Monday, January 9, 2012

Banana Pudding

I have known several people in my life that have claimed banana pudding as their favorite dessert.  I was scrolling though a friend's old copies of Southern Living magazine, and I found this recipe in an issue from 1988.  I have probably made this 100 times, and it is always wonderful.  I love it when it is served warm, but preferably not after a rich meal.  You will find this dessert to be rich enough on its own.  As always, I would love to hear from you if you make this.  Enjoy!

2/3 cup sugar
3 tbsp cornstarch
1/4 cup water
2 eggs, separated (whites at room temp)
1 1/2 cups milk
1 tsp vanilla extract
18-24 vanilla wafers
2 medium ripe bananas, sliced
1/8 tsp cream of tartar
2tbsp sugar

Method: Combine 2/3 c of sugar and cornstarch in a heavy sauce pan; mix well.  Stir in water; mix well.  Beat egg yolks, add milk mixing well.  Cook over medium heat stirring constantly until mixture boils.  Boil 1 minute, stirring constantly until thickened.  Remove from heat; stir in vanilla.  Cool slightly.  Arrange 1/2 of vanilla wafers in bottom of 1 1/2 quart baking dish.  Spread with half of pudding, top with banana slices.  Arrange remaining wafers on outside of dish, spread with remaining pudding.  

Combine egg whites ( at room temp) with cream of tartar; beat at high speed with electric mixer until foamy.  Gradually add 2 tbs of sugar beating until stiff peaks form.  Spread over pudding sealing to edge of the dish.

Bake at 400 degrees for 8-10 minutes or until golden brown.  Serve warm or at room temperature.  (I prefer it warm.)  Enjoy!


Sandra said...

This looks so yummy!

Adele said...

Wow! This looks so different to anything I've seen before xoxo

le said...

this looks divine ! total yummy - thanks for dropping by the third - off to read more le xox

colleen said...

wow - that last pictures looks pretty impressive.

Gawgus things... said...

Double wow! Looks amazing :)

Emma xx

Fabrizia said...

The result seems really delicious, yummy!

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Portuguese Prepster said...

I love banana pudding! this looks delish!

Teresa said...

i think i'm gonna cry right now cause this looks so yummy!!! i love desserts with banana, so i'm definitely trying this soon! one of my resolutions is to increase my skills in the kitchen haha


Jax said...

I loveeee banana pudding! That looks so yummy :)

amy b.s. said...

and i am so stealing this!

Mandy Crandell said...

Wow!!!! This looks so tasty!

Erin said...

If this was in my kitchen I would have some for breakfast.

Joanna said...

This looks so yummy!!! :)

Emmy said...

Thanks for sharing the recipe! The final product looks so darn tasty:)

hello, Friday said...

Oh, yummm!! xoxo

Morgan said...

Oh wow! This looks so good!

Sizzle and Zoom said...

The photos are great and it looks yummy!

Neon Blonde Runner said...

OOh that looks delicious, I love the look of the fluffy stuff on top, lightly browned!

Eleanor at Mirror Of My World said...

wow yum!!! delicious xxxx

Paislea Elyse said...

mmmmmm!!! this looks so tasty!!!

Elle Sees said...

i tend to be very picky over my banana pudding and hate most i've tried, but i can tell i'd love this! it's made the RIGHT way. ;)

BlueVanilla said...

Droooollll!! YUM! I must make this!...Like today!

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Sabrina said...

beautiful and good!!!

Bonnie said...

Don't get mad at me, but I have never tried it. I know, right??? SHAME.
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ajg-jane said...

I'm makin' this over the weekend! I love banana pudding, but I've never made it!

Vanisha @ Vanisha's Life In...Australia said...

Oh my goodness this looks so delicious! And how lucky you were with such an old recipe!

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Gillie said...

Mmm that looks delicious! Great blog, I"m now following!

xo Gillie

Anonymous said...

this looks soooo delish!!

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Anonymous said...

now this looks HEAVENLY!!
xo, k

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Dessert Darling said...

Banana pudding is one of the most iconic desserts. The flavor of the fruit permeates the pudding, the cookies soften and everything slowly melds together into a desert that is greater than the sum of its parts. Thanks for sharing the wonderful recipe.

Best Banana Pudding

Fashion Meets Food said...

This looks absolutely amazing! I am having a few people over this weekend and think this is a must make! xo

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