Banana Pudding…A Homemade Classic From Sweet Basil

Home Made Banana Pudding…A Classic Recipe From Sweet Basil


1 c. sugar

1/2 c. flour

1/2 tsp. salt

2 c. milk

1 tsp. vanilla

1 tbsp. butter (not margarine!)

4 egg yolks

1 box of vanilla wafers

4-5 ripe bananas


4 egg whites

5 tbsp. sugar

1/4 tsp. cream of tartar

1/2 tsp. vanilla



  1. Line bottom of baking pan (if toasting the meringue) or bowl with a layer of vanilla wafers (1/2 of box). Peel and slice bananas into 3/8 in. rounds. Add one layer of bananas (1/2 of bananas).IMG_0165
  2. Combine sugar, flour and salt. Stir, mash out any lumps.IMG_0167
  3. Separate egg yolks from whites. Reserve the whites.
  4. In a saucepan, beat egg yolks, alternate adding flour mixture and milk.IMG_0169
  5. Bring to a gentle boil- add butter- continue to stir slowly and scraping the bottom of the pan with a plastic spatula. Keep stirring and scraping until the mixture reaches a pudding consistency. (when liquid is no longer runny and thick when scraping with the spatula).IMG_0170
  6. Pour half of pudding on top of vanilla wafers, and even it out. Add another layer of vanilla wafers and bananas. Pour remaining pudding, and even out.

    Home Made Banana Pudding…A Classic Recipe From Sweet Basil
  7. Beat egg whites and cream of tartar on high speed with a mixer. When peaks begin to form, carefully alternate adding vanilla and sugar to mixture. Continue mixing on high for about a minute. It should resemble marshmallow creme. IMG_0174

8. Top banana pudding with meringue. If desired, place pan into oven and cook for 5-10 minutes, or until the meringue peaks are golden brown.

Enjoy!                                               Philippians 4:13

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This classic recipe shared with me by my Grandmother, Alice, one of the amazing ladies that helped me learn to cook.  Recipe and photo credits to Tisha Johnson Matthews, of Sweet Basil Farm & Gardens. Special thanks to J. David Matthews, of Barnesville, Georgia for support and patience with all that I try and test.

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