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Banana Pudding Recipe
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Banana Pudding Recipe

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I didn’t see my son, Lance Corporal Eric Harris, for more than two years after he enlisted in the Marines after high school. And when I saw him for the first time at the airport last fall, I just grabbed hold of him and busted out crying. When we got home, the first thing he ate was two bowls of my banana pudding. He’s a true Southern boy! It’s a dessert, but you can have it for breakfast, lunch or dinner. —Stephanie Harris, Montpelier, Virginia
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 35 min. + chilling
MAKES:9 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 35 min. + chilling
MAKES: 9 servings

Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 3 cups 2% milk
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 8 ounces vanilla wafers (about 60 cookies), divided
  • 4 large ripe bananas, cut into 1/4-inch slices

Nutritional Facts

1 serving: 302 calories, 7g fat (2g saturated fat), 80mg cholesterol, 206mg sodium, 55g carbohydrate (37g sugars, 2g fiber), 7g protein .

Directions

  1. In a large saucepan, mix sugar, flour and salt. Whisk in milk. Cook and stir over medium heat until thickened and bubbly. Reduce heat to low; cook and stir 2 minutes longer. Remove from heat.
  2. In a small bowl, whisk eggs. Whisk a small amount of hot mixture into eggs; return all to pan, whisking constantly. Bring to a gentle boil; cook and stir 2 minutes. Remove from heat. Stir in vanilla. Cool 15 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  3. In an ungreased 8-in. square baking dish, layer 25 vanilla wafers, half of the banana slices and half of the pudding. Repeat layers.
  4. Press plastic wrap onto surface of pudding. Refrigerate 4 hours or overnight. Just before serving, crush remaining wafers and sprinkle over top. Yield: 9 servings.
Originally published as Banana Pudding in Taste of Home June/July 2013


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kate28 User ID: 8389978 250112
Reviewed Jul. 5, 2016

"5-Stars! Just like my mom use to make! Turned out great!"

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rprust User ID: 3826682 250065
Reviewed Jul. 4, 2016

"My mom is from Virginia and always made this. All pies and puddings from scratch are the best! Please tell your son Thank You for his service and God Bless. Thank you too, I can't imagine not seeing either of my boys for two years!"

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sweetbitters User ID: 8365979 248759
Reviewed May. 28, 2016

"I haven't tried this recipe (but I will), reminds me of the way my great Aunt made it except she also put meringue on hers. Would keep the pudding from getting a skin on top. Can't wait!"

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TNbluffbaker User ID: 46423 248405
Reviewed May. 19, 2016

"The end results are worth the work! Reminds me of what my mother used to make. I dip the bananas in lemon juice to keep them from turning brown, especially since this lasts a few days at my house."

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Me.lee User ID: 8637523 243450
Reviewed Feb. 8, 2016

"I love banana pudding and that is just what this is, if you want something else ask for that recipe!

This is great"

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LoveToCookChicken User ID: 7580213 241799
Reviewed Jan. 15, 2016

"I found this very easy to make and most important very delicious. It took a lot of will power not to finish it after tasting the first piece. Keep in mind that you must have patience while stirring the mixture in the first step. This can take time but it will eventually thicken. Bon appetite!!!!"

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melody52 User ID: 1427799 240147
Reviewed Dec. 24, 2015

"Cook til thick...Perfect!"

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MaryJFisher User ID: 7340573 238640
Reviewed Dec. 2, 2015

"This is the best banana pudding recipe I've found. I've made it twice in the last two weeks and it was devoured both times. As for the pudding not being thick enough, you have to cook it until it is thick. This is an awesome recipe!"

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JMonty2 User ID: 8586248 235606
Reviewed Oct. 25, 2015

"This is absolutely the best tasting banana pudding. Follow directions and it turns out perfect. I've made it several times now and it's that real old time homemade flavor!!"

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PenelopeWin User ID: 5924001 229899
Reviewed Jul. 20, 2015

"When I made this the custard/pudding smelled and tasted so great I couldn't wait to taste the completed dessert. However, with the bananas you could not taste the pudding. Now I know it is banana pudding but that was literally all I could taste. If I make this again, I might use less bananas and also I think I will do a graham crust. i might even use strawberries instead. I don't think the flavor of the strawberries will be so overwhelming."

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