This recipe and post is for my sweet and loyal friend, Sheralyn. Sheralyn and I enjoy running together. We are 1/2 marathon partners. For YOU...sister.
This recipe is a treasured treat from Christy Jordan at SouthernPlate.com. I frequent her website..weekly and own her cookbook. She is the real deal. This recipe is the real deal. This is the best Homemade Southern Style Banana Pudding.
Her banana pudding is easy to make and is always a crowd pleaser!!
Homemade Banana Pudding
Christy Jordan at Southernplate.com
Start by layering your wafers in the bottom of a medium size serving dish.
Keeping it real! I accidentally dumped by sugar. Mess!
Slice a banana over the top of your wafers.
Repeat two more times with another layer of wafers and remaining bananas.
In a heavy sauce pot, on medium low heat, add all ingredients except for vanilla. Stir well with wire whisk.
Allow to cook, stirring constantly to prevent scorching. It will take about 15 minutes for sauce to thicken. Set your timer and try to be patient. Just be prepared because the sauce will catch you by surprise if you are not watching it.
** Look at the whisk, see it how the sauce has thickened? **
Add vanilla and stir. Immediately pour over wafers and bananas.
Let it sit for about five minutes or so before serving. It will allow the wafers to absorb the thick pudding.
Top with meringue...if desired. oh yea!!!!
I use Wilton meringue powder. It is just a blessing. It makes the prettiest meringue.
I should have doubled my meringue...my meringue was looking skimpy this time. I made baby peaks instead of big-in's. Skimpy or not, it was yummy!
We like to eat our nanner puddin' cold. So, I put our pudding in the frig and let it sit for a couple of hours. The longer you let it sit, the better! (in my opinion)
It is kind of ironic how I just explained to you that we like our Homemade Banana Pudding cold..and guess what happened? My husband couldn't stand it..he dug into the puddin' while it was still warm. He just tore into it!! He tore into the puddin' before I could snap some photos. Before I knew it, it was 1/4 gone.
Keeping it real!
Homemade Banana Pudding
Recipe from Southern Plate
1/2 cup sugar
1/3 cup all purpose flour
3 egg yolks
2 cups milk
1 box Nilla Wafers
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
Place a layer of Nilla Wafers in the bottom of a medium sized mixing bowl. Slice a banana over the top. Repeat two more times with another layer of wafers and remaining bananas.
In sauce pot on medium low heat, add all ingredients except for vanilla. Stir well with wire whisk. Allow to cook, stirring constantly to prevent scorching, until thickened..about fifteen minutes. Add in vanilla and stir. Immediately pour over wafers and bananas. Let sit for about five minutes or so before serving, to allow wafers time to absorb pudding. Top with meringue, if desired.
I made this Banana Pudding for my family on Monday. Tuesday it was gone.
I am a huge fan of Christy's dishes...Kriti