Banana Cranberry Dessert | Reader's Digest

Banana Cranberry Dessert

Prepare this dessert and offer friends and family something unexpectedly delicious this year.

from Taste of Home's Holiday & Celebrations Cookbook 2005

Ingredients

  • 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

    How to make it 


  • 1

    Sprinkle 1 cup wafer crumbs in an 8-in. square dish coated with nonstick 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 mixing 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.