“This is the recipe my Mother use to make and I had lost it.It is great.Takes a little time and patience but is certainly worth it.I doubled the custard part of the recipe for my family to really cover the wafers and bananas good and had little left over for my sister who doesn’t like the bananas and wafers.Really enjoyed this one.”
“This is just like the recipe that my mom made when I was a child, and it is delicious. There is no comparison between this and the boxed pudding recipe. This is FAR superior. The only note I would make is that it only took 5 minutes for my meringue to brown, so watch the oven closely, don’t walk away.”
“I’ll start by saying i am no chef. My husband is an extremely picky eater and i get nervous anytime he tries something I’ve made for the first time. He’s born and bred southern (NC).
He said this was the BEST banana pudding he’s EVER had. “Like the BBQ joints but better”. He loves loves loves banana pudding and complains anytime a restaurant makes it with instant pudding. I am not southern, did not grow up on banana pudding so i wasn’t sure how this compared.
It’s heavenly!!! And really, not complicated at all. Great directions. I made it exactly as printed. You should have seen the grin on my face when i had the satisfaction of making custard and meringue from scratch….and it was GOOD!
Thank you!!!! Making it again today for Super Bowl. Bringing a little southern flair for a 49ers win!”
“This is a wonderful recipe that truly tastes homemade! And it’s far better than any cookies and bananas swimming in the “instant” stuff. However, I made a couple of additions: I cut the sugar back to just a cup – I prefer it a little less sweet; after the custard is cooked, I whisk in 1/2 teaspoon of lemon extract, 1/2 teaspoon of vanilla extract, and 1/2 stick of butter….greatflavor. The butter gives the custard a smooth, creamy and satiny texture. I get at least 2 request a week to make this banana pudding. Thanks, Lisa_Roy!!!”
“I followed the instructions for the pudding and the meringue. The pudding was runny, i figured after cooling it would set up,but it didn’t. I cooked it for a very long time to make sure it was long enough. The meringue also was thick with stiff peaks but very foamy. I made a banana pudding recipe before this one from Alton Brown and it turned wonderful, I think I will stick to it. In it you use a pinch of cream of tartar in the meringue, which I think is what makes it right. Also using half & half instead of milk in the pudding.”
“Yummy!! I’ve always made banana pudding with boxed pudding! I will never use that again. This is both delicious and easy to make. My meringue did not quite turn out right but overall this is good and I will definitely make again and again and AGAIN!”
“Yummy!!The best banana pudding.So easy to make and much better than the instant mix recipe.If you like a lot of pudding you might want to make some extra.”
“This pudding is awesome but VERY sweet. I did not put meringue on top as family and I do not like it. Didn’t even top with whip cream seemed fine just the way it was. I did make a double batch since my family loves homemade banana pudding and company is coming tonight. I would cut down on the sugar two and half cups would be fine for this recipe. I have a very big sweet tooth but even this pudding was a little to sweet for my liking. Has great flavour, very easy to make, easy directions. Will make again but I will be cutting sugar in half.”
“This was yummy! I had never made a homemade pudding before and I found this to be very easy…everyone loved it!”
“Excellent.DH loved it!I skipped the meringue.We like whipped cream better.Thanks.”
“This was very good. I did add 1/4 cup butter to the custard as I was cooking it. I also cooked the custard in the microwave on high for 3 minutes at a time, stirring after each 3 minutes, until it was thickened. You don’t have to stir constantly that way. Tasted just like mom’s! Thanks.”
“something wasnt right….maybe i messed up somewhere….”
“Super easy and great tastewill make again for sure”
“I decided not to do the meringue topping, so I didn’t have to bake it, just stuck it in the fridge to congeal.VERY GOOD, but almost too sweet (if there is such a thing!) I added extra vanilla and it was a definite treat! YUM!”
“DELICIOUS! Much better than the recipes that use boxed pudding.”
“This was quick and easy and it didn’t take much more effort than the prepackage pudding and cool whip. My family enjoyed it tremedously. Thanks for the great recipe Lisa. “
“This was really good and soo simple to prepare..even with the homemade pudding!It really is so much better than the boxed stuff!I used cool whip instead of the meringue and skipped the baking step.”
“Recipe was good but too sugary for my family’s taste. Recipe states it serves 8 but I think it’s more like 12 (3qt pan). Should state that it needs to be chilled at end of recipe. Probably won’t make again. “
“This was a wonderful recipe. It was a big hit with everybody at the bbq I took it to. Its not so sweet as some of the others I’ve made so it appeals to more tastes. Thank you Lisa for a winnner. “