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caramelized banana pudding

a recipe by
Joan Penney
Platte City, MO

This Southern Girl LOVES banana pudding! Caramelized bananas add depth and adding a little bit of that goodness to the pudding just takes it over the top. Trust me, it will make you slap your thighs (cause I don’t believe in “slapping yo Mama!”)

serves 8
prep time 10 Min
cook time 15 Min
method Stove Top

Ingredients For caramelized banana pudding

  • 9
    yellow bananas, sliced lengthwise
  • 3/4 c
    brown sugar (divided)
  • 1 tsp
    cinnamon (divided)
  • 4 Tbsp
    corn starch
  • 1/4 tsp
  • 2 1/2 c
    heavy cream
  • 1 Tbsp
  • 1 1/2 tsp
    pure vanilla extract
  • 36
    vanilla wafers

How To Make caramelized banana pudding

  • 1
    Heat oven to 450. Line baking sheet with parchment paper. Combine 1/4 c sugar and 1/2 t cinnamon in shallow dish. Slice bananas lengthwise, and rub in cinnamon-sugar mix. Place bananas on baking sheet. Bake 15-20 min, discard any liquid accumulated. While bananas are baking, prepare pudding.
  • 2
    Whisk remaining 1/2 c sugar, 1/2 t cinnamon, corn starch, and salt in heavy pot. Slowly whisk in heavy cream (avoid lumps!). Cook over medium heat 7-10 min or until thick enough to hold a line drawn on back of spoon. Add butter and vanilla extract to pudding. Mash 1 1/2 halves baked bananas and add to pudding. Cover with plastic wrap and store in fridge 45 min to 1 hour.
  • 3
    Layer an 8x8 pan with wafers, 5 1/2 banana halves, top with 1/3 pudding. Repeat layers two more times ending with pudding. Cover and chill