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Southern Banana Pudding Recipe
Servings: 6 to 8
Author: Kitchen Nostalgia
  • 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
  1. Combine the flour, sugar and salt in a bowl, and mix well.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. Bake at 375 F until meringue browns.