This is one of my all time favorite comfort foods. When I am not well, I will make banana pudding and eat nothing else. Of course, I don't restrict my banana pudding fixation to just when I am feeling ill. I can eat banana pudding any time. I like it both warm and cold.
Real Banana Pudding
Schatzie Posted: 01/24/13
sccook Posted: 01/24/13
I love banana pudding and have always wanted to try making it from scratch. The custard part of this recipe was easy and delicious. Instead of the egg whites on top, I whipped some cream for the topping, and used 3 whole eggs in the custard. The only reason I gave this less than 5 stars was the use of vanilla wafers. With the wonderful homemade custard, bananas, and real whipping cream, the artificial taste of boxed cookies was really noticeable and detracted from the dessert. I wish a could think of a homemade alternative to make this recipe truly "from scratch."
Suzy Bruce Posted: 01/23/13
This is the way I have been making it for years and you don't know what you are missing until you try this recipe. I prefer eating it barely warm, just after it is made! Nothing like homemade banana pudding! Thanks for posting a good old fashioned recipe!
KGtoSD Posted: 12/28/13
Eating this dessert always takes me back to my childhood. I don't change a thing in the recipe and make it exactly as is since it's so simple and good. Hint: Trader Joe's vanilla wafers are far superior to any others that I have tried in this recipe.