Photo: Ryan Benyi; Styling: Stephana Bottom
Prep Time
15 Mins
Cook Time
5 Mins
Chill Time
2 Hours
Serves 6

How to Make It

Step 1

Whisk sugar, cornstarch and salt together in a medium saucepan. Gradually whisk in half-and-half, then yolks. Place over medium heat and cook, whisking constantly, until pudding thickens and begins to boil, 3 to 5 minutes. Remove from heat, add butter and vanilla and whisk until butter has melted. Transfer to a 2-cup measuring cup that has a pouring spout.

Step 2

Slice bananas and place a few on bottom of 6 4-oz. ramekins or custard cups. Divide 1/3 of pudding among cups, spreading over banana slices. Top each cup with 2 coarsely broken Nilla wafers. Repeat layers twice, ending with pudding. Cover each dish, pressing plastic directly onto pudding. Chill for at least 2 hours.

Step 3

Just before serving, top with additional banana slices and sprinkle with Nilla wafer crumbs, if desired.

Ratings & Reviews

gretcheepoo's Review

March 30, 2012

michmom09's Review

July 25, 2011
Sooo yummy. I love the crunchy vanilla wafers on top. My husband and son were speechless!

poopak's Review

June 25, 2011
I made it foe 12 guests, of course I doubled it, It was great and delicious.thanks.

slocook1's Review

June 15, 2011
Very tasty recipe but it required a doubling and served in 8 oz, not 4 oz custard cups in order to end up with a reasonable and realistic size serving. Dessert portions, especially rich and flavorful ones should never be served in small skimpy portions. Topping it with a big dollop of freshly beaten sweetened whipped cream really put it over the edge.