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Banana Custard Pudding

This banana custard pudding is easy to stir up anytime. —Hazel Fritchie, Palestine, Illinois
  • Total Time
    Prep: 5 min. Cook: 15 min. + chilling
  • Makes
    4 servings


  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1-1/2 cups milk
  • 3 egg yolks, lightly beaten
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 medium firm banana, sliced
  • Fresh mint, optional


  • In a small saucepan, combine the sugar, cornstarch and salt. Stir in milk until smooth. Cook and stir over medium-high heat until thickened and bubbly. Reduce heat to low; cook and stir for 2 minutes longer. Remove from the heat. Stir a small amount of hot filling into egg yolks; return all to the pan, stirring constantly. Bring to a gentle boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes. Remove from the heat; gently stir in vanilla.
  • Cover and chill for 1 hour. Just before serving, fold in banana. Garnish with mint if desired.
Nutrition Facts
1 cup: 235 calories, 7g fat (3g saturated fat), 172mg cholesterol, 125mg sodium, 38g carbohydrate (34g sugars, 1g fiber), 5g protein.

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  • Maxi
    Jul 17, 2017

    I made this last night so this is my personal opinion. It is a little too sweet for my liking. I would reduce the sugar by about 1/3 as bananas are naturally sweet, so there is no real need to have 1/2 cup sugar for that small amount of custard. The consistency is good but for those who are wondering if it is firm enough for pie filling, I suggest a teaspoon more cornstarch. A very easy recipe to work with. Thanks for sharing.

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    Jun 23, 2013

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    Nov 21, 2012

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    Oct 15, 2012

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  • sherry_vinigrette
    Apr 26, 2012

    To field editor Hazel Fritchie of Palestine, Illinois - how creamy is this pudding? Would it hold up for slicing in a baked pie shell or graham cracker crust? If it's not thick enough, could I use unflavored gelatin to give it some body and not ruin the recipe? Thanks very much!

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    Apr 11, 2012

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    Feb 16, 2008

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