Thursday, March 7, 2013


Welcome to Open House!  

 It's always a really great time for something yummy and if you have some bananas and vanilla wafers in the house you are good to go!

A friend gave me this recipe in Virginia years ago.  I have made it many times over the years.  Most of the ingredients are regular pantry and refrigerator stuff . This recipe will make an 8 x 8 size so double it if you want a larger family size casserole size. 

You will need 1 cup of sugar, 1/3 cup cornstarch, 3/4 tsp salt, 3 cups milk, 3 eggs separated, 1 1/2 tsp vanilla extract, 24 small vanilla wafers, 3 large ripe bananas.


In the top of a double boiler mix 2/3 cup of sugar, cornstarch, salt and milk.  Put over boiling water and cook.  Stir until thick.  Cover and cook 10 minutes.  Stir often and slowly add small amount to the egg yolks which were separated in a small bowl.  Return the egg yolks to the double boiler and stir well about 2 minutes.

Pour this into a bowl once it is thick and add the vanilla.  Put in the refrigerator to cool.  Once it is cool, you can line the bottom of your pan with vanilla wafers and layer cut up bananas, and pour in the pudding making sure the bananas are covered with pudding.  Remember, if you use warm pudding- the bananas will turn brown!

In another bowl, whip the egg whites with 1/3 cup sugar until they are stiff.  Spread across the cooled pudding to the edges. Bake in a preheated 400 degree oven until brown- about 5 minutes. Refrigerate for a while to allow the cookies to soften!

I am inviting you to link a post from your blog to "Open House" below - just choose something related to home, cooking, table setting, sewing, crafting, antiquing, DIY, gardening, etc!  You get the idea!  Please include a link to this blog as well.

I will also be linking to: Between Naps on the Porch and Home Sweet Home 


Donna and Miss Spenser said... honey will be so excited for this recipe...he adores puddings and bananas!! Lovely are so talented!!

Donna (IA)

parTea lady said...

This sounds like a wonderful dessert and I like that there is no pie crust to make.

Mrs. Sarah Coller said...

Yum! My husband has been craving a banana creme pie...maybe I'll see if he wants this instead! I've just posted this week's new Homemaking Linkup and would love to have you join, if you'd like.

Mrs. Sarah Coller

LELO said...

The meringue seems so good...
And the bunnies are soooo cute!
I like them a lot!

Thanks for sharing :D

kitty@ Kitty's Kozy Kitchen said...

Your dessert looks so pretty, Bernideen! Isn't it nice when a recipe calls for everything you have in the pantry? I still want to make your brownies. Your table looks so Springy. Thanks for hosting and happy week.

Shane Pollard said...

Thank you for hosting "open house' again Bernadeen!
I've always got bananas that need using up so this recipe is perfect!
Your rabbit eggcups are delightful - I would love to find some here!!!...
Kiwi smiles and hugs
Shane ♥

Kathy said...

Hello Dear Friend, My co-worker has been after me to make Banana Pudding for him - I finally encouraged him to learn how to make it for himself - this coincidence is fun!
Love joining your party this wee - accidentally scrolled too far and also joined last week's party too!
Hope you have a blessed weekend,

Sarah said...

Bernideen, I grew up loving my mom's banana pudding, but she never put a meringue on hers. A few years ago I made a recipe using the meringue as a topping. I'm sold. I've never made it the "old" way since. Oh, how I wish I had a bowl of this for my afternoon tea.
Thanks for hosting.......Sarah

Anonymous said...

How in the world did you know how much I love love love banana pudding? This looks and sounds so good! Your table is so lovely too! Thanks for hosting your party and I'm joining you today.
be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Diane | An Extraordinary Day said...

Oh my goodness! Your dessert makes my mouth water, just reading about it. Perfect for Spring!! :)

Chenille Cottage said...

Hi Bernideen,
What a wonderful post. Your recipe and photos are mouthwatering!
Thank you for sharing.
I am headed over to my blog to include your Tuesday and Thursday parties on my blog roll.

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

Looks delightful and delicious!

Darlene said...

Thank you for the homemade recipe for banana pudding. I've had some made with instant pudding and it isn't the same. Going to try this. take care, Darlene

Olga Poltava said...

This meringue pudding sounds really good and not to difficult to make. I'm sure my children would love it.
Everything on your table looks so pretty. I love the doily with pansies. What a delicate crochet work.

Olga Poltava said...

I joined your Open House with a crochet tablecloth that I'm working on.
Thank you for hosting this link party.

Lady Linda said...

I could use a big scoop of that dessert right now! YUMMY

Magali@TheLittleWhiteHouse said...

I love meringue. Your table is divine, your china is so pretty!

Moni - Zuhaus at Home said...

Thanks for sharing that wonderful recipe, my mother-in-law made the best banana pudding, however I think i might just like it with the meringue on top!

Angela McRae said...

Oh, your pretty place settings are SO making me long for spring! Love the chintz, the mother of pearl flatware, the bunny ... just charming, as it always, always is here!

parTea lady said...

What a beautiful tablescape for Easter - such lovely teawares. The banana meringue pudding looks delicious - thanks for the recipe.

Linda said...

That sounds wonderful!

Donna Heber said...

Hi Bernideen,

Your banana meringue pudding looks delicious! I adore your spring table with those cute bunny and chick dishes.

The Charm of Home said...

Such a sweet table. I love the little bunny!

Kathy said...

Yum, and don't you know Dearest and I are trying to lose weight! This is his favorite dessert! Love your plates and the sweet bunnies! I do appreciate you sharing with Home and Garden Thursday,