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Childhood dreams revolve around such things as this. Hoping that mama would make this banana pudding from scratch for Sunday dinner, we would often ‘stack’ the grocery cart with the bananas and vanilla wafers. Once she tried to get away with the store bought vanilla pudding and it just wasn’t the same. (This my friends is just what we in the south call sacrilege.) From scratch is the ONLY way to make this dessert. So, I give you my Mama’s recipe with no clue where she might have found it, other than over the clothesline, where all good recipes came from in those days.
This is no run of the mill Banana Pudding. There are hundreds, no thousands of recipes online and in cookbooks, but this pudding, is simply divine. A homemade custard, caresses bananas and vanilla wafers (oh the comfort cookie) beneath a crown of mile high meringue (lightly browned). The only problem you’ll have with this recipe is waiting on it to cool so you can eat it!
This recipe ranks as a husband and family pleaser. Use the best ingredients you can afford and go for it !Print
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