Layered Banana Pudding Recipe

Banana pudding with meringue
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  • 35 mins
  • Prep: 20 mins,
  • Cook: 15 mins
  • Yield: 6 to 8 Servings
This banana pudding recipe is made with layers of vanilla wafers and bananas.  The pudding is topped with meringue and baked.

What You'll Need

  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1/3 cup  self-rising flour
  • 2 cups  milk, low fat or whole
  • 2 eggs, separated
  • 2 tablespoons  butter, softened
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 1 box vanilla wafer cookies
  • 3 bananas​ (ripe but firm)
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon cream of tartar​

How to Make It

  1. Combine 3/4 cup granulated sugar, the salt, and the self-rising flour in the top pan of a double boiler. 
  2. Slowly stir in milk. Set the pan over simmering water and cook until mixture begins to thicken.
  3. Beat the egg yolks in a small bowl then briskly stir a small amount of the hot mixture (about 1/2 cup) into them. Add the egg yolk mixture back into the hot mixture in top of double boiler and stir in butter and vanilla. Cook until mixture thickens again.
  1. Place a layer of vanilla wafers in an 11x7-inch baking dish (or other shape 2-quart shallow baking dish). Add half of the sliced bananas. Pour half of pudding mixture over banana layer. Repeat layers, ending with remaining pudding. In a mixing bowl beat egg whites until foamy; gradually beat in 1/4 cup granulated sugar and cream of tartar. Beat until stiff peaks form. Spread meringue over pudding.
  2. Bake at 350 F until browned completely. Remove from oven. Serve hot or cold.

Serves 6 to 8.

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Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
Calories 300
Total Fat 9 g
Saturated Fat 4 g
Unsaturated Fat 3 g
Cholesterol 66 mg
Sodium 238 mg
Carbohydrates 52 g
Dietary Fiber 3 g
Protein 6 g
(The nutrition information on our recipes is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate. Individual results may vary.)