Banana Pudding

Good Eats Wednesday

When I was younger and my grandma would ask what kind of dessert I wanted for my birthday... I would respond without hesitating... Banana Pudding!

This year I thought about making my own, but didn't get around to it, needless to say it's still on my mind.

Here are a couple interesting variations of the dessert, that look almost as tasty as the original.

Blastin' Banana-Blueberry Pudding

Prep: 10 min., Cook: 20 min., Stand: 10 min., Chill: 4 hrs. If you prefer a less sweet banana pudding, go ahead and omit the powdered sugar from the whipped cream.
Makes 10 to 12 servings
4 cups milk
4 egg yolks
1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
1/3 cup all-purpose flour
2 tablespoons butter
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
1 (12-ounce) box vanilla wafers
4 large ripe bananas, sliced
2 cups frozen blueberries
1 1/2 cups whipping cream
3 tablespoons powdered sugar
Whisk together first 4 ingredients in a large saucepan over medium-low heat. Cook, whisking constantly, 20 minutes or until thickened. Remove from heat; stir in butter and vanilla until butter melts. Let stand 10 minutes.
Arrange half of vanilla wafers evenly in a 13- x 9-inch baking dish; top with half of banana slices and half of blueberries. Spoon half of pudding mixture evenly over fruit. Repeat layers. Cover and chill 4 hours.
Beat whipping cream at high speed with an electric mixer until foamy; gradually add powdered sugar, beating until soft peaks form. Spread evenly over chilled pudding. Serve immediately.
Recipe from: Sharon Lappohn, Leisure City, Florida, Southern Living, MARCH 2006

Quick & Tasty Banana Pudding

If you're serving a crowd, simply prepare the recipe as many times as needed. Prep: 10 min.
Makes 1 serving
1 small banana
3 tablespoons thawed nondairy whipped topping
2 tablespoons prepared vanilla pudding
2 vanilla wafers
Cut half of 1 small banana into slices; keep other half in the peel and save for another use. Layer 1 (5-oz.) glass with 1 Tbsp. thawed nondairy whipped topping, one-fourth of banana slices, 1 Tbsp. vanilla pudding, another fourth of banana slices, and 1 vanilla wafer. Repeat. Dollop with 1 Tbsp. thawed nondairy whipped topping.
Note: For testing purposes only, we used Hunt's Snack Pack Vanilla Pudding. One (3.5-oz.) pudding cup yields 6 Tbsp. pudding.
Recipe from: Southern Living, JANUARY 2008

Mama Daisy's Banana Pudding
(top image)
(Recipe courtesy of the Neely's/ Featured on Food Network-Down Home with the Neelys)

Cook Time: 20 min, Level: Easy, Yield 8 servings
2 1/2 cups
6 tablespoons all-purpose flour
Pinch salt
2 (12-ounce) cans evaporated
4 egg yolks
1/2 stick butter, cubed
1 teaspoon
vanilla extract
1 box vanilla wafers, plus more for garnish, crumbled
5 bananas, sliced
Whipped cream
In a 3-quart heavy saucepan on low heat, add sugar, flour and salt. Pour in the evaporated milk and stir constantly. The mixture will thicken slowly, about 15 minutes.
Lightly beat the egg yolks in a medium size bowl. Add a ladleful of the thickened milk mixture to the eggs and whisk, to temper the eggs. Add the egg mixture into the saucepan and continue to whisk and cook until incorporated, roughly 2 to 3 minutes.
Remove the saucepan from the heat and stir in the butter and the vanilla extract. Place the pudding into a bowl and cover with plastic wrap. Let cool in refrigerator for 2 1/2 hours.
Into a large bowl or trifle dish, add a layer of vanilla wafers, a layer of sliced bananas, and top with pudding. Add the whipped cream and then repeat the layers. Garnish with crumbled cookies on top.

Are you a fan of banana pudding?


  1. Ohhhhhhhh the hubs would LOVE this! He's a sucker for banana cream pie so I would imagine this would be a fav too.

  2. You're torturing me aren't you? You know how I've been trying to resist my're not helping!!! Banana Pudding is one of my all time favorites! I'm off now to go stuff my face with a carrot...sigh!!!!

    Karyn (French Charming)

  3. Thanks for the recipes! Everything looks delicious!!!

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  4. Hey, I'm craving it now, that picture is way too yummy ... and it's only breakfast time over here ;o

  5. OMG!!! that is way too familiar!!! My mom would make it all the time, the old fashioned homemade way. Gosh I miss it. Sounds like I need to remind her to start thinking about whipping up a batch...

  6. The pudding looks yummy. Your blog is very nice. The images are very beautiful. God is Great. Best wishes.

  7. Oh goodness, yes! How can one not love a good banana pudding? It's soft, silky, creamy, sweet and even a tad bit good for you thanks to the fruit :D

    Thank you very much for your comment on my blog, honey, I hope you have a fantastic Friday!

    ♥ Jessica


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