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old fashion rich vanilla banana pudding

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Recipe by
Anywhere, AL

I only wish this picture turned out as good as dessert did!! This is my delicious tasting banana pudding recipe that'll take you way back to your childhood; it’s been a staple at church suppers, potlucks, Sunday dinners, and Fourth of July picnics etc. A satisfying comfort food, reminds me of my Grandma!! This pudding is rich, creamy and luscious flavor of vanilla and real cream!!

(1 rating)
yield 6 serving(s)
prep time 40 Min
cook time 10 Min
method Bake

Ingredients For old fashion rich vanilla banana pudding

  • 4
    large eggs, separated
  • 1/2 c
  • 1/4 c
  • 1/16 tsp
  • 2 1/2 c
    whole milk
  • 1/2
    vanilla bean,slit lengthwise, seeds scraped and reserved
  • 1 1/2 tsp
  • 11 oz
    vanilla wafers
  • 3
  • whipping cream topping
  • 1 c
    heavy cream, cold
  • 2 Tbsp
    confectioners’ sugar
  • 1/2 tsp
    vanilla extract
  • meringue topping
  • 5
    egg whites, room temp.
  • 6 Tbsp
  • 1/4 tsp
    cream of tartar
  • 1/2 tsp
    vanilla extract

How To Make old fashion rich vanilla banana pudding

  • 1
    Removing the vanilla seeds from pod; Place the bean on a flat surface. Hold the bean flat with one hand, and split the bean in half lengthwise with a sharp paring knife. 2. Use the back side of the paring knife's blade to scrape the dark, moist pulp from the bean; that way you will not get any strings from the vanilla pod in the seeds.
  • 2
    In a large bowl, whisk together egg yolks and sugar.
  • 3
    In a large saucepan, combine flour and salt
  • 4
    Whisk in milk and vanilla beans.
  • 5
    Bring the ingredients to a simmer over medium heat, stirring constantly.
  • 6
    Remove from heat. Stir half of hot milk mixture into egg yolk mixture.
  • 7
    Add egg/milk mixture to the sauce pan with the remaining milk mixture. Return to stove. Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, until comes to a simmer.
  • 8
    Once simmering begins, cook, stirring constantly, until thickened, approximately 2 minutes.
  • 9
    Remove from the heat, stir in butter until melted. Pour pudding in a heat proof bowl, and place saran wrap directly over the pudding, and seal edges. This prevents a "skin" over pudding. Cool the pudding at room temperature for about 2 hours.
  • 10
    IF USING MERINGUE TOPPING: Preheat oven to 375°F. Line the bottom of a 9×9-inch pan with a layer of vanilla wafers. ​Meringue Topping Ingredients: 5 egg whites, room temperature 6 tablespoons sugar 1/4 teaspoon cream of tartar 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract​ ​ Beat the egg whites at high speed until they form soft peaks. Add the cream of tartar. At high speed, gradually add the sugar, a tablespoon at a time, and beat until stiff peaks form. Fold the vanilla into the meringue.
  • 11
    Place a layer of banana slices on top of the vanilla wafers. Pour half of the pudding over the banana layer. Put down another layer of vanilla wafers, another layer of banana slices, and cover with the remaining pudding. Spread the meringue over the pudding, sealing it at the sides of the dish. Bake until meringue browns, 12 to 15 minutes.
  • 12
    IF USING WHIPPING CREAM TOPPING: Topping: 1 cup heavy whipping cream 2 1/2 tbsps. confectioners’ sugar ½ tsp. vanilla Pour the cream into a well-chilled bowl. Using an electric hand mixer or balloon whisk, beat the cream to the desired consistency. For soft peaks, the cream will be just thick enough to hold its shape in soft billows, about 2-4 minutes Add the vanilla and confectioners' sugar; continue whipping on medium speed until the soft peaks return, 2 to 3 minutes.
  • 13
    Line each serving glass with a single layer with 3 tablespoons of pudding, 4 broken vanilla wafers then a few slices of banana, then top with whipped cream,
  • 14
    Repeat creating 3 layers and finishing with a pudding layer. Serve this old fashion rich vanilla banana pudding warm, or refrigerate up to 4 hours to soften the cookies.
  • 15
    Top each dessert with a generous dollop of whipped cream. Garnish with pumpkin pie spice, a vanilla wafer and slice of banana.
  • 16
    I sure hope you'll give this recipe a try. If you do, be sure to leave myself a comment or two in the section at the bottom of this page and let me know ... Greatly Appreciated, Cyann : - )