I’m sure you remember the viral “Patti pie” video from James Wright a year or so ago. Patti LaBelle’s Sweet Potato Pie flew off the shelves and people were lined up across the country trying to get one for the holidays.
After the famous pie craze she followed with fruit cobblers and a sweet potato pie with pecans.
Well, my friends, it’s a new year, and LaBelle has resolved to bring even more delicious goodness to your dinner table in 2017. This time I think she has another hit: Banana Pudding.
Rich, old-fashioned, creamy, comforting and delicious, LaBelle’s Banana Pudding is layered with a rich banana pudding, a banana pudding mousse and crumbled vanilla wafers topped with 12 vanilla wafers and more crumbled wafers. How can you go wrong with this Southern classic dessert?
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Just like all of LaBelle’s desserts, the banana pudding started with a family recipe and is made with quality ingredients for an authentic, home-style taste.
True to her Southern roots, LaBelle’s recipe is simple and delicious, just like the original dessert made famous after the Civil War when bananas arrived in the states.
I am particularly excited about this dessert at Wal-Mart because you can’t find fresh banana pudding at most grocery stores. And seriously, with everyone going crazy these days, working 24/7, running kids back-and-forth between soccer practice and dance class, no one really has time to think of a home-style dessert for the family. And who would ever turn down something so comforting as banana pudding?
So when you’re out and about and you hear someone screaming “Oh Patti!” you now know they must be enjoying some of this creamy banana pudding and vanilla wafers.
Thank you, Patti, and keep those desserts coming, my friend.
Chef Jasper J. Mirabile Jr. of Jasper’s runs his family’s 62-year-old restaurant with his brother. Mirabile is a culinary instructor, founding member of Slow Food Kansas City and a national board member of the American Institute of Wine and Food. He is host to many famous chefs on his weekly radio show “Live! From Jasper’s Kitchen” on KCMO 710 AM and 103.7 FM. He also sells dressings and sauces.