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Sunday Food: Banana Pudding

Banana Pudding

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A staple of childhood I had was the occasional banana pudding, made with boxed vanilla pudding, bananas and vanilla wafers.   Last week I made a version that turned out well and everyone enjoyed, lining a pie plate with sugar cookies.  I threw in cinnamon, also.

Time to pull out the pie pan and throw one together, that went so fast.   If you feel like doing a little more elaborate pudding, here’s your homemade version too.


  • 1/2 Cup Sugar (or splenda)
  • 1/3 Cup Flour
  • 3 egg yolks
  • 2 Cups milk
  • 1 box Nilla Wafers
  • 5 bananas
  • 1/2 teaspoon Vanilla
  • dash salt


  1. Place a layer of Nilla Wafers in the bottom of a medium sized mixing bowl. Slice a banana over the top. Repeat two more times with another layer of wafers and remaining bananas. In sauce pot (or double boiler) on medium low heat, add all ingredients except for vanilla. Stir well with wire whisk. Allow to cook, stirring constantly to prevent scorching, until thickened – about fifteen minutes. Add in vanilla and stir. Immediately pour over wafers and bananas. Let sit for about five minutes or so before serving, to allow wafers time to absorb pudding. Top with meringue, if desired.

I do recommend the sugar cookies, you can break them up and even mush them, but they do make a little extra goodness.

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Ruth Calvo

Ruth Calvo

I've blogged at The Seminal for about two years, was at cabdrollery for around three. I live in N.TX., worked for Sen.Yarborough of TX after graduation from Wellesley, went on to receive award in playwriting, served on MD Arts Council after award, then managed a few campaigns in MD and served as assistant to a member of the MD House for several years, have worked in legal offices and written for magazines, now am retired but addicted to politics, and join gladly in promoting liberals and liberal policies.