In 2011 I blogged about the best banana pudding I’ve ever made. The recipe was posted in Southern Living magazine years ago. I recently made this for a fellowship lunch at Community Bible Study. As I was making it I realized the first time around my camera technique wasn’t so great and I decided to re-post and remind you to put this on your fall baking list.
I made a double batch. An over-full 9″x13″ pan for Community Bible Study and supper’s dessert for papa bear, mama bear and grandma bear. 🙂 I know better than to try and sneak a Banana Pudding out of the house past the Chief and my sous-chef dish-washing mom. Nabisco is making “mini vanilla wafers” and I couldn’t resist using these little canning jars for our baked puddings!
“Remember this and stand firm,
recall it to mind, you transgressors,
remember the former things of old;
for I am God, and there is no other;
I am God, and there is none like me, ”
- ⅔ cup sugar
- ¼ cup all-purpose flour
- Dash of salt
- 1 (14 oz.) can of sweetened condensed milk
- 2½ cups milk
- 4 large eggs, separated
- 2 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 (12 oz.) package vanilla wafers
- 6 large bananas, sliced and sprinkled with fruit fresh
- ⅓ cup sugar
- ½ teaspoon banana extract
- Combine first 3 ingredients in a heavy saucepan.Whisk together milk and egg yolks; stir into dry ingredients. Cook over medium heat, whisking constantly until smooth and thickened.
- Remove from heat; stir in vanilla.
- Arrange one-third of wafers in bottom of a 3-quart baking dish. Slice 2 bananas; layer over wafers. Pour one-third of pudding mixture over bananas. Repeat layers twice, arranging remaining wafers around outside of dish.
- Beat egg whites at high speed with an electric mixer until foamy.
- Add ⅓ cup sugar, one tablespoon at a time, beating until stiff peaks form and sugar dissolves (2 to 4 minutes). Fold in banana extract; spread over pudding, sealing in edge.
- Bake at 325 degrees F for 25 minutes or until golden brown.
NOTE: Use Sweetened Condensed Milk NOT evaporated milk.
The Priority of Obedience to God
Exodus 19:5-6 New International Version (NIV)
5 Now if you obey me fully and keep my covenant, then out of all nations you will be my treasured possession. Although the whole earth is mine, 6 you[a] will be for me a kingdom of priests and a holy nation.’ These are the words you are to speak to the Israelites.”
Hello friends! I hope you will forgive me that my blogging schedule as been a bit unpredictable at best lately. In time I will explain that, but for now, please know I am thinking of you and can’t wait for you to try one of my favorite recipes for banana pudding! Blessing.
Have you ever eaten baked banana pudding? When I was growing up in the Midwest my mom made instant or cooked vanilla pudding with some bananas and vanilla wafers and we called it Banana Pudding. No offense mom, but down south we bake our banana pudding and oh my word, it is fabulous! My sister-in-law, Liz, gave me this recipe some years ago and it is a reprint from the Southern Living Magazine. Liz told me “this is the best one”. I took her at her word and this has become the only banana pudding recipe I make. It is so rich a little bit goes a long way, but your mouth will be aching for more the taste is so good. It is good any time of the year but for some reason I tend to make it more in the summertime. I hope you will give it a try and make it for your family!