Banana Custard Pudding
Total TimePrep: 5 min. Cook: 15 min. + chilling
- 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 Facts1 cup: 235 calories, 7g fat (3g saturated fat), 172mg cholesterol, 125mg sodium, 38g carbohydrate (34g sugars, 1g fiber), 5g protein.
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.
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!