Old-Fashioned Banana Pudding Made Easy

Elaine Bovender


I used to love this tasty banana pudding as a child. My mom would make it sometimes for dessert with our Sunday dinner or if we were having company. It's rich and delicious and has a yummy meringue topping, but very easy! I hope you enjoy this old-timey, but easy recipe.

★★★★★ 1 vote
5 to 6
5 Min
15 Min
Stove Top


1 box
vanilla pudding, cooked variety, large sized
1 box
vanilla wafers, large size
4 or 5 medium
bananas, very ripe
2 large
egg yolks
3 c


4 large
egg whites, room temperature
1/2 c
1 dash(es)


1Empty contents of pudding mix into a medium sauce pan. Add egg yolks and milk. Stir well. Place pan on medium heat and heat to boiling, stirring constantly until pudding is thickened, set aside.
2In a casserole dish, layer vanilla wafers on the bottom and pour about one cup of pudding over the wafers. Peel and slice bananas and layer half of the sliced bananas over the pudding. Crush some of the wafers and layer over the bananas. Add another cup of pudding layering remaining bananas, more crushed vanilla wafers. Cover with final cup of pudding. Mix meringue as follows.
3MERINGUE: Add egg whites to mixing bowl and sprinkle with salt. Beat until foamy and gradually add sugar while beating constantly. Beat until stiff peaks form and then spread over pudding.
4Bake at 325 degrees for about 10 minutes or until meringue is set and golden.
5ABOUT THE VANILLA WAFERS: There's not really any precise amount to add, it's just a matter of taste. Just add as little or as many as you like. I like a lot of them! :)

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Puddings, Other Desserts
Main Ingredient: Dairy
Regional Style: Southern
Other Tag: Quick & Easy