Grandma Katherine's Old fashioned banana pudding

Melissa Buchanan-Smith


Recipe by: Sarah Katherine Delbridge-McCrary 1922-2013

A childhood favorite.

Grandma would serve hot with a scoop of vanilla bean ice cream.



★★★★★ 1 vote

30 Min
20 Min


  • 3
    egg yolks, reserve whites
  • 3 c
  • 3 1/2 c
  • 4 Tbsp
  • 1 Tbsp
    vanilla extract
  • 4 Tbsp
  • 1 box
    vanilla wafers
  • 6

How to Make Grandma Katherine's Old fashioned banana pudding


  1. Mix all ingredients minus banana and wafers. Place in saucepan atop stove, cooking on low heat. Stirring constantly until thickened. The consistency of a pudding.
  2. Line bottom of casserole dish and up sides with vanilla wafers. 3 quart dish.
  3. Place a layer of sliced banana on top of wafers. Cover with pudding. Repeat layers till all has been used.
  4. Beat egg whites till stiff. Add 3 T sugar gently to whites. Place on top of pudding.

    My twist on grandmas recipe is a T of white Karo syrup in place of sugar.
  5. Bake at 350F until peaks are golden.

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About Grandma Katherine's Old fashioned banana pudding

Course/Dish: Puddings
Main Ingredient: Sugar
Regional Style: Southern
Other Tag: Heirloom

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