My mother gave me this recipe, which an old friend had shared with her. When my children were still at home, we enjoyed this satisfying pudding often, and now I make it for company. There's no comparison between this recipe and the instant pudding mixes from the grocery store!
—Esther Matteson, South Bend, Indiana
WHEN my grandmother cooked at a small country school, she earned the reputation of good cook. This recipe was given to her when she was a young mother and it has been a family favorite for years. The bananas pair well with the creamy homemade pudding and the peanuts add a nice crunch.
"I add in additional fruit to get a little closer to all those servings you need every day. You can also try using different flavored puddings and fruit to switch up the recipe." Jackie Termont - Richmond, Virginia
Edna Perry of Rice, Texas blends cream cheese, sweetened condensed milk and whipped topping into instant pudding then layers this creamy concoction with vanilla wafers and sliced bananas. Served in a pretty glass bowl, the results make for a fancy yet fuss-free dessert.