10 Servings

This Southern favorite is always a hit at family dinners and great for bringing to parties. Enjoy the combination of flavors and textures in this banana pudding recipe.

How to Make It

Step 1

Combine flour and salt in a medium saucepan. Slowly stir in milks and yolks, then cook over medium heat, stirring constantly for 8 minutes or until thickened. Remove from heat, then add vanilla extract.

Step 2

Arrange 1 cup banana slices in a 2-quart baking dish. Spoon 1/3 pudding mixture over bananas; cover with 15 vanilla wafers. Repeat, then top with a third layer of pudding. Arrange remaining 15 wafers around inside edge of dish; gently push into pudding.

Step 3

Preheat oven to 325°. Beat egg whites at high speed with an electric mixer until foamy. Add sugar 1 Tbsp. at a time, beating until stiff peaks form and sugar dissolves, for 2 to 4 minutes. Spread meringue over pudding. Bake for 25 minutes or until golden. Let cool for at least 30 minutes.

Ratings & Reviews

Macy2108's Review

November 28, 2012

brenda6265's Review

May 29, 2012

poopak's Review

June 25, 2011
just a little bit sweet for me, but all was perfect.

charoulli's Review

January 06, 2011
This is the most amazing tasting pudding ever!!! Everyone went crazy over it! It's moist, flavorful, and above all, the whole house smelled like bananas!!! It was as if we used flavor enhancers or something. Absolutely delicious!!!

ChefInSR's Review

February 02, 2010
I didn't actually make this pudding, but I saw this exact same recipe in May 1997 Cooking Light, and everyone loved it, so it must be very good.

texascottage's Review

July 28, 2009
Yummy! I make it when I'd like some comfort food.