Hi Jennifer, So glad I could help with your exercise regime for today. If you enjoyed this article, subscribe to receive more just like it. Be Blessed!!! And only my second ever meringue. It works great for some, while some others have problems. Decorate top with the vanilla wafers you set aside, unless you are going to top with meringue, in which case you can place the wafers vertically, arranged evenly spaced around the edge of the dish. I’d stand and watch her make it each time and so glad that I did. Next, I prepared your Southern Banana Pudding (WITH meringue). Something like Fruit Fresh would also work. I’m to your web site, actually I received your news letter with Annie’s Christmas Fruitcake and it is really totally different from any fruitcake I’ve ever made before, but I certainly plan on trying it. Some folks get a bit intimidated by making the custard without a double boiler but, I’m glad you stepped up to the challenge and it turned out well for you. His mother is a real critic of banana pudding. Keep working with it until you get it right and you’ll be well pleased that you did. Hi Thoebe, Chances are the bananas will turn dark on you overnight. I really wish I could put my finger on why various folks have reported that the recipe turns out a bit runny for them, while others seem to not have any problems at all. Oh this was just great. Should say: any cookie without a cream in it should work. I’ve searched everywhere for TRUE SOUTHERN RECIPES and I have found that with your website. Took me back to my childhood..thank you SO MUCH for this wonderful recipe!! I’m glad you tried it and certainly delighted that you enjoyed it. Your pudding probably didn’t cook enough to reach the proper temperature in order to thicken up. Thank you so much for this recipe! Be Blessed!!! But every last bite of it was eaten and everyone loved it. I have told them all about your website and how great it is. I actually used pet milk instead of carnation milk, and I used self-rising flour instead of all-purpose flour ,and I used Jackson Vanilla Wafers which are the best for this recipe, and the banana pudding was awesome! It always gets me too, when a recipe calls for a box mix, or they don’t cook it. No lumps in your pudding mixture and you didn’t even use a double boiler. It was beyond amazing! Learn how to cook great Eagle brand® creamy banana pudding . If u have chicken etoufee recipe, would u mind to share it to? I’m in my mid seventies now and have been cooking for many years. Thank you for your visit, and be sure to stop by again… real soon. All the other sites claim to have real banana pudding. Not a lot to view at the present, but we’re working on it. They have the best banana pudding I’ve ever had. BTW, you failed to mention that you are also a writer among your many other endeavors. Best thing is to just not give up. I guess that makes me a visual person as well. Be Blessed!!! I hope you’ll give it a try. Of course, adding the sugar gradually might just work, but again, don’t over work the meringue. -Steve. By the time the pudding mixture gets thick, you should be safe with the eggs being properly cooked. Thank you for taking the time to share your comments, I sincerely appreciate it and, I hope you’ll visit with us again, real soon. Pour your sugar into the bowl and whip it up some more. Thanks and please know all your work to share this with us is not in vain. When it reaches 170 degrees, remove from heat but continue to stir. Now you’ve got me wanting some. OMG! Add 3 cups of milk to a medium saucepan. You just keep stirring with the whisk until it reaches the proper temperature…then…remove it from the heat. I just have a question. Real homemade Banana Pudding is made with custard cooked on top of the stove. I hope you’ll stop by for another visit with us… real soon. -Steve. Surprise your co-workers and don’t wait for something special, it will turn out special for them when you walk in the door with a big bowl of banana pudding. Thank you so much for the recipe. My grandmother seemed to think that if I didn’t stir it would lump up. Add a layer of Vanilla Wafers. Ok Steve let me say that although I bake and cook all the time and was born and raised in the south- I had never made a from scratch ‘nana’ pudding. And for those that were having problems with it being soupy, The first time i tried making it, it wouldnt thicken so i gave up with that and instantly tried again. We’re going to show you how to make this one with or without a real egg white meringue topping, the choice is yours. Be Blessed!!! Yes, even here in the South. I just recently tried this recipe when I went to visit my family. I would have to suggest you run an internet search for a recipe that can be baked and uses the condensed milk for more accurate results. I’ve got confidence in you. Tastes authentic -- just like a good 'ole southern meat 'n three restaurant would have -- and is fairly easy to make. I sincerely appreciate that. Could the problem be associated with stirring too fast. But my family loved it either way and I’m making some more today. It’s just not a pleasant texture for me. Thank you for giving the recipe a try, I hope you enjoyed the flavor of it all and I do hope that you’ll visit with us again… real soon. I’m happy you had the patience to stick with it and get that custard to the right point. -Steve. I’ve been making scratch banana pudding for years. Hi Jason, I’m very sorry to hear of the passing of your grandmother. Let me tell you though, you can certainly taste the difference when you follow these simple and easy steps to make it yourself. I call that version “steak house” banana pudding because it has been popularized by steak house all-you-can-eat buffets. Thanks for bringing good recipes and fond memories of my mom. Can’t wait to take to the family dinner tonight. I also watched my mom make more than a few of these while I was growing up. I’m thankful you found Taste of Southern, and do hope you’ll stop by for another visit with us… real soon. I really wish I knew what was going on with the folks that experience that problem. Be Blessed!!! Hi Stephanie, I’m glad you tried our Banana Pudding, but sorry to hear it never thickened properly for you. It keeps the bananas and wafers from getting so soggy. I do appreciate you trying our Southern Banana Pudding recipe, and I hope you’ll enjoy it. Just don’t get ahead of yourself while cooking up the custard, stay with it and you’ll be fine. This recipe is a blessing! The mixture has to cool down before you can add it to the bananas and wafers. Pouring custard over bananas and vanilla wafers. Wonderful recipe. Thank you for sharing your results with us. I should have looked at the photos, so now it’s a ruined recipe. Taste of Southern is all about preserving those old fashioned recipes for the next generation. You can do it! The Cool Whip option is always good and I’m glad you enjoyed it. I’ve never placed it on the inside, but it sounds like it would make it even better. I’m glad you decided to give the recipe a try and hope that you and your friends all enjoyed it. This time I wasn’t really being that cautious so I turned my stove to number 5 and 6 and stirred the entire time. We just don’t have access to an oven to do the real thing when on most catering jobs. I am relatively sure that it hasn’t always been that way. Hi Suzanne, Thank you for your comments regarding our Southern Banana Pudding Recipe. I knew you could do it. I lost my recipe when we moved, so I was so happy to find it again! But I was a little worried because the pudding didn’t thicken up to much, it was still good though. I am thankful for the great memories that you have rekindled with your recipes! Just thought I’d share. You don’t have to use Cream of Tarter. Growing up in the South with a close-knit extended family, we got together for dinners, later called “eatin’ meetins,” several times a year. Oh the second time I made it I followed the recipe exactly, but I added all the ingredients while the milk was still cold and off of the stove.