttery crust, followed by a layer of circle-cut bananas, a pudding layer, and a whipped-topping layer.
Topping decoration, if any, is up to you. This pie has white chocolate “petals” inserted into the pie.
Heat white chocolate until melted and add yellow food coloring. Place a dollop of melted chocolate on a parchment paper sheet. Press a spoon back in the dollop and pull backwards to form a petal. You can eyeball the dollops to make a rustic petal or use a piping bag and make equal-sized dollops for a very controlled and symetrical look. This pie has over forty petals with a cookie in the center.
The chocolate petals actually look at lot like banana chips. You can also place plenty of other things on this pie to decorate it. Just use your imagination or leave the top plain. It tastes great either way!