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Home-Style Banana Pudding

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Banana Pudding

Home-Style Banana Pudding

Diana Rattray
Arrange this delicious banana pudding in a glass serving bowl or individual dessert glasses.


  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 3 cups milk, low fat or whole
  • 3 large egg yolks
  • 3 tablespoons butter, room temperature
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • vanilla wafer cookies
  • 3 to 4 bananas, ripe but firm
  • sweetened whipped cream or whipped topping
  • banana slices for garnish
  • mint sprigs, optional


In a bowl, combine the sugar, salt, and flour; stir to blend. Slowly stir in milk until smooth. Pour into the top of a double boiler over simmering water. Cook, whisking frequently, until the mixture begins to thicken.

In a small bowl, whisk the egg yolks; gradually whisk in about 1 cup of the slightly thickened hot milk mixture. Return egg mixture to the double boiler, stir in the vanilla and butter, and continue whisking and cooking until well thickened. Remove from heat and set aside to cool slightly.

In tall dessert glasses or a 2-quart serving dish, make a layer of vanilla wafers then sliced banana. Spoon some of the pudding over the banana layer then layer more vanilla wafers and banana slices, topping with more pudding. Serve with whipped cream topping. If using short dessert dishes, use only one layer each of the wafers, banana slices, and pudding, and then top with a dollop of whipped cream. Garnish each serving with a few slices of banana and a mint sprig if desired.
Serves 6 to 8.

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 5 out of 5
Best Banana Pudding ever, Member Hogleg

This is the way that my mother and her oldest sister (my aunt) made their banana pudding and it is great. A lot better than the ones made with instant pudding now days, and not that difficult to make either.

7 out of 7 people found this helpful.

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