Homemade Southern Banana Pudding is a traditional old fashioned recipe made with meringue and baked in the oven. This trifle-like dessert consists of vanilla wafers layered in a deep dish together with sliced bananas, custard pudding made from scratch and topped with meringue.
Banana Pudding is typical southern style food which can be served in every occasion.
If you prefer cooked banana pudding, try my recipe for Homemade Banana Pudding made from scratch:
- 1/3 cup all-purpose flour
- 1 cup sugar
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 4 egg yolks
- 2 cups milk
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 tablespoon butter
- vanilla wafers
- 4-5 very ripe bananas peeled and sliced
- 4 egg whites
- 1/4 teaspoon cream of tartar
- 5 tablespoons sugar
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
Combine the flour, sugar and salt in a bowl, and mix well.
Beat the egg yolks well in a heavy saucepan. Add the flour mixture, alternately with the milk and vanilla, stirring constantly. Bring to a gentle boil. When the mixture begins to thicken, add the butter. Keep cooking and stirring until smooth and thickened. Remove from heat.
Place a layer of vanilla wafers in a 9″ x 9″ baking dish. Add half of the sliced bananas. Pour half of pudding over banana layer. Repeat layers, ending with remaining pudding.
FOR MERINGUE: beat egg whites until stiff. Add the cream of tartar, sugar and vanilla and continue to beat until desired stiffness. Spread the meringue over the pudding.
Bake at 375 F until meringue browns.