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southern banana pudding

(4 ratings)
Blue Ribbon Recipe by
Janna Kerr
Nederland, TX

I love love love banana pudding. It is my all-time favorite Southern dessert. Eating it warm, right after I make it is the absolute best. It is really easy and quick to make. I've tried other recipes that try to cut corners but, in my opinion, this is the best recipe. Yummmmm!!!

Blue Ribbon Recipe

There is nothing more Southern than a rich and creamy banana pudding. Most Southerners have memories of their mother or grandmother standing at the stove and stirring a pudding until it thickens. This from-scratch banana pudding is perfectly sweet and creamy. That with the layers of banana and vanilla wafers is the ultimate comfort dessert. Enjoy this warm or cooled... it's delicious both ways.

— The Test Kitchen @kitchencrew
(4 ratings)
method Stove Top

Ingredients For southern banana pudding

  • 3-1/2 Tbsp
    all-purpose flour
  • 1-1/3 c
  • dash
  • 3
    egg yolks
  • 3 c
  • 1 tsp
  • 1 box
    vanilla wafers
  • 6 md

How To Make southern banana pudding

Test Kitchen Tips
If you want to serve this in a trifle dish, you'll need to double the recipe.
  • Flour, sugar, and salt in a heavy saucepan.
    Combine flour, sugar, and salt in a heavy saucepan.
  • Whisking together egg yolks and milk.
    Beat egg yolks and milk, mixing well.
  • Eggs poured into dry ingredients and cooking on stove.
    Stir into dry ingredients, cook over medium heat, stirring constantly until smooth and thickened.
  • Stirring vanilla into thickened cream.
    Remove from heat and stir in vanilla.
  • A layer of vanilla wafers and bananas in a baking dish.
    Layer one-third of the vanilla wafers in a 2-quart baking dish. Slice 2 bananas and layer over the wafers.
  • Pouring a third of the pudding over the bananas.
    Pour one-third of the filling over bananas.
  • Repeating the layers of the pudding, bananas, and wafers.
    Repeat layers twice.
  • Southern Banana Pudding ready to be served.
    Serve immediately or it can be served after cooling in the refrigerator.