Posted by Crystal_Ann August 8, 2004

Banana Spilt Cream Pie

1-1/4 cups graham cracker crumbs
1/2 cup butter or margarine, melted
1/3 cup finely chopped walnuts
2 Tbsp. sugar
3 pkg. (3.4-oz. each) instant vanilla pudding mix
2 cups milk
1 container (16.oz) frozen whipped topping, thawed
1 cup + 2 Tbsp. hot fudge sauce from a jar
2 bananas, cut into 1/4"-thick slices
Maraschino cherries and chopped walnuts, optional

Coat 9" pie pan with cooking spray. In bowl combine crumbs, butter, walnuts and sugar. Using measuring
cup or flat-bottomed glass, press mixture onto bottom and up side of pan

Whisk together dry pudding mixes and milk. Fold in half of whipped topping.

Spread 1/2 cup fudge sauce over bottom of crust. Top with half of banana slices. Evenly spread half of pudding mixture over slices.
Microwave 1/2 cup remaining fudge sauce until softened, 10-15 seconds: spread over pudding.
Top with remaining banana slices and pudding.
If desired, transfer 1 cup topping to pastry bag fitter with large star tip. Spread pie top with remaining topping. Transfer remaining fudge
sauce to plastic sandwich bag. Microwave until softened, 5-10 seconds. Snip corner; drizzle over pie. Pipe rosettes around edge of pie, garnish with cherries and walnuts,
if desired.