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Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Easy Homemade Banana Pudding

Banana Pudding...comfort food......oh yeah!!!    My mom made the best banana pudding from a recipe her mother gave to her...and now I love to make it for my family.  When the kids were at home, I used to make big bowls of it.   But now that it is just H and me (most of the time)  I  make little individual desserts or Banana Pudding Shooters as I like to call them!
Sometimes we might want a big serving.....
or just a couple of bites.
I only made half of the recipe today and I have 6 small servings.   
The ingredients are pretty simple....
Measure l 1/2 cups of sugar, 3/4 c flour, and a dash of salt in a sauce pan.   Beat 2 eggs..... in a bowl mix 1 can of evaporated milk with enough water added to make about 4 1/2 cups of liquid./

Add the liquids to your sauce pan of dry ingredients.

Whisk until all is combined and there are no lumps.

Stir CONTINUOUSLY over a low heat (about 3-4 on electric stove)  This scorches easily, so do not leave unattended!

When it starts to bubble and thicken, remove from heat.

Let it cool a minute or two and add 1 tsp vanilla.

When the pudding is completely cooled, you can start to assemble your Banana Pudding.    I divided my pudding in half and added chopped bananas to one half.   I left the other half plain and will layer bananas and pudding in part of the cups.

These varied serving sizes are perfect for a Dessert Tasting Party or for a family with kids that want smaller servings and adults that want a  little bit more.....or a family with older adults that want less and teens that want more!

Which size do I want with my lunch.....hmmmmmm....the big one!


  1. Wonderful Penny, thanks for sharing. Always look forward to your posts.

  2. Penny, I do love banana pudding. Especially in a pretty vintage glass or dish! That big round etched glass with the gold rim looks like some my mother had in the early 60s.

  3. Penny,
    The banana pudding sounds wonderful! I love the pictures too! Thank you for sharing your treasured recipe with us!

  4. Mmmmm....thanks for the delicious recipe!

  5. I love banana pudding, but I'm not a fan of the boxed kind. This looks so good. YUM!

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    1. Will definitely have to try this! Thank you!

  7. Penny,
    This is such a good idea..I'll have to try this..don't know why I never thought of doing it this way....Thanks for sharing.
    Love, Mona

  8. Penny,
    So good looking!! I LOVE anything with banana's in it! They are one of the fruits that I can eat that doesn't kill my stomach...


  9. One of my hubby's very favorites- Happy Halloween, Penny- xo Diana

  10. How delicious. Your tablescape is beautiful. Thanks so much for linking up to Thriving on Thursdays.

    Anne @ Domesblissity xx

  11. I have this recipe that was my mil's. Yummy! Thanks for sharing it with SYC.

  12. Hi Penny,
    Oh my goodness, I have several pieces that match your cups and coffee pot, the flower arrangement is just beautiful. We just love Banana Pudding, it is so comforting, your recipe looks delicious! Hope you are having a great weekend and thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

  13. Oh yummy! I love bread pudding and this banana one is making me drool, thank goodness I have some pumpkin cake I just made for the dinner party, lol!

  14. Dear Penny, Banana pudding is always a wonderful treat to have. Your kitchen and tablescape is decorated so beautifully. I love the pink! Blessings dearest, Catherine xo

  15. Yum, looks delicious! Dearest loves Banana pudding! do appreciate you sharing with Home and Garden Thursday,

  16. Hi Penny! I had banana pudding once on vacation in GA and I fell in love! Love your sweet recipe.. and I featured it on my blog.. hope you stop by and check it out @
    Amie @ Pinkapotamus

  17. Hi! Great recipe can I use 1% milk instead of evaporated milk? and is that 1/2 a cup of sugar or 1 1/2 cups?

    1. Hi Christina! I use 1 and 1/2 cups of sugar.....and I'm sure 1% milk will work, but you pudding will probably not be as rich and creamy. Enjoy your pudding...hugs, Penny


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