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banana pudding trifle

Recipe by
Jolayne Cooper
Americus, GA

I found a recipe for Banana Pudding Trifle in the Southern Living Christmas Cookbook. It sounded wonderful, but I tweaked it to make it my own. Here is my version. I hope you enjoy, we sure did. There was nothing left after serving at our dinner this past week.

yield 10 -12
prep time 30 Min
cook time 10 Min
method Stove Top

Ingredients For banana pudding trifle

  • 1 1/2 c
  • 3/4 c
    all purpose flour
  • 1/2 tsp
  • 4 c
  • 8
    egg yolks
  • 1 Tbsp
    vanilla extract
  • 2 pkg
    pepperidge farms chessman cookies
  • 6
    ripe bananas, sliced
  • 6
    (1.4-oz.) chocolate-covered toffee candy bars, cut up or crushed
  • 4 c
    whipping cream
  • 4 Tbsp
    sifted powdered sugar

How To Make banana pudding trifle

  • 1
    Combine first 3 ingredients in a large heavy saucepan; whisk in milk. Bring to a boil over medium heat, whisking constantly. Remove from heat.
  • 2
    Beat egg yolks until thick and pale. Gradually stir one-fourth of hot mixture into yolks; add to remaining hot mixture, stirring constantly. Cook, stirring constantly, 1 minute. Stir in vanilla. Let the custard cool with plastic wrap directly on the custard so it won't form a skin.
  • 3
    When the custard is cooled, beat cream at medium speed with an electric mixer, gradually adding in the powdered sugar. Beat until soft peaks form.
  • 4
    Layer one-third of cookies in a 16-cup trifle bowl or 4-quart baking dish. Top with one-third of banana slices.
  • 5
    Spoon one-third of custard over banana, and sprinkle with 1/3 of crushed candy bar. Spoon one-third of whipped cream over the candy. Repeat layers twice, so there are 3 layers of everything. On the last layering, I put the candy on top for presentation.