Blueberry Banana Cream Pie {recipe}

Living in a major agricultural area, I have so many fresh options of fruits and veggies to choose from this time of year!  The rest of the summer I would to share with you some of my creations with local produce and things out of my own garden that hopefully end up growing! 

First off, we had our first trip to our local Berry Farm and picked up some of their yummy Duke blueberries.  My husband LOVED this pie…the blueberries had a small amount of tang to them and was a perfect contrast to the sweetness of the rest of the pie.  This is super easy and everyone will love it!

Blueberry Banana Cream Pie

6 ounces cream cheese, softened (I used reduced fat)
1 can (14 ounces) sweetened condensed milk
3/4 cup cold water
1 package (3.4 ounces) instant vanilla pudding mix
1 cup heavy whipping cream, whipped (just whipped, DO NOT add any thing else to it)
2 medium bananas, cut into 1/4-inch slices
2 teaspoons lemon juice
1 cup fresh blueberries
1 prepared Nilla wafer crust
additional blueberries for garnish, optional

In a large bowl, beat cream cheese until smooth. Beat in the condensed milk until smooth.  Then beat in the water and pudding mix. Fold in whipped cream.

In a resealable plastic bag, add bananas and lemon juice; toss until bananas are coated. Drain and discard lemon juice.
Spread with half of the cream cheese mixture into Nilla wafer crust. Top with bananas and blueberries. Spread with remaining cream cheese mixture. Refrigerate for 3 hours or until set. Refrigerate leftovers. 

Yield: 8 servings. (Next time I’m going to do 2 pie crusts and double the bananas and blueberries to make 2 pies and top them off with some sweetened whipped cream.  As you can see in the picture these was tons on filling for just one pie)

Recipe Source:  Real Mom Kitchen