Banana Split Dessert Pizza Recipe

Skip the sauce and the cheese on this pizza and instead add banana split toppings of bananas, cherries and pineapple.

July 2005

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    Bananas and creamy filling on a cookie crust is a delicious treat.
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Yield: one 12-inch pizza

This recipe originally aired in the July 2005 issue of Heart of the Home.


  • 1 can (14 oz.) sweetened condensed milk
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 6 tablespoons lemon juice, divided
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/2 cup plus 1 tablespoon butter OR margarine, softened, divided
  • 1/4 cup firmly packed brown sugar
  • 1 cup flour
  • 3/4 cup chopped nuts
  • 3 medium bananas, sliced, divided
  • 1 can (8 oz.) sliced pineapple, drained and cut in half
  • 10 to 12 maraschino cherries, drained and patted dry
  • Additional chopped nuts for garnish
  • 1 square (1 oz.) semisweet chocolate


  1. Heat oven to 375°F.
  2. In a medium bowl, combine sweetened condensed milk, sour cream, 4 tablespoons lemon juice and vanilla; mix well. Chill.
  3. In a large bowl, beat 1/2 cup butter and brown sugar until fluffy. Add flour and nuts; mix well.
  4. On a lightly greased pizza pan or baking sheet, press dough into a 12-inch circle, forming rim around edge. Prick with a fork. Bake for 10 to 12 minutes, or until golden brown. Cool.
  5. Arrange 2 sliced bananas on cooled crust. Spoon filling evenly over bananas. Dip remaining banana slices in remaining lemon juice; arrange on top along with pineapple, cherries and additional nuts.
  6. In a small saucepan, over low heat, melt chocolate with remaining butter; drizzle over pie. Chill thoroughly. Store leftovers, covered, in refrigerator. Yields one 12-inch pizza.

Editor's note: Crust and filling can be made in advance and held until ready to assemble. Cover crust and store at room temperature; store filling in refrigerator. Dessert is best if eaten same day as assembled.

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