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Old Fashioned Banana Pudding

Old Fashioned Banana Pudding

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword old-fashioned-banana-pudding
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Chill Time 4 hours
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 12 servings
Calories 384kcal
Author Melissa Sperka


  • 1 12 oz can evaporated milk
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • ½ cup all-purpose flour
  • teaspoon salt
  • 6 large egg yolks reserve egg whites
  • 2 ⅓ cup half & half
  • 2 tablespoon butter
  • 1 tablespoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1 11 oz box vanilla wafers
  • 4 medium bananas sliced
  • Meringue:
  • 6 reserved egg whites
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • ½ teaspoon cream of tarter
  • 6 tablespoon granulated sugar


  • In a medium-size mixing bowl, whisk together the evaporated milk, granulated sugar, flour and salt until dissolved.
  • On the stove top in a heavy bottomed saucepan over medium-high, warm the evaporated milk mixture.
  • In the same mixing bowl, whisk the egg yolks with the half & half. Whisk into the warmed evaporated milk mixture.
  • Cook stirring constantly for 10-15 minutes over medium heat until the flour has cooked and the custard has thickened. Once thickened remove from the heat and whisk in 2 tablespoon of butter and 1 tablespoon of pure vanilla. Set aside
  • Layer the bottom of a 7 x 11-inch oven safe dish with vanilla wafers. Top with banana slices. Cover with ½ of the custard. Repeat ending with custard.
  • Whip the 6 reserved egg whites with the vanilla, and cream of tarter. Sweeten with granulated sugar.
  • Whip for 3-5 minutes or until stiff peaks form. Spread the meringue on top of the banana pudding.
  • Set the oven to broil to toast the top until golden.
  • Garnish the edge with vanilla wafers, if desired.
  • Store chilled.


  1. If you'd like to garnish the edge with vanilla wafers, separate out the amount needed to rim the dish before assembling the banana pudding. Use the rest in the dish.
  2. Make a double batch to fill a 13 x 9 inch dish


Serving: 1serving | Calories: 384kcal | Carbohydrates: 59g | Protein: 8g | Fat: 16g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 119mg | Sodium: 216mg | Potassium: 244mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 40g | Vitamin A: 373IU | Vitamin C: 4mg | Calcium: 65mg | Iron: 1mg