Monday, December 20, 2010

Domestic Fashionista: Christmas Recipe

Today is a cool day because Ashley over at Domestic Fashionista and I are swapping recipes! Ashley's was one of the first "home" blogs I started reading regularly, and she doesn't disappoint.

She's got a fabulous, mouth-watering pie recipe to share here, and I sent an easy (yet highly addictive!) Christmas candy recipe to her blog for the day. (Check it out here) Hope you'll leave both of us some comment love today in the Christmas spirit! 

Take it away, Ashley!

During the holiday baking season, I try to use this time as an opportunity to try new dessert recipes. Though the traditional holiday desserts are delicious, it is fun to mix it up and give your guests something new to try.

This year I tried a new recipe for a banana blueberry cheesecake. It is amazing!

First, bake your pie crust. I used a store bought one and fluted the edges.

Unfortunately when it baked it did not stay up. Any advice to keeping it stand up? No still tastes delicious nonetheless.

Layer the bottom of the pie crust with sliced bananas.
Mix together softened cream cheese (the 1/3 less fat is just as delicious but a little more guilt free--the nonfat kind does not taste as good though), Cool Whip, powdered sugar, and lemon juice.

Cover your bananas with the cream cheese mixture.

Top it all with a can of blueberry pie filling. Refrigerate until ready to serve. This can be made a few days in advance.

Shortly before serving or on the day of, top with whipped cream.
Easy...delicious...and definitely a crowd pleaser. Enjoy!

Banana Blueberry Cream Cheese Pie
1 pastry crust
2 bananas
8 oz cream cheese, softened
8 oz Cool Whip
1/2 cup powdered sugar
1 tsp. lemon juice
1 can blueberry pie filling
Bake crust according to directions. Line bottom of crust with sliced bananas. Combine cream cheese and Cool Whip. Add powdered sugar and lemon juice. Top with pie filling. Chill about an hour before serving. Top with whipped cream.

Thank you for having me, Amanda! It is always fun to share new and easy recipes with one another! For yummy treats, projects, and day-to-day home life, please visit me at Domestic Fashionista!

Thanks again, Ashley! 

I hope the start to your Christmas week is jolly, readers! I have another recipe to share with you this week, as well as a few other fun posts. Happy Monday!


  1. A recipe swap is a great idea! I clicked right over to Ashley's and got your recipe there--yum!!! And Ashley's recipe is just beautiful!

    Oh, boy, I need to get out of this chair and do some exercising. Too many Christmas treats!

  2. Ashley's pie looks delish, and isn't that cracker toffee amazingly good? I've been known to make a little personal batch on an evening when I need a little treat.

  3. Oh how yummy!!!! That pie looks gorgeous and yummy and I am not a big blueberry fan! Wow!

    I may have to try this one sometime. Thanks for sharing!

  4. I have never had blueberry and banana together before, but I'm totally willing to sacrifice myself in the name of baking... :)

  5. Yummy Yummy! I love all pies with bananas in it!! I want to try also your recipe! Thank you for sharing and for letting us know about Ashley's blog :) Merry Christmas

  6. A recipe blog swap is a fun idea. I wish I liked bananas so I could try this. Maybe I could make it without the bananas.

  7. Bananas and blueberry Love it, Quite a combination.

  8. This looks like heaven, I just asked my mom to bring it with her on Christmas Day!
    This is gonna sound weird, but it works to hold a crust in place while baking it.
    Fill the inside of the fluted crust with white dry beans (I keep about 6 cups of beans just for this purpose). And bake crust as usual. Pour out the beans when the crust has cooled. Easy!
    Hope that helps!

  9. Mmm! Looks delicious! And it's beautiful, too! The whip cream is my favorite part (:

  10. This is pretty easy! I would love to make this every week! Looks delicious.

  11. Love your recipe swap idea with Ashley, I'm going to go check out her blog now.
    *baking pie crust you want to have stand up? fill pie crust with beans. It won't fall


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