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Peggy’s Famous Banana Split Torte

Nov 15, 11 • ArticlesComments OffRead More »

For the holiday season we will be featuring favorite recipes to share around the office from the Discount staff.

Here is a post from our Customer Service Department!

Peggy’s Banana Split Torte!

Hi my name is Peggy Leasum and I am the Customer Service Manager with Discount Ramps. I have been with the company for over 7 years and really enjoy what I do.

I would like to share a recipe with you , that is a family favorite. We first experienced Banana Split Torte about 6 years ago at a family reunion in Sturgeon Bay. This recipe has also been a favorite with the Discount Ramps team. I’ve made it for our company picnics for the past few summers.

 Banana Split Torte

1 ½ cups Graham Cracker crumbs (approx. 1 pack of graham crackers)

1 cup Sugar , divided

1/3 cup Butter , melted

2 pkg. 8oz. Each Cream Cheese , softened

1 can 20oz. Crushed Pineapple , drained

6 medium Bananas , divided

3 cups cold Milk

3 pkg (4 serving size each) Vanilla Instant Pudding

2 cups Cool Whip , divided

1 cup chopped Pecans

Chocolate Syrup and Maraschino Cherries

Mix Graham Cracker crumbs, ¼ cup Sugar and 1/3 cup Butter. Press into 13×9 pan and freeze for 20 minutes. Beat Cream Cheese and ¾ cup of Sugar. Spread over frozen crust (works best if you do this step as soon as you take the crust out of the freezer), top with drained Pineapple and 4 sliced Bananas. Beat Milk and pudding mixes, stir in 1 cup Cool Whip and spread over Banana layer. Top with remaining Cool Whip (you may need to add a little depending on your preference). Sprinkle with nuts (if you choose), drizzle with Chocolate Syrup and add Maraschino Cherries as a finishing touch. Although the original recipe is very good, we have tweaked it over the years. If you like a little more pudding like we do, use 1 large box of Vanilla Instant Pudding and 2 small boxes of French Vanilla Instant Pudding with the 3 cups of Milk. We also added the Chocolate Syrup and Maraschino Cherries because we felt that reflected a true Banana Split. I also changed the recipe a little bit to save a few calories by using low fat Cream Cheese, 1% lowfat Milk and light Cool Whip. This recipe makes approx. 16 generous pieces – Enjoy!

Thanks for the yummy recipe Peggy!

Watch for more recipes this holiday season from other Discount Ramps departments!

Thanks for reading! Jay Tamez  - Discount Ramps LLC

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