This is a wonderful make-ahead pie that 's made of a chocolate cookie crumb crust spread with a sweet buttery layer, and a whipped cream filling studded with chopped dates, nuts, crushed pineapple and sliced bananas. Chocolate crumbs add a perfect finishi
INGREDIENTS (for 8 servings):
- 1/2 cup butter, softened
- 1 cup sifted confectioners' sugar
- 2 eggs, beaten
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 (12 ounce) package vanilla wafers, crushed
- 1 cup heavy cream
- 1 cup crushed pineapple, drained
- 3 large bananas, sliced
- 1 cup chopped dates
- 1 cup toasted walnuts, chopped
In a medium bowl, cream together butter and confectioners sugar. mix in eggs and vanilla extract. Spread half of cookie crumbs into bottom of a 9 inch pie pan. Spread creamed mixture evenly over the crumbs.
Whip cream until soft peaks form. Gently fold in pineapple, bananas, dates, and nuts. Spread over butter mixture. Top with remaining cookie crumbs.
Cover tightly with plastic wrap. Chill 24 hours before serving.