I am so so so tired that I hope this post makes sense after I hit publish! But this is such a good treat that I just have to post it tonight. I have made this Banana pudding many times and it is always just so darn good! I can’t take credit for this recipe though, it is actually a recipe of Christy Jordans. Many of you may recognize her name, especially my fellow southeners, she is the author of Southern Plate and the lady behind southernplate.com and has even been on cooking shows with Paula Deen etc. I am even lucky enough to attend Church with Christy:-) The first time I met her was at our annual Cross Pointe Church’s Womens Christmas dinner, not this last Christmas, but the year before. She was the guest speaker as well as attendee of course and the dinner served were her recipes out of her cookbook. They were so good!!!! After the dinner we talked briefly and the next day I went to Barnes and Nobles to purchase her cookbook! It’s a great cookbook with simple, delicious and of course many very Southern recipes! Christy is a great lady, very giving, friendly, and radiates perfect Southern Charm!
So anyways, I got her cookbook home and the first thing I open up to is her Banana pudding recipe and it was just screaming for me to make it! Yes, it was as good as it looked, better if possible! So I want to share this recipe with y’all and you should all check out Christy’s website and buy her cookbook of course (hint, it’s cheaper on Amazon than in the bookstores!! Here it is! Oh and I did not make the meringue that she adds in the recipe for, I’m sure it’s awesome, but I have only topped it with cool whip. (She would probably scold me for this, sorry Christy!)
Homemade Banana Pudding:
1 box of Vanilla Wafers
1/2 cup of sugar of Splenda (I always use sugar)
1/3 cup all-purpose flour
1/8 tsp salt
3 egg yolks (reserve the whites for the meringue if you make that)
2 cups of milk
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
Place a layer of vanilla wafers in the bottom of a medium bowl. Slice a banana over the top. Repeat two more times with another layer of wafers and the remaining bananas. In a saucepan combine the sugar, flour, salt, egg yolks and milk.Stir well with a wire whisk and place over medium-low heat. Cook, stirring constantly to prevent scorching, until thickened, about 15 minutes. Remove from the heat and stir in the vanilla. Immediately pour over the wafers and bananas. Let sit for 5 minutes or so to give the wafers time to absorb the pudding.
This is a quick, easy and super tasty dessert! Enjoy!