Old Fashion Banana Pudding Recipe

banana pudding


  1. 4 large eggs
  2. 1 3/4 cups sugar
  3. 1/2 teaspoon plus a pinch salt
  4. 2 cups whole milk
  5. 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  6. 30 to 40 vanilla wafers
  7. 3 to 4 medium ripe bananas


  1. separate the yolks from the whites of 3 of the eggs, set
    aside the whites. Add the remaining whole egg to the yolks.
  2. In a saucepan, whisk together 1/2 cup sugar, the flour and
    1/2 teaspoon salt. Stir in the whole egg and 3 yolks, and then
    stir in the milk. Cook uncovered, stirring often, until the mixture
    thickens, about 10 minutes. Remove from the heat and stir in the
  3. Preheat the oven to 425 degrees F
  4. Arrange a layer of vanilla wafers in a 1 1/2 quart casserole dish,
    thinly slice the bananas crosswise about 1/8 inch thick, and arrange
    a layer of bananas over the wafer, spread a thin layer of the pudding
    over top continue until ending with wafers on top.


Beat the reserved egg whites with a pinch of salt until they are
stiff. Gradually beat in the remaining 1/4 cup sugar and continue
beating until the whites will not slide out of the mixing bowl when
it is tilted.

Spread the meringue over the pudding with a spatula, making a few
decorative peeks on top, and bake until the meringue is lightly browned
5 minutes