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Miss Hudson's Banana Pudding

(7 Votes)
SERVES
8
COOK TIME
20 Min

This banana pudding recipe comes from Morgan Murphy's book, "Off the Eaten Path: Second Helpings." He says Miss Hudson's Banana Pudding is his favorite recipe from the book, and we couldn't agree more! We know you'll love this comforting dessert recipe.

What You'll Need:
  • 1 3/4 cups sugar
  • 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 3/4 cups milk
  • 4 egg yolks
  • 2 tablespoons vanilla extract
  • 1 (11-ounce) box vanilla wafers
  • 3 ripe bananas, cut into 1/4-inch-thick slices (3 cups)
  • 4 egg whites
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/8 teaspoon vanilla extract
What To Do:
  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Whisk together sugar and flour in a medium-size heavy saucepan. Gradually whisk in milk until blended. Cook over medium heat, whisking constantly, 5 minutes or until thickened.
  2. Whisk egg yolks until thick and pale. Gradually whisk about one-fourth of hot milk mixture into yolks; add yolk mixture to remaining hot milk mixture, whisking constantly. Pour into a clean saucepan. Cook over low heat, whisking constantly, 5 minutes or until thickened. Remove from heat; stir in 2 tablespoons vanilla.
  3. Toss together vanilla wafers and banana slices in an 11 x 7-inch baking dish. Top with warm pudding.
  4. Beat egg whites at high speed with an electric mixer until foamy. Gradually add 1/4 cup sugar, 1 tablespoon at a time, beating until stiff peaks form and sugar dissolves (about 2 to 4 minutes). Beat in 1/8 teaspoon vanilla with the last tablespoon of sugar. Spread meringue over warm pudding, sealing to edges of dish. Bake at 400 degrees F. for 8 minutes or until golden brown. Let stand 30 minutes. Serve warm.
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This is REAL Banana Pudding. Every time I make it, the dish is emptied. That stuff with pudding mix doesn't deserve the name banana pudding.

I have made sooo many banana pudding's from scratch I've lost count! This is the ABSOLUTE most requested recipe I've ever made in my soon to be 45 yrs of marriage, and NOBODY ever get's tired of eating it! They just ask for more, PLEASE. Just make sure to measure the flour right to the T, that is what make's the pudding thicken and not turn out thin and runny. ENJOY, you will not make it with the box pudding once you try the REAL thing!!!!

I must have done something wrong. My pudding never got thick and followed the recipe to a "t." Any ideas?

My recipe is similar to this one, but not exactly, and it takes WAY more than 5 minutes to thicken.

Says 5 minutes OR until thickened.

My mother made this banana pudding for the family. I am 55 and i still make it.my daughter makes it for her friends. It is delicious!!

This recipe sounds like the one I have been making for 35 yrs. My Mom made hers this way too! You can substitute the fruit (bananas) with fresh strawberries or crushed pineapple, for a strawberry pudding or a pineapple pudding. It is so good too!!!! My grandmother made a banana pudding on Sundays when we traveled to see her and grand paw for lunch! Good memories too!!!!

Y'all really ought to try this one. It's so much better than the boxed pudding kind you just won't believe it. It does take a little more work but it's worth it.

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