Grandma’s Banana Pudding

by Melanie on August 30, 2010

My friend Celeste who is a true Southerner brought me a pan of banana pudding last week that was D-I-V-I-N-E! Seriously! My whole family LOVED it. She made it for me because I watched her youngest boy all day so she could go to a wedding in Nashville. I told her as she handed me this big beautiful dish of yumminess, that I would be happy to do it anytime!!

Banana Pudding is famous in the South. It is on the menu at most restraunts, and everybody talks about it. Somehow I never save room when we go out to eat and have not taken the time to find a good recipe to make it myself. So when my friend brought this over, I was very excited to dig in:)! I was equally as happy when she shared with me the recipe. It is her Grandmothers famous recipe, and I can see why! It is simple, easy and WONDERFUL!!

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Grandma’s Banana Pudding
submitted by Melanie (recipe source: Celeste’s Grandmother)

printable recipe here

Pudding
Scald 1 1/2 cups milk (I use whatever I have in my fridge – today it was 2%)

while waiting for milk,

mix together:
2 Tbls cornstarch
1/2 cup sugar
2 egg yolks
dash salt

Add 1/4 cup – 1/2 cup or so scalded milk to cornstarch mixture (this is so the egg yolks don’t cook), stir well, then add to remaining scalded milk. Stir with wire whisk on medium to medium/low heat until thickened. I stir constantly to prevent burning.

Layer with vanilla wafers and bananas, put 1/2 pudding on top of that and repeat layers. Top with fresh whipping cream.

Melanie – for the size pan(10×13) I made for you, I tripled the pudding recipe, used 1 box of wafers, and probably 8-10 bananas. Also, my grandmother noted NO VANILLA!!

{ 6 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Mindy August 30, 2010 at 12:40 pm

Sounds like a fun and yummy recipe! And what a sweet friend to bring you such a yummy dessert.

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2 Jane @ Sweet Basil Kitchen August 30, 2010 at 7:21 pm

One of my favorite restaurents offer a banana pudding similar to this. Recently we were getting unexpected company and I was in a panic what to fix for dessert. Our local grocery store had KozyShack banana pudding in the refrigerator section so I bought some and vanilla wafers to make this dessert. Honestly, it was delicious. I seldom buy readymade food, but the ingredients on the package was all natural. Homemade is still always best!

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3 Brittany August 30, 2010 at 11:59 pm

looks yummy – can't wait to try it!

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4 Karista August 31, 2010 at 11:10 am

I just found your blog and I must say I love it! The food looks decadent and is making me hungry. :) A beautiful and relevant food blog! Happy Cooking!

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5 Carissa Poyfair August 31, 2010 at 11:18 pm

Maybe this is a stupid question, but what does it mean to "scald" the milk? The banana pudding sounds delicious and I can't wait to make it!

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6 simplysandi September 2, 2010 at 4:24 am

I LOVE banana pudding.. this is a very interesting recipe. I am going to definitely give it a try!

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