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Comforting Banana Pudding

Total Time

Prep/Total Time: 30 min.


2 servings

This recipe is a terrific small-quantity alternative to banana cream pie.—Opal Hinson, Lubbock, Texas


  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 1-1/2 cups milk
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 8 vanilla wafers
  • 1 large firm banana, sliced


  1. In a saucepan, combine sugar and cornstarch; gradually stir in milk until smooth. Cook and stir over medium-high heat until thickened and bubbly. Reduce heat; cook and stir 2 minutes longer. Remove from the heat.
  2. Stir 1 cup hot mixture into egg; return all to the pan and bring to a gentle boil. Remove from the heat; stir in vanilla.
  3. Refrigerate for 15 minutes. Layer vanilla wafers and banana slices in parfait glasses or bowls. Top with pudding.

Nutrition Facts

1 each: 686 calories, 11g fat (5g saturated fat), 132mg cholesterol, 173mg sodium, 140g carbohydrate (124g sugars, 2g fiber), 10g protein.

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