Delicious Desserts
from Gary


(double recipe for large bowl)

1 cab sweetened condensed milk
1 * cups cold water
1 4 serving size instant vanilla or cheesecake pudding mix
1 pint heavy whipping cream
40 vanilla wafers
4 med bananas sliced and dipped in lemon juice.

Combine condensed mild and water. Add pudding mix and beat well.
Chill for at least 5 minutes.

Fold in whipped cream.

Cover bottom of glass bowl (trifle) with pudding mix.

Top with wafers, bananas and more pudding.

The last layer should be pudding. There should be two layers of

Garnish and decorate with bananas, wafers, strawberries.


Options: Include berries in lower layers. Use swirl choc/vanilla



6 serving package of vanilla or cheesecake instant pudding mix
8 oz sour cream
1 pint of whipping cream
40 vanilla wafers
* cup mixed chopped nuts
* cup of butter/margarine
4 bananas dipped in lemon juice

Crush wafers. Mix with * cup nuts and melted butter.

Press wafer mixture unto bottom of a 8 or 9 inch springform pan.

Mix sour cream and pudding mix. (Check pudding consistency, if thick
like cookie dough, add a 1/4 cup of half and half.

Fold in whipped cream.

Put half on pudding mixture on wafer crust.

Layer 2/3rds of bananas on pudding layer, saving enough for decoration.

Top bananas with remaining pudding.

Sprinkle top with remaining nuts.

Decorate with bananas, strawberries, choc. or pineapple.


Options: Place strawberries or pineapple in banana layer. Flavor lower
half the pudding with liquor such as Amaretto, Irish Cream or Grand Mariner.

Vary the pudding: Cheesecake or white chocolate. And vary the nuts:
Almonds, pecans, hazelnuts or walnuts.

Use peaches with raspberries for a melba. Experiment anything works.
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Gary Blankenship is a retired federal managers whose new avocation is writing prose and poetry. His work has appeared on Writer's Hood, Clean Sheets, Electric Wine, and Sensitive Poetry. He won the ENE Dark Fantasy contest and his short story placed fourth in the Preditors & Editors 1999 Reader's Poll. He loves to talk about writing as much as write and to play writing games. He spends too much time in workshops.
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