Friday, September 19, 2014

Old Fashioned Banana Pudding {the EASY way}

I know that it's September and already all the caramel and pumpkin laden recipes are popping up everywhere, but here in the deep south, it's still WARM! I just can't get into all the fall baking when, down here, summer's not done with us just yet. For this weeks celebration of the 'DAYCATION', I'm sharing a favorite old southern classic desert recipe. We took this with us to our picnic at the falls {you can read about that here}. Instead of making the pudding by scratch, I'm going to use an easy substitute by adding Jello brand pudding {the COOK kind only!}. This will really speed up the process but doesn't compromise the desert's flavor. 

4   medium bananas, sliced
1 [12 ounce] box of vanilla wafers
2 [4.6 ounce] boxes of Jello Brand Cook And Serve Vanilla Pudding and 6 cups of milk to prepare 
For the meringue topping:
6 egg whites
1/2 teaspoon cream of tartar
1/2 cup sugar
Prepare the pudding according to the package directions. Place half of cooked mixture in a 13x9 inch baking dish, place single layer of vanilla wafers over pudding then sliced bananas over wafers. Layer other half of pudding on top of layers.  Place more vanilla wafers around the outer edge of the dish. Cover with plastic wrap to cool slightly while preparing meringue.

 For the meringue: Preheat oven to 350*. Beat egg whites and cream of tarter until soft peaks form. Then gradually add sugar and continue beating until stiff peaks form. Spread on top of pudding and bake until golden brown. 

Chill a few hours in the fridge before serving. Enjoy!

This dessert is just so beautiful. The meringue gives it such a crown of glory. This is comfort food at it's best. I hope you'll give it a try sometime soon! It's so very yummy to the tummy!

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  1. I love bannana pudding and yours looks absolutely delicious! I have never seen it done with a meringue topping before; I'm going to have to try this! Pinning!

  2. Looks great- I am interested to try it with a meringue topping. Pinned it!
    Found your blog on the Motivation Monday link party and started following on Google +.


    1. Thanks so much for visiting AND pinning Erin! It's a wonderful dessert- ENJOY!

  3. Hi Amy, just wanted to let you know I'll be sharing this on FB today - too yummy not to!

    1. Amy, I'm soooo grateful! I also REALLY wish I had some of this banana pudding already prepared for dinner tonight...........

  4. This truly is comfort food at it's best! Looks delicious. Thanks for sharing on Merry Monday.

  5. Be still my heart, a blast from the past. I love it! Thanks for sharing your fabulous recipe with us this week at Foodie Fridays. Hope to see you again this week. I'm sure you'll be cooking up something delicious!

    1. I grew up with LOTS of banana puddin' too Shari! I still just love it!


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