Wednesday, September 10, 2014

A true Southern dessert....

Happy Wednesday!  I hope you are having a good week.

We recently had the opportunity to enjoy this:


Now, the big question is this:  What is underneath that meringue?


Banana Pudding!

This is truly a Southern dessert!  I have childhood memories of this going from our kitchen to church for a monthly pot-luck supper!  Mother made the custard "from scratch," of course, and that is when I learned all about tempering the eggs before adding them to the boiling custard.  

Alternating layers of vanilla wafers and sliced bananas, the custard is then poured over the layers.  The meringue then is added to cover the top, and then it is baked until golden brown.  I used recipes that I have used from Betty Crocker cookbooks through the years for the custard/pudding and meringue.  Betty Crocker was the first cookbook I had all those years ago when I first began to "keep a kitchen."

By the way, very few leftovers remained from this dessert.:-)

Thank you for reading.  I really appreciate your comments.

15 comments:

  1. Oh, yes! I remember those banana puddings that came from our kitchen while growing up! You know, I never did care for this because I don't like soggy vanilla wafers, but other folks seem to be crazy about it, so that just leaves more for them to enjoy! Have a wonderful Wednesday, Sister! :-) Oh, I was all about the chocolate pies that also came from our kitchen, and that has not changed, except that now I use instant pudding and Cool Whip.

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  2. i can't tell you how many times i made this for the homeless shelter. it was a favorite of all the men there. lots of them have few teeth and this did not need much chewing!

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  3. i can't tell you how many times i made this for the homeless shelter. it was a favorite of all the men there. lots of them have few teeth and this did not need much chewing!

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  4. Your Banana custard pie looks yummy.
    I'm still have one piece left from my pecan pie.

    Hugs,
    JB

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  5. Hi Nellie , I'll take a bowl , yummy , delicious ;-D

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  6. Yours looks great! My mother made this (pie) with her awseome pie crust from scratch so many times, into her 80's, and everyone raved about it. Personally, I couldn't stand it, bananas are not my thing.

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  7. Now THAT reminds me of my grandmothers'!

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  8. That looks as if it came from Heaven.

    Love,
    Janie

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  9. Banana Pudding is my favorite dessert when we eat somewhere where lots of desserts are offered... I always get BP when we eat at the state parks (Cumberland Mtn and Fall Creek Falls)... YUM...

    YOURS looks terrific... Send me a piece.
    Hugs,
    Betsy

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  10. My Mama had a tradition. I would bring her food. Then when she brought back my pan, it would be filled with yummy banana pudding.
    One the the very hard things for her when she got sick and I would bring her dinner, was having to give back my pan with no banana pudding in it. I have never made it as well as what she sent home with me. I thought of it looking at that picture.
    I have been praying for you all day.

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  11. I would have never thought there was banana in a meringue. I always think there will be lemon. I don't eat enough banana desserts. This one looks delicious.

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  12. OMGoodness- THAT looks really good. My husband would LOVE it. I can see why there weren't many leftovers! xo Diana

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  13. I love banana pudding!!! My mamaw used to make the most amazing banana pudding. I haven't had it in forever :)

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