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This was a last minute addition to our Zaar Week Cookathon/4th of July festivities per my FIL's request. It is the best banana pudding I have ever tasted. So much better than those that use pudding mix. This is the real deal as far as we are concerned. 5-stars from all my guests. My FIL gave it 10 but he really likes banana pudding. Thanks :)

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PixieDust July 04, 2002

Very, very good. Very easy, too. I used 3 bananas, and wasn't sure on the amount of wafers to use, so I used about half of a 250-gram box. This seems to have worked well. My hubby and I both loved it and I know I will be making this often. I served it unadorned, but I bet the addition of a dab of whipped cream would be the crowning touch. Thanks for posting this "old fashioned" winner!

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Lennie August 21, 2002

Simply out of this world. I made this as a surprise for my dad. This is his favorite dessert ever. It turned out even better than my expectations. The pudding was rich and creamy. It was so easy to assemble. I served it warm with some fresh whipped cream. YUMMY STUFF. Thanks Nurse Di.

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FruitLoop August 16, 2002

Thanks Nurse Di. This is my husband's favorite dessert and I always thought it would be difficult to make. Very wrong. This was surprisingly easy and the taste was to die for. Creamy pudding with ripe bananas and nilla wafers. Just like mom used to make. Thanks for giving two displaced southerners a real treat.

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Gail Blue Eyes August 13, 2002

I made this Monday night late and put it in the fridge and then had my neighbors over for a snack Tuesday night. Today is Wednesday. There's none left! LOL! This was fabulous and a breeze to make, and delicious served chilled. Gonna make another one Sunday at the request of a little 3 year old and his mother. Thank you for a great treat!

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Chuck in Killbuck August 28, 2002

This is a really great banana pudding. I hardly ever make it because I have always used meringe on top. I love this recipe because it tastes like old fashioned banana pudding without going to the trouble of putting meringe on top. Everyone should try this--it is so yummy!!

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Dianne03 October 27, 2002

By far the best banana pudding recipe on food.com have tried other recipes but this is the best recipe yet! The only thing I did different was I used only egg yolks and not the whites this makes a more creamy and smooth texture. Will be using this recipe from now on. Thanks for posting

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luv2cookinNC May 16, 2013

This pudding is easy, delicious, and just right for an old fashioned banana pudding recipe. The only changes I made was reducing the sugar to 3/4 cup and adding 3 teaspoons of vanilla instead of 1. A combination of cooking on low heat while whisking ensured that the pudding came out perfectly. It was not lumpy of grainy as others have stated. I am very happy with this recipe. No more boxed cook and serve pudding for me!

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Tishiz2fly July 27, 2012

Made this for work - next time I will double the recipe bc everyone loved it! Made the following changes: 1/2 cup sugar, 2 eggs, 12 oz evap milk, 4 oz 2% milk, more vanilla than called for, topped with homemade whipped cream. Thanks!!

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candymunkeyz June 17, 2010

Consistency was beautiful, but it's too sweet as is. On my second attempt, I added only half the sugar, which tasted better but didn't set. BTW, it's easier to whip the pudding smooth if you combine the cornstarch into the sugar before adding the eggs.

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laurenpie May 04, 2012
Old Fashioned Banana Pudding