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I know I shared my quick and easy banana cream pie just a little bit ago. Guess what? Right after I made my pie I saw this similar version over at Our Best Bites. I had to try it and see if it was as good or better than my version. The thing that made me wonder how this pie would taste is that you add water and condensed milk to the instant pudding. I know, that’s what I said. So I adapted the recipe slightly from the original. I asked my family what they thought. Did they have a preference?
My husband like both just the same. My oldest son said he like the filling on this pie. If I had to choose I would pick this pie. First I like that it makes 2 pies so I made one regular and one chunky monkey. Everyone did prefer the original banana over the chunky monkey version. And for me this pie was more like a true banana cream pie. The other version I shared is more mousse-like with the filling since it uses pudding folded with cool whip. So give this version a try.
Today’s giveaway is courtesy of CSN Stores who has number of sites that they operate.
One being cookware.com where the item today comes from. It is a lovely Rachel Ray “Bubble & Brown” 4.25 qt. stoneware oval casserole in orange. I wish I could have one for myself! I mean 4.25 quarts will fit a lot of stuff!
If you want to check out the CSN Stores they offer a variety of products from kids bedding, cookware, to modern furniture. It would be a great place for Mother’s Day or Father’s Day shopping.
To enter, tell me what pie you would like in the comment section. You have until tonight 10 pm (MST) to enter.
Banana Cream Pie
- 1 4-serving size box of instant chocolate or vanilla pudding (I did vanilla)
- 1 c. cold water
- 1 14-oz. can sweetened condensed milk
- 2 prepared pie crusts (You choose–regular, graham cracker, Nilla Wafer, shortbread, even Oreo. I used regular -Marie Callendar’s frozen crust- for the banana and oreo for the chunky monkey)
- 6 bananas, sliced
- 2 cups whipping cream, divided
- 1/4 c. powdered sugar
- dash of vanilla
- In a large bowl combine the pudding, water, and condensed milk. Mix on low speed for 2 minutes; place in fridge to chill for a few minutes.
- In another bowl, whip 1 c. of whipping cream until soft peaks form.
- Remove pudding mixture from fridge. Add whipped cream to the pudding and gently fold in.
- Spoon a little of the pudding mixture into each pie crust, just enough to coat the bottom of the pie crust. Layer each cust with banana slices and top each pie with remaining pudding mixture.
- Whip remaining 1 cup cream, powdered sugar, and vanilla until thick and fluffy. Spread on top of pie. Garnish with additional banana slices if desired. Refrigerate several hours before serving.
Chunky Monkey Pie Version
Blend 1/2 c creamy peanut butter into the pudding/water/sweetened condensed milk in step 1 above. (I used an oreo crust. and divided the pudding/water/milk mixture. Then blended 1/4 cup peanut butter into one of the pudding mixtures before putting in the fridge. Thus allowing one banana cream pie and one chunky monkey pie. I personally do think the peanut butter would taste better if you used chocolate pudding instead of the vanilla, but that’s just my preference)
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It was wonderfully deliscious with the chocolate pudding and a baked oreo cookie crust. Thank you so much for sharing.
It’s a toss-up between banana cream and key lime (or pecan, chocolate cream, apple, etc.)
Oooh…Chunky Monkey with chocolate pudding mix!!! Being pregnant, I will NOT be able to get this out of my head until I make it now!
oh my…this banana cream pie looks and sounds wonderful! My teen daughter wold fiip for this…
I am definitely going to make this soon
LOVE that rachel ray giveaway…its gorgeous!
My husband is a peanut butter and banana lover (he eats bananas dipped in peanut butter regularly), so I’m going to try the Chunky Monkey, probably with chocolate pudding. I’ll let you know how it works…
Betting on the chocolate pudding! Adding the items to my grocery list for today 🙂
I made two chunky Monkey pies with chocolate pudding and a graham cracker crust yesterday. My guests loved it, and I sent them home with their own!
YUM! The banana cream sounds wonderful! It’s making me hungry. 🙂
My husband would say – “Hot or Cold” any pie is great! I like the Banana!!
Chunky Monkey? Never heard of chunky monkey, except that’s what I call my kids…..how fun would it be to make this and tell them it’s named after them!! So, for me….Gonna give this one a try for sure. Just found your site a week ago…so far??? I absolutely luv it!!! :o)
Definitely the banana cream! 🙂
I just discovered your website, and I am already addicted to it!!!!
Thanks for all the AMAZING recipes.
My favorite pie is definitely the Banana Cream!!!
Please, keep the recipes coming 🙂 🙂
Definitely the Banana Cream….I think I will make it tomorrow!
I LoVe peach-berry pie!!!
Chunky Monkey slightly wins out. That’s a tough choice.
I like the idea of the banana cream with chocolate pudding
Mmmmm! Both look delicious – but I would choose the Banada Cream Pie with a shortbread crust! That would hit the spot for this pregnant mommy right now!
Plaine ole banana cream!
I LOVE pie and either choice is a winner. However, if I had to choose then BANANA CREAM. OH YUMMY! The pictures look so tasty.
I was just thinking… I would prefer the new banana cream recipe, but it doesn’t really matter as long as I get to lick the bowl!
Between the chunky monkey and banana cream, banana cream wins by a landslide! I like this recipe much better than the other one. Cool whip is good, but sweetened condensed milk! YUMMY! Today is my birthday, but my husband is on travel for work. I may just have to make this and eat it all myself! 🙂
Gotta go for the Banana Cream—Awesome site—have made many many recipes!!
I love Chunky Monkey Pie! Yes please, out of all the pies in the world, I love a really good Key Lime Pie!
Of these two … chunky monkey. Of any pie … apple!
chunky monkey all the way!!!
definately chunky monkey!
I like the traditional Banana Cream!
Banana Cream without a doubt!! Looks awesome!
Oh, definitely the banana cream pie. I’m so craving it now!
Definitely chunky monkey. I love love love peanut butter!
Mmm . . . pie! That banana cream pie looks delicious!! I can almost taste it!
You put my favorite up today – banana cream! Thanks for the chance to win!
Oh! The banana cream is making my mouth water! Yummmmm!!
Chocolate pudding pie with a graham cracker crust.
Chunky Monkey for sure!
I’m going to go with the Chunky Monkey pie!
The pies look delicious! I have been thinking about strawberry-rhubarb…………..
Definitely the banana cream.
I think the original sounds wonderful! Anything with sweetened condensed milk in it has to taste like heaven!
I would love the banana cream pie!! That looks luscious!
I think I would choose the chunky monkey pie, chocolate, peanut butter and banana….yummy!
I love banana cream pie! This looks like a great recipe (because I also love sweetened condensed milk)!
I think I would try the chunky monkey. mmmm, looks SO good!!!
Oh my favorite is French Silk pie. Can’t go wrong with chocolate and cream.
MMMMMMmmm Marie Calenders Ban-Berry Pie…. Yummy!!
I just saved your first Banana Cream recipe to make this weekend! Now I’m going to have to choose, yikes! I think I’d go with the Chunky Monkey since I’m a sucker for all things peanut butter–but maybe I’ll try it with the chocolate pudding instead of vanilla.
Banana cream pie!
I love banana cream pie! Mmmmm . . .
A strawberry banana cream pie! YUMM!
The chunky monkey pie looks fabulous! As a matter of fact I am going to try it this weekend, I’m sure my daughter would love it! 🙂
The banana cream original looks easy and super yummy!!!
I love the cream pies, but right now nothing like a fresh rubarb pie! Yummo…
Banana Cream is my favorite so out of the two that is the one I would perfer! I also love a good pumpkin pie! 🙂
My favorite pie is old fashioned apple, when I’m making it myself. If I’m eating at Marie Calendars, it’s Lemon Meringue. 🙂
I’d go with chuncky monkey! Although your symphony pie recipe is still my favorite!
Hard choice. I think I would prefer the chunky monkey pie since it has peanut butter and chocolate. You can’t go wrong with that combo:) Thanks for sharing these recipes!
I love any type of cream pie, but Frech Silk pie is my favorite! Yum!
I would prefer the Banana Cream!
I would like the Chunky Monkey version. How can you go wrong with sweetened condensed milk and chocolate added to the banana? 🙂
Banana Cream! Just like it is!! (Any cream pie will be immediately consumed-chocolate cream, and my favorites coconut cream, lemon cream, or key lime w/the cream topping!)
That chunky monkey pie looks great!! I love french silk pie, yummmm!
I love apple pie or chocolate cream pie.
Banana Cream! That is my husbands absolute favorite treat 🙂
I think I would like the banana cream pie, but I would be willing to try both! 🙂 Who could turn down pie?
I would prefer the Chunky Monkey pie. I’ve never been a fan of banana cream pie. I think I’d like it better with the peanut butter and banana chunks.
I would go with the Chunky Monkey since I love peanut butter but the rest of my family would go for the regular banana. Wish I had some bananas in the house!
They both look great, but the Banana Cream Pie looks especially delicious!!!
I would say the chunky monkey. I love anything with peanut butter in it, but I think I agree with you that it would be better with chocolate pudding.
Both, I want them now. I have been of sugar for 50 days, 10 more to go and I am making both!!
I love your blog!
They both look great! If I have to choose one, I would go for Chunky Monkey!
The only pie I like is lemon meringue, minus the meringue:) BUT my bf loves any and all banana pies!
Sign me up for the Chunky Monkey! A little different from Banana Cream (and I love banana cream.)
Oooo…tough choice! But, I think in the end I’ll have to go with the banana cream pie! Always been a fav of mine!!
I love your site! i get MANY recipes off of here and have passed you to many moms.
I would have to go for the banana cream! It’s an alltime fave amd i would never pass it up!
I am new to your blog and love it so far! But I will have to pass on the Chunky Monkey pie and go for classic Banana Cream. Yum! 🙂
Pie, any kind, is just plain old good stuff…I love it, I even served peach pie for my wedding reception instead of cake…I once had a cream cheese cherry pie that was unbelievable!
LOVE the banana cream – looks awesome! Can’t wait to try.
BOTH!!!!! I’m not picky when it comes to pie!!!!! They both look FANTASTIC!!!I can’t wait to make them for my family. I have kept Marie Callendars in business for years buying their Banana Cream pies, cause that is my husband’s favorite. Wish me luck and I hope my husband will think this is just as GREAT!!!!!
Chocolate and Peanut butter are a classic combination…I would say Chunky Monkey all the way!!
The pie I would like is the Sour Cream Lemon that they served at Frontier Pies. It was good but I am not driving to Idaho for it.
Chunky Monkey please 🙂
Chocolate Cream all the way!!!
Banana cream pie all the way! YUM!
Smooth and creamy chocolate cream pie with little chocolate chips sprinkled on the pie crust. Oh so good.
BANANA CREAM! My grandmother lives 5 hours away from me and I miss hers. Thankfully we are visiting in a few weeks, so maybe she will happen to make one while I am there 😀 For the great grand-kids…of course…. 🙂
Banana Cream is a classic! Although Chunky Monkey sounds amazing…gotta stick with the classic!
Beautiful pie! I love how you put up the banana slices, they remind me of little soldiers 🙂
I LOVE banana cream pie!
I think the Chunky Monkey. It is a new twist on an old favorite. Who doesn’t like Oreos in a pie??!!! Plus I can just see Rachel Ray going crazy over it.
Mmmmmmm…banana creme…. My favorite pie is Cherry. But I’m intimidated by crusts! Help!
Chunky Monkey which just happens to be what I call my new grandson also!!!
Chunky Monkey pie is a great way to start a weekend! Yumm-O!
I love me some Banana Cream Pie. 🙂
I scream, you scream, we all scream Banana Cream!
Mmm Chunky Monkey! =D
Between these two, I would have to choose the more traditional Banana Creme Pie.
Banana Cream!! There is nothing better. Its a family favorite!
Banana cream over chunky monkey but if I had to choose any pie it would have to be one with chocolate! French silk, chocolate cream, turtle pie…all make me very happy! =)
Banana Cream is my favorite!
Banana Cream! My family and I LOVE this!
Chocolate Silk…yum! Simple, but deliciously classy!
Chunky Monkey is my vote only because of the peanut butter! My kids and I are big peanut butter fans and paired with chocolate makes it even better!
I think I would go with the banana cream pie, rather than the chunky monkey one. But my favorite pie is a raspberry cream pie drizzled in chocolate! MMmmmm
My family members are banana cream pie purists. I’ve learned not to mess with it. 🙂
Banana cream!!!! Our family’s favorite!
I’m a HUGE peanut butter fan! Chunky Monkey is my vote!
Ummmm… We don’t really care for Banana’s.. so I would make the chunky Monkey pie without them.. or just make both for the men at my church.. LOL
I’m a peanut butter fan so Chunky Monkey for sure!
I am a banana cream pie girl!!
I would definitely have to go with the chunky monkey. Major Yummy!!
Hmm… if I have to pick, Chunky Monkey. 🙂
Banana Cream pie! Brings me back to my childhood!
Banana cream – it’s my husbands favorite, and I’ve grown to love it as well. 🙂
Chunky Monkey! Great giveaway! Thanks!
banana cream. sweet. creamy. mellow, pungent bananas. flaky crust. Euphoria!
They both look fabulous!
mmmmmmm anything with peanut butter is what I would choose!
Definitely banana cream! It is my favorite!!!!!
Chunky Monkey, all the way!
Definately chunky monkey!
Chunky monkey!! I think i might even have to make it tonight…
i think the first only because then i wouldn’t have to eat chunks of banana!
Chunky monkey! Banana and peanut butter are an awesome pair. I will have to try this pie out this weekend! yum!
I love banana cream pie. I think it is my favorite.
Banana cream has always been my favorite!
I made this a couple of weeks ago and LOVED it. So good and light. I like the original the best.
Yum I just might have to make the banana cream pie today!
Great recipe! Love your blog!!!
Original Banana Cream for me!
banana cream!! My grandma would always make a special banana cream pie for me at Thanksgiving because I don’t like apple or pumpkin (I know — I’m weird).
I’d have to say chunky monkey!
Banana Cream for our house, but would love to see a recipe for chocolate macadamia nut pie – I’ve looked every where! Love your site!
banana cream pie, yumm!!!
Can’t keep up trying all your great recipes. Thanks!!
Chunky Monkey. I love chocolate and peanut butter.
Yum! My favorite pie is Tippins French Silk Pie!
chunky monkey pie!!!!!
Banana Cream pie for sure! YUM!
Banana Cream!!!! I love banana cream pie it is always a winner in my house!
Oh yummy Banana…no…chunky monkey…no…banana…no chunky monkey…decisions, decisions…guess I’ll have to have both!
Banana Cream is my all-time favorite! Yum!!
My family would love the chunky monkey pie!
Banana Cream! I can’t wait to try this recipe.
My daughter calls her 6 week old son “Chunky Monkey” so that made me laugh!!!!!!!
I have a hard time deciding between traditional banana cream and this faster version. I keep going back and forth between the two!
It’s totally Banana Cream for me!
I love PB, I’m voting chunky monkey.
I would have to go with the banana cream personally. Peanut butter is good, but I don’t think it would be my favorite in a pie. But, a good banana cream – yuuummmmm!!
You can never go wrong with chocolate and peanut butter. I would have to say chunky monkey would be the winner at my house!
Chunky Monkey! YUMMY! That looks amazing! My kids would love this too!
I would definitely have to go with the chunky monkey!!!
(My write-in candidate would be coconut cream):)
I think I would have to go with the traditional banana cream pie. You really can’t go wrong with either though. Looks delicious.
I have always love chocolate silk pie, but if I have to choose between banana and chunky monkey, I think I would go with banana cream. It’s comfort food at it’s best!!!
Banana Cream…can’t wait to try this recipe!
Banana Cream Pie is my favorite kind of pie and that casserole dish looks like I need it in my kitchen.
I love cream pies, and the chunky monkey looks fantastic. I have never had a pie like that!!
I still have the other banana cream pie bookmarked, but not made. I would go with the classic banana cream pie. And I would love the covered casserole!
They both look great! I would probably try the banana cream pie!
Nothing beats the traditional banana cream pie, but i have to say that the chunky monkey looks inviting and i will try this recipe over the weekend for a family get together!! Love your website, i follow you on facebook also and get your messages. Your amazing and im glad you do this. It saves me alot of time! Thanks
The banana cream pie looks good!!! Definitely that one!
I’m really a coconut cream pie or strawberry pie girl, but that banana cream is looking mighty good right now.
The Chunky Monkey pie for me! Looks great!
They both look delish but I would have to go with good Ol’ Banana Cream Pie nothing beats that.
I would love to have a slice of the Chunky Monkey Pie!
I’ll be off for summer break in less than a week, and Chunky Monkey is officially on my “to-do” list! 🙂
Wow that pie looks yummy! I love all kinds of pie! Probably Chocolate cream or pumpkin or lemon the best!
I’m not the biggest fan of bananas, but my hubby and daughter are. I think they’d gobble up the Chunky Monkey one.
I’ve never tried chunky monkey, but it sounds good so I would pick that one. I just might have to make it soon.
Ooh…yummy banana cream pie would be my choice!
My favorite pie is Pumpkin. My husband’s favorite is Banana so I’ll for sure be trying this one. Thanks!
I think I would LOVE Chunky Monkey!!!!!
I have always wanted to make a pie from the movie The Waitress!
The chunky monkey one! I love anything with peanut butter in it!
german sweet chocolate pie!
My grandma’s Banana Cream Pie w/ meringue topping, they are to die for!
Both look good ,but I would pick Banana Cream. Beautiful giveaway!
I love fruit pies. Strawberry rhubarb is my favorite! Sweet and tangy. Delicious.
For me, it would be banana cream pie. In fact, I’, planning on making one today, since I have bunches and bunches of bananas! 😉
My fav pie is apple and saskatoon berry, I have never tired chunky monkey but I will always try something once.
I’m a traditionalist so I would like the original banana cream pie.
The Chuncky Monkey, my family loves anything with peanut butter!
I love apple pie in any form!
I love love love banana cream pie. But chunky monkey sounds SO tempting. I also like key lime cheesecake pie from Costco.
Pie is my favorite dessert!! I would love them both. Do you have a good recipe for rhubarb pie? or chocolate pie? Thanks for all the great recipes!
strawberry pie… YUM!
I’m not a huge fan of bananas, but if I had to pick one, it would be Chunky Monkey – b/c it has peanut butter 🙂
I would have to go with the regular banana cream pie. Sounds good! My husband loves banana pie so I’m going to give this one a try!
Chunky Monkey! I love peanut butter and banana together!
My husband loves banana cream pie. I think it would be fun to make the chunky monkey for him and see how he likes the addition of peanut butter.
Banana Cream pie has always been my favorite! Yummmm!
I tried your other recipe but I think this one looks like I should give it another shot. Thanks!
mmm….banana cream for me :o) It looks heavenly
I think I would like the Chunky Monkey, it’s def. worth trying!
I would like the traditional banana cream pie. It looks so good.
Chunky Monkey for sure!!
i’m a traditional banana cream pie girl. 🙂
Ooh, I love everything banana! So really either one. But I’m even more sold on everything with banana AND peanut butter, so Chunky Monkey.
Looks yummy!!! I think I would like the Chunky Monkey more…I love anything with peanut butter.