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Pound Cake Banana Pudding

Prep time 20 mins
Cook time 15 mins
Other Tiime time 4 hrs, 15 mins
Yield Makes 10 to 12 servings
This recipe is inspired by the one served at the famous Mrs. Wilkes' Dining Room in Savannah, Georgia. Look for pound cake in the frozen dessert case of the supermarket.

Ingredients

  • 4 cups half-and-half
  • 4 egg yolks
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 1/4 cup cornstarch
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 (1-pound) pound cake, cubed
  • 4 large ripe bananas, sliced
  • Meringue

How to Make It

  1. Whisk together first 5 ingredients in a saucepan over medium-low heat; cook, whisking constantly, 13 to 15 minutes or until thickened. Remove from heat; stir in butter and vanilla until butter melts. Layer half of pound cake cubes, half of bananas, and half of pudding mixture in a 3-quart round baking dish. Repeat layers. Cover pudding, and chill 6 hours.

  2. Spread Meringue over pudding.

  3. Bake at 375° for 15 minutes or until golden brown.

  4. Note: For testing purposes only, we used Sara Lee Family Size All Butter Pound Cake.