Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Scratch Banana Pudding

Last night I was really craving bananas, and I know my hubby had been too, so for after dinner I found this recipe that was missing some instructions and added some ingredients, and came up with something totally awesome. Never have I ever tasted banana pudding this good  in. my. whole. life.

Scratch Banana Pudding (printer friendly)
3/4 c sugar (I thought it was a little sweet, so I might actually cut it to 1/2 cup next time)
2 Tablespoons cornstarch
1/4 teaspoon salt
2 cups milk
2 medium bananas or 1 large chopped (I might smoosh next time, not sure I absolutely adored the texture)
1 egg beaten
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 tablespoons butter
1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
1/4 teaspoon cinnamon

In a cold saucepan, blend sugar, cornstarch and salt. Add cold milk, and whisk together until smooth. Turn on heat to medium/medium high stirring constantly.
It will begin to make thick bubbles, turn heat down, and add bananas until well combined.
Add a little of the pudding mixture to your beaten egg, then return the mixture to  your saucepan,  I turned the heat up a little and brought it to a bubble again.
Once it bubbles, turn off heat, then add butter, vanilla, and spices and stir until combined.
Place in custard cups or serving bowl (be sure it is tempered) and cool in the refrigerator.

I then crumbled some Trader Joe's cinnamon school house cookies on top, but vanilla wafers and a dollop of whipped cream would be divine!
This takes about 10 minutes to prepare, and serves 8.


  1. I love banana pudding!! My mother in law makes one (I posted the recipe) that she serves up warm with meringue on top. It makes my day every time.