Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 25 mins

Once you try "real" pudding, you'll never use packaged mixes again. This is my grandmother's recipe. This is a very sweet dessert. I guessed on the size of vanilla's the smaller size box.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Cream egg yolks, butter, flour, sugar, salt and flavoring well over very low heat on the stovetop. Gradually add milk. Cook at medium temperature on stove until "thick enough". Stir frequently.
  2. Make layer of bananas and wafers in bottom and up sides of an oven proof bowl or dish. Pour half of thickened pudding mixture over this.
  3. Make a second layer of bananas and wafers. Pour remaining pudding over this.
  4. Whisk 2 egg whites at high speed until frothy. Add cream of tartar. Add sugar 1 tablespoon at a time. Beat until peaks form. Spread on top of pudding mixture making peaks. Bake at 400 for 8-10 minutes.
  5. Serve at room temperature or chilled.
Most Helpful

This was so good! Nx time I'd figure on half the sugar, 1.5 X's the pudding part or use a smaller dish. I'm not used to such sweetness! I like it warm, but the guys liked it better cooled...

ImOnMyWay January 15, 2011

This was outstanding. Best "nana puddin'" I have had since my mother passed away. This recipe is a keep in my families mind. Thanks for posting

Jacqueline in KY August 21, 2007