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Individual Banana Puddings

Photo: Antonis Achilleos; Styling: Gerri Williams for James Reps
Prep time 15 mins
Cook time 15 mins
Chill time 40 mins
Yield Serves: 4

Ingredients

  • PUDDING:
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1/3 cup all-purpose flour
  • Pinch of salt
  • 2 cups whole milk
  • 3 large egg yolks
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • TOPPING:
  • 1/4 cup heavy cream
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 8 vanilla wafer cookies, broken in half
  • 2 bananas, sliced 1/4-inch thick

Nutrition Information

  • calories 503
  • fat 20 g
  • satfat 11 g
  • protein 8 g
  • carbohydrate 75 g
  • fiber 2 g
  • cholesterol 206 mg
  • sodium 164 mg

How to Make It

  1. Make pudding: Combine sugar, flour and salt in a medium pan. Slowly whisk in milk. Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, until mixture just begins to boil, about 8 minutes. Gently boil for 3 minutes.

  2. Place yolks in a medium bowl. Whisk to blend. Whisking constantly, slowly drizzle in 1/2 cup of hot milk mixture. Immediately transfer yolk mixture to milk mixture in pan. Cook, stirring constantly, about 2 minutes. Remove from heat; whisk in butter and vanilla. Pour through a fine-mesh sieve into a clean bowl. Cover with plastic wrap, pressing wrap directly onto surface of pudding. Let cool, then refrigerate until cold.

  3. Make topping: When ready to serve, whip cream with sugar and vanilla until soft peaks form. Divide 1/2 of pudding among 4 bowls. Top with 1/2 of bananas and wafers. Add remaining pudding, bananas and wafers. Top with whipped cream.