Dessert Recipe Ideas: How To Make An Old Fashioned Banana Pudding

When it comes to old fashioned comfort foods that your mother and father or grandparents may have loved to make and eat, banana pudding may have been high on their lists of great tasting desserts. Making and old fashioned pudding may sound difficult, but it really is not. You can make this dessert by following the directions and make your own homemade pudding in hardly any time at all.

Long ago, this is one of the recipes that many people may have used to make a homemade pudding. By following these directions you will need to do a little bit of cooking and baking to get the best results. However, when instant jello pudding came on the market, many households began substituting it for the homemade cooked vanilla pudding.

Having the instant pudding mixes made life a bit easier for those who did all the cooking and baking all those years ago. You can still use it today if you like rather than actually making the pudding from scratch. However, by following these directions you will find it satisfying to make your own pudding for this delicious old fashioned banana pudding to serve to your family and friends. Instant pudding can offer a great flavor but when you are ready for some down home cooking, making your own pudding recipes can add that little nostalgic touch that just about anyone will love to enjoy today.

Recipe for Old Fashioned Banana Pudding

What You Need

3 ½ Tablespoons flour
1 1/3 cups sugar
1/8 teaspoon salt
3 separated eggs
3 cups milk
1 teaspoon vanilla flavoring
1 package vanilla wafers 12 ounce
5 large bananas
¼ cup and 2 Tablespoons sugar

How to Make It

Preheat oven to 250 degrees Fahrenheit.

Using a large saucepan you will add the flour, 1 1/3 cups sugar and the salt. Mix to combine well and then set aside until needed.

Separate the 3 eggs and then beat the egg yolks. Combine the beaten egg yolks and milk while beating to mix well. Stir this mixture into the dry mixture in the saucepan. Cook over a medium heat setting while stirring continually until the mixture is thick and smooth. Remove from heat and then stir in the vanilla flavoring.

Using a 1 quart baking dish, you will layer about 1/3 of the vanilla wafers along the bottom and inside of the baking dish. Slice 2 bananas and then layer them over the vanilla wafer layer at the bottom of the baking dish. Layer with the vanilla pudding mixture; and then repeat until filling the bowl with alternating layers of vanilla wafers, bananas, and pudding.

Beat the egg whites in a small mixing bowl and then gradually beat in the remaining sugar one teaspoon at a time. Add the vanilla flavoring and beat until well combined. Spread this mixture over the filling and then bake in preheated oven until the meringue is a light brown color.