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Homemade Banana Pudding…No Pudding From a Box Here!

Homemade Banana Pudding is a great recipe and although there is nothing wrong with reaching for a box of Jello Pudding…sometimes you just want to make it homemade from scratch yourself.

Yields 8 to 10 servings

Homemade Banana Pudding Ingredients

  • 2/3 cup granulated sugar
  • 3 Tablespoons cornstarch
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 3 cups whole milk
  • 4 large egg yolks
  • 3 Tablespoons unsalted butter, cut into cubes
  • 1 ½ teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 11-ounce box vanilla wafers
  • 3 to 4 ripe, firm large bananas
  • Whipped topping (optional)

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Mix sugar, cornstarch, and salt together thoroughly in a medium heavy-bottomed saucepan.

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Gradually stir in the milk, making sure to dissolve the cornstarch completely.

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Whisk in the egg yolks thoroughly, add in cut pieces of butter, stirring constantly heat over medium heat until the mixture just comes to a simmer. Reduce the heat to low, stirring briskly, bring to a simmer and cook for 2 minutes (Pudding will be thick and smooth).

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Remove saucepan from heat and stir in vanilla.

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Press plastic wrap directly onto the surface of the pudding and set aside.

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Have the vanilla wafers ready, peel and slice (¼ inch thick) 3 to 4 bananas. Line the bottom of a 2 to 2 ½-quart dish with the wafers. Top the wafers with banana slices and cover with half of the pudding. Arrange a layer of wafers over the top of the pudding, then cover with the remaining banana slices, and pudding.

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*Be sure to spoon pudding over any exposed bananas to prevent browning.

Press plastic wrap directly onto the surface of the pudding (or cover) and refrigerate for at least 2 hours.

Just before serving cover with vanilla wafer crumbs, or whipped topping, or both.

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