World’s BEST Banana Pudding

September 24, 2012


This is, without a doubt, the best banana pudding recipe I’ve tried. It’s my mother-in-law’s recipe and my father-in-law’s favorite. In fact, when he sent along the recipe, he titled it “world’s best.” I cannot disagree. The meringue on top makes it truly special.

Ingredients: (makes up to 8 servings)
¾ cup granulated sugar
3 Tablespoons all-purpose flour
1/4 tsp salt
5 eggs
2 cups milk
½ tsp vanilla extract
Vanilla Wafers
5 to 6 medium size fully ripe bananas, sliced

Directions: In a pot, on low heat, combine ½ cup sugar, flour and salt . Mix 1 whole egg and 3 egg yokes. Stir in milk. Cook, uncovered stirring constantly, until thickened. Remove from heat; add vanilla.


Spread small amount on bottom of 1 ½ quart casserole; cover with layer of vanilla wafers.



Top with layer of sliced bananas. Pour about 1/3 of custard over bananas. Continue to layer wafers, bananas and custard to make 3 layers of each ending with custard.


Beat remaining 4 egg whites stiff, but not dry; gradually add remaining ¼ cup sugar and beat until mixture forms stiff peaks. Pile on top of pudding covering entire surface.



Bake in preheated hot oven (425 degrees F.) 5 minutes or until delicately browned. Serve warm or chilled.




Mmmm… it truly is the world’s best.

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Kathy September 11, 2013 at 8:32 pm

Sounds delicious! Could I prepare this the night before and then put in the oven the next day right before serving?

Jen @ Keepitsimplefoods January 5, 2014 at 1:50 pm


David September 24, 2012 at 7:42 pm

This is truely the World’s Best Banana Pudding. It is good for breakfast lunch for dinner, warm or cold. The flavors are real with every taste. You will truely enjoy this old Southern treat. Yum!

Meredith September 24, 2012 at 8:31 am

You forgot to mention what a great breakfast food it is! I made it for the boys I worked with at the Bank and got marriage proposals! ; )

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