Sunday, April 19, 2015

Old Fashioned Banana Pudding

 Do these months just keep going faster and faster or is it me?  Hard to believe it's April and my third month cooking with Secret Recipe Club, Group C!  If you'd like to learn more about how Secret Recipe Club works, check it out here!  I look forward to seeing who had my blog each month, it's such a fun surprise!!

This month,  I was assigned Angels Homestead.  April, the woman behind the blog is a dedicated wife and almost empty-nest, mother of five, as well as Mamaw to two adorable grandbabies. She resides in Southern Indiana, along with her husband Joe and daughter Melissa, and enjoys the quite life on their 3 acre homestead. She enjoys blogging about her adventures in frugal allergy-free cooking, gardening, household tips, and her family.  Stop by her blog, you'll find some delicious recipes and great household tips!!

I must admit I have never made any type of pudding from scratch.  Recalling my childhood, I don't even remember my mother making pudding from scratch.  It's always been the box of Jello pudding.  When traveling in the south, I have enjoyed a bowl or two of  banana pudding.  April's recipe for Old Fashioned Banana Pudding caught my eye.  After all it was time I make a scratch pudding.

I cut the recipe in half and it made enough for two delicious dishes for Tim and I.  I don't think I did the best job of tempering the eggs when combining them with the custard.  When I was assembling the pudding, I did see a few streaks of what may have been scrambled egg.  Be careful when mixing, slowly is the key. 

Old-Fashioned Banana Pudding

3/4 cup sugar
2 tablespoons cornstarch
3 cups milk
4 egg yolks
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 ounces (1/2 stick) butter
3 medium bananas, sliced
Vanilla Wafers


Mix together sugar and cornstarch in a medium saucepan over medium heat, and slowly add milk.
Stir constantly until it thickens. Slightly beat egg yolks and temper with a small amount of the hot custard; stir well.
Add egg mixture to custard and cook 2 more minutes.
Remove from heat and add vanilla and butter, stirring to combine. Let cool.
In a 9 x 9 serving dish, alternate pudding, bananas, and wafers, beginning with pudding and ending with pudding.


  1. You did a fabulous job on the pudding Julie. :) I'll admit, tempering eggs isn't the easiest cooking skill, but this pudding is definitely worth it. Happy SRC day!

  2. Sounds good! Now I want to make a banana pudding pie:@)

  3. Banana pudding is my FAVORITE! I've never made homemade pudding either, this doesn't look too hard though. It looks wonderful!

  4. Looks like your first adventure into homemade pudding was a smashing success!

  5. Congrats on your first adventure making homemade pudding! Tempering eggs is holding me back from making pudding, but I think it's about time I try. Happy SRC day!

  6. Great job with this banana pudding. Next time, maybe you'll go all the way to make banana cream pie. Awesome SRC post!

  7. I have made homemade pudding, but never banana. I don't think I've even eaten banana pudding! Looks like it was a real success for you.

  8. I agree! It seems the last two months few so quickly. I've never tried making a banana pudding from scratch and it sounds delicious with the vanilla wafers!


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