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RECIPE WEDNESDAY: Old-fashioned, Southern Banana Pudding

What is more southern than banana pudding. This is an old recipe which pays attention to details.

banana-cart-1902-detroit-publishing-company-library-of-congressColored photography of Banana-cart 1902  (Detroit publishing company Library of Congress)

Old-fashioned, Southern Banana Pudding

  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 2 Tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 Teaspoon salt
  • 2 cup milk (warmed)
  • 3 eggs, separated
  • 1 Teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 box vanilla wafers
  • 8 med-sized ripe bananas, sliced

Combine sugar, flour and salt in top of double boiler; Stir in warm milk. Cook over boiling water, stirring constantly. When warm, stir small amount into beaten eggs to temper the eggs. Then stir back into hot mixture on the stove. Cook until thick enough for custard. Do not make too thick or custard will not spread. Remove from heat and add vanilla. Line bottom of 1 1/2 quart casserole with vanilla wafers.

Line bottom of 1 1/2 quart casserole with vanilla wafers. Top with layer of sliced banana and pour a portion of custard over wafers. Continue to layer wafer, banana and custard, ending with custard on top. Beat egg whites until

Beat egg whites until stiff, but not dry, add about 5 tablespoons of sugar while beating and small amount of vanilla.

Pile beaten egg whites on casserole, and bake in preheated 425 degree oven about 5 minutes or until delicately browned. Serve warm or chilled.

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  1. Shirley Holley Nelson

    This is the only way to make REAL banana pudding

  2. I only saw my Grandma Jones twice because it took 3 days to drive to her home. I so fondly remember her banana pudding, fried chicken and sweet tea. This article brought back all those wonderful memories of her, sending me hand made dresses, little trinkets, etc. I wish I knew her better as she was a true Southern Woman with lots of grit.

  3. Diane Abernathy

    Making one in the morning! Don’t like mine refrigerated! Happy Thanksgiving to you & yours!

  4. Vicky Hudson

    how my dads mother made hers .. meringue on top .. warm from oven yum

    1. Diane Abernathy

      Tell all the “girls” I said Happy Thanksgiving and send my love!

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