An old fashioned banana pudding recipe. My husband loves when it is warm.

Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
cook:
15 mins
total:
30 mins
Servings:
4
Yield:
4 servings
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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • In a double boiler over simmering water, combine eggs, milk, sugar, cornstarch and salt. Stir constantly and cook until thick, about 15 minutes. Remove from heat and stir in vanilla and margarine.

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  • Place a layer of vanilla wafers in a glass serving dish. Top with half the bananas. Top with half the pudding. Repeat. Serve immediately or refrigerate until serving.

Nutrition Facts

583 calories; protein 11.6g; carbohydrates 97.2g; fat 17.8g; cholesterol 105.2mg; sodium 422.4mg. Full Nutrition
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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
01/19/2007
The ingredients are just right. For inexperienced cooks, a few suggestions: while the water in the double boiler is heating, don't place the top pan over the water yet. Mix the sugar, salt and cornstarch together in a bowl, add milk and eggs. Beat all together, pour into the room-temperature top part of double boiler. When water is boiling, lower to a simmer, and place top pan over water. This method prevents lumps, and keeps pudding from sticking to pan. We also like to top the pudding with a bit of whipped cream. Thanks for a great recipe, Sue. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
12/21/2003
Just like the one my Mom used. Read More
(9)
130 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 82
  • 4 star values: 27
  • 3 star values: 10
  • 2 star values: 4
  • 1 star values: 7
Rating: 5 stars
01/19/2007
The ingredients are just right. For inexperienced cooks, a few suggestions: while the water in the double boiler is heating, don't place the top pan over the water yet. Mix the sugar, salt and cornstarch together in a bowl, add milk and eggs. Beat all together, pour into the room-temperature top part of double boiler. When water is boiling, lower to a simmer, and place top pan over water. This method prevents lumps, and keeps pudding from sticking to pan. We also like to top the pudding with a bit of whipped cream. Thanks for a great recipe, Sue. Read More
(276)
Rating: 5 stars
09/25/2004
I have now made this recipe around 10 times and have found this is the closest to "what grandma used to make". I have found that this recipe can be doubled for taking to a dinner party. Also everyone who has tried it raves about how good it is and how it is the best tasting 'nana puddin' they have had in a while. One thing that I have found improves the flavor greatly is to use more vanilla and also to use butter instead of margarine. Thanks again for the great recipe! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/21/2003
TERRIFIC!! I wanted a recipe that had that old fashioned, made-from-scratch taste - THIS IS IT!! My family loves it!! I also added meringue and baked until it was a light brown. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
12/21/2003
Delicious, but a little too sweet. Next time I'll use slightly less sugar and slightly less vanilla. Read More
(25)
Rating: 5 stars
12/30/2007
Really yummy!! I've made this one twice but in the microwave instead of double boiler. Super Simple and tasty!! Read More
(24)
Rating: 5 stars
09/02/2004
OHHH BOYYY!!! I grew up in the coal camps of SW Virginia and Mom use to make this on rare special occasions. I haven't had banana pudding in far to many years... This brought back memories of childhood. Thank you Sue for a very special treat.. It tasted sooooo good!!!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/17/2006
it was really delicious.i didnt use wafers for the recipe i just made pudding and instead of fresh bananas i added 2 teaspoons banana extract and also doubled the recipeb so i got 10 cups pudding..it was yummy a lot even when its cooled.my parents liked it.i will always use this one from now on.thx a lot Read More
(17)
Rating: 5 stars
10/09/2003
I LOVE THIS RECIPE; IS EASY AND GREAT TO EAT. I PREFERED WARM AS WELL. I USED TO EAT IT WHEN I LIVED IN ARKANSAS USA. THANK YOU FOR MAKE ME REMEMBER IT. Read More
(15)
Rating: 5 stars
09/10/2004
I am a true Southerner & this recipe will beat some of the recipes handed down for years. Its easy to make & tastes great! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
12/21/2003
Just like the one my Mom used. Read More
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