banana pudding

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By Joyce Lowery
from Sterlington, LA

This recipe came from my great grandmother's sister. Her granddaughter sent it to me saying it probably came off a cookie package but that it has always been a traditional dish for their family.

serves 6
prep time 15 Min
cook time 30 Min
method Stove Top

Ingredients For banana pudding

  • 1/4 c
    plain flour
  • 1 c
  • 2 c
    whole milk
  • 2 Tbsp
  • 1 tsp
    vanilla extract
  • 1 box
    vanilla wafer cookies
  • 4 md
    bananas, peeled and sliced

How To Make banana pudding

  • 1
    Butter a 2 quart pyrex dish. layer bananas and vanilla wafers in the buttered dish.
  • 2
    Combine eggs, sugar, flour, and milk in double boiler. Cook until mixture thickens to coat a spoon (sauce will be thin).
  • 3
    Remove from the heat. Add butter and vanilla. Cool before pouring over layered bananas and cookies. You can serve it like this or make a meringue and put it over the pudding baking until golden.
  • 4
    Suggestion from Carol Watson: Add 1/4 cup creamy peanut butter when you add the butter and vanilla.
  • 5
    My daughter - in - law mashes the bananas instead of slicing. One recipe says to add the mashed bananas to the egg mixture while cooking; then pour over layered bananas and cookies.
  • 6
    This recipe is very similar to the one that my mother made. She only used the egg yolks in the pudding. When Shannon was about 4 years old, he was staying at my parents. They went to buy groceries and Shannon picked up a piece of paper from the floor and pretended to be reading a grocery list that goes like this: bananas and vanilla wafers to make a banana pudding. He loved banana pudding!

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