Southern Banana Pudding

Janna Kerr


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!!!

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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.

Note: If you want to serve this in a trifle dish, you'll need to double the recipe. Test Kitchen Avatar The Test Kitchen


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

How to Make Southern Banana Pudding


  1. Combine flour, sugar, and salt in a heavy saucepan.
  2. Beat egg yolks and milk, mixing well.
  3. Stir into dry ingredients, cook over medium heat, stirring constantly until smooth and thickened.
  4. Remove from heat and stir in vanilla.
  5. Layer one-third of the vanilla wafers in a 2-quart baking dish. Slice 2 bananas and layer over the wafers.
  6. Pour one-third of the filling over bananas.
  7. Repeat layers twice.
  8. Serve immediately or it can be served after cooling in the refrigerator.

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About Southern Banana Pudding

Course/Dish: Puddings
Main Ingredient: Dairy
Regional Style: Southern

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