Holiday Series - Classic Banana Pudding

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Nov. 18, 2014

Here's my take on a classic Banana Pudding. I show you how to make the pudding from scratch with a couple of twists and finally how to assemble the dish to your own taste. Have fun with it and enjoy!


Whole milk 5 1/2 Cup (88 tbs) (Divided)
Evaporated milk 1 Cup (16 tbs)
Vanilla bean 1
Egg yolk 8
Cornstarch 1/2 Cup (8 tbs)
Kosher salt 3/4 Teaspoon
Granulated sugar 1 1/2 Cup (24 tbs)
Butterscotch schnapps 1 Tablespoon
Vanilla wafers 20 Ounce
Bananas 12 , peeled and sliced



1. Boil 4 1/2 Cups of milk and evaporated milk in a pot. Scrape and add vanilla bean and the seeds to the pot and let it simmer with the milk.

2. Take egg yolks in a bowl. Add to it cornstarch, salt and granulated sugar. Drop in 1 Cup milk to the eggs and whisk that in.

3. Take half of the hot milk and slowly add to the egg mix. Continue whisking.

4. Now pour this egg mix back to the rest of the simmering milk slowly with continous whisking.

5. Let the custard cook and congeal. Then continue to whisk giving a break of 10 sec between every minute of whisking. Cook for 7 to 8 minutes.

6. Transfer the custard to a bowl. Cool it down for 10 minutes. Cover the bowl, resting the saran wrap right on top of the custard to prevent skin formation. Chill the custard in the refrigerator for 4 hours.



7. Layer the bottom of the assembling dish with vanilla wafers. Arrange banana slices on top. 

8. Pour half of the pudding over the banana slices. Spread it well.

9. Layer with another round of banana slices followed by the remaining custard and then the vanilla wafer as seen in the video.



10. Serve this pudding for the holidays or otherwise and enjoy.


Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: Medium
Cook Time: 10 Minutes
Ready In: 10 Minutes
Servings: 12

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 552Calories from Fat 139

 % Daily Value*

Total Fat 15 g23.1%

Saturated Fat 8 g40%

Trans Fat 0 g


Sodium 268 mg11.17%

Total Carbohydrates 100 g33.3%

Dietary Fiber 5 g20%

Sugars 54 g

Protein 9 g18%

Vitamin A % Vitamin C %

Calcium % Iron %

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet