Banana Pudding Recipe


Heirloom Eats

heir·loom (noun): a valuable object that has belonged to a family for several generations

From furniture and faith to collectibles and character traits, there are a lot of things that get passed down over the course of a family’s history, and recipes are no exception. But a recipe nurtured by generations of love and care is so much more than the food it creates. It’s also a reminder of the laughter and light that can happen when a family comes together.

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banana pudding recipe

Granny's Banana Pudding Recipe

Robin McDaniel
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 8 -10 servings


  • 1 box vanilla wafers
  • 2-3 very ripe bananas, sliced
  • ¾ cup + 2 Tbsp. sugar
  • ¼ cup flour
  • 3 eggs (separate yolks and whites)
  • 3 cups milk
  • ½ tsp. + ¼ tsp. vanilla extract
  • Dash of cream of tartar


  • Preheat oven to 400°.
  • Arrange vanilla wafers and sliced bananas in your prettiest serving bowl. Fill to the top.
  • In a medium pot, combine ¾ cup sugar, flour, egg yolks, and milk. Cook mixture over medium heat.
  • When mixture begins to simmer, stir constantly for 6-8 minutes, until thickened. Remove from heat and stir in ½ teaspoon vanilla extract. Pour pudding over cookies and bananas.
  • For the meringue, beat egg whites and a dash of cream of tartar until glossy stiff peaks form. Slowly add in 2 tablespoons sugar and ¼ teaspoon vanilla extract. Spoon meringue over pudding. Make it pretty!
  • Place in oven until meringue is lightly browned, about 5 minutes. Serve warm or cold – there is a huge debate in our family about which is better!
Keyword banana, banana pudding, heirloom eats, pudding
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