I found this recipe several months ago. It was good but I changed and added a few things to make it extra special. Is it a first place pie? We will find out tonite!
The Cast of Characters
Of course I have to use my special pie plate
And we need the recipe
Start out by making the crust: 1 1/2 cups graham cracker crumbs, 1/4 cup sugar, 1/3 cup melted butter.
Combine and press into pie plate. Bake at 375* for 8-10 minutes. Cool on wire rack
Next we need a layer of chocolate. Combine 1/2 cup sweetened condensed milk and an ounce
of unsweetened baking chocolate over low heat. Cook and stir until mixture thickens. This
take about 4-5 minutes. Pour over crust and spread out. Put in refrigerator to cool.
Drain an 8 ounce can of crushed pineapple. Don’t throw out the juice, we need it.
OK so when I took the crust out of the oven I knocked over the pineapple. These scrapers from Pampered Chef
really do a great job on spills. Do you think I used the pineapple off the floor? Hey my floors are clean!
Just kidding, I always buy two of all the ingredients when I enter a contest, for reasons like this.
Slice 2 bananas into a bowl and pour 2 Tablespoons of pineapple juice over them.
Let them bathe in the juice for about 5 minutes.
Drain the bananas and arrange over the chocolate layer.
In a large mixing bowl, combine an 8 ounce cream cheese and 2 Tablespoons
of the pineapple juice.
Beat in 1 1/2 cups of softened pineapple sherbet.
Dump in one small box of instant vanilla pudding and beat for 2 minutes.
Measure out 1/3 cup of pineapple and pour the rest into the cream cheese mixture.
Fold in two cups of whipped cream.
Spread over banana slices. And lick the spoon and bowl.
Freeze until firm.
Remove from freezer and arrange cherries and pineapple around edges of pie
Drizzle with caramel and chocolate syrups.
Fill center with remaining whipped cream and top with chopped pecans and cherries.