When we jumped from the city to the country I had no idea of all the fringe benefits awaiting me.
For example, I live in a county full of bakers.
Good, mouth-watering, melt-in-your-mouth, recipes-passed-down-from-generation-to-generation with extra butter kind of bakers.
The church potluck looks like something out of food network gone wild.
And makes it so hard to remember…..
…..that I really should be eating broccoli.
And every year all those bakers get together and have a charity dessert auction to benefit the basketball team.
They start with a table full of desserts and auction them off one by one and the bidding can get a little wild.
Pumpkin pies and peach pies and banana pudding go for almost a car payment.
But the winner this year?
The dessert that everyone wanted?
The one that made me wish I had a trust fund so I could guarantee it came home with me?
Brownie Banana Split Pie.
A layer of brownies and a layer of this and a layer of that and toss it all together and you end up with something that will make you the talk of the next church pot luck.
Shhhh….don’t tell….but I managed to get the recipe with the secret ingredient.
And it’s not broccoli.
Brownie Banana Split Pizza
1 pkg (13 x 9) brownie mix
2 pkgs. cream cheese softened
2/3 cup sugar
1 can (8 oz.) crushed pineapple, drained
3 – 4 bananas sliced
15 -20 strawberries sliced
1/2 cup chopped nuts
2 Tbsp. Nesquick Chocolate Syrup (secret ingredient)
1. Pre-heat oven to 375 degrees.
2. Mix brownie mix as directed on the package.
3. Place parchment paper on 15-inch baking stone (pizza pan). Pour brownie mixture on paper and spread into a 14-inch circle. Do NOT try without using parchment paper…the batter will run off the stone while baking.
4. Bake 15 to 20 minutes or until set. Cool.
5. Mix cream cheese and sugar until smooth. Spread over brownie “crust”. Top with fruit and nuts. Drizzle chocolate syrup over pizza. Chill. Cut into wedges with a pizza cutter.
PS Tomorrow is all things decorating.
I spent the day partnering with Make-a-Wish and two of the most talented decorators EVER!
So many pictures and ideas and diy inspiration (just for example….check out this ceiling made out of tobacco boards from a local barn).
See you tomorrow for Day 5!
It’s day 4 of the 12 days of Christmas!
And here’s today’s Christmas links from some of my favorite people.