Decadent Banana Cream Pudding

We’ve had a fair amount of banana pudding, lately.  I made the last one with Danish butter cookies, instead of vanilla wafers.  It was scrumptious, but there are a couple of people here who insist on vanilla wafers, so I made this pudding with wafers.

My “testers” have told me, this is the most delicious ever!

Banana Pudding

Decadent Banana Cream Pudding

Total Time: 30 minutes

Yield: Serves 10-12


    Banana Cream
  • 1/2 cup + 1 TBSP cornstarch (packed, like you would brown sugar)
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 6 egg yolks
  • 6 cups whole milk or half and half
  • 6 TBSP butter
  • 1 TBSP vanilla
  • 2-3 bananas, mashed well
  • Pudding
  • 1 box vanilla wafers
  • 2-3 sliced bananas
  • Cream mixture


    Banana Cream
  1. In a medium saucepan, stir together cornstarch, sugar, and salt.
  2. Stir in egg yolks, then stir in milk a little at a time, mixing well.
  3. Add butter.
  4. Heat and stir on medium until thick and bubbly. Remove from heat.
  5. Stir in vanilla and mashed bananas.
  6. Pudding
  7. In a large bowl, layer wafers, sliced bananas, and cream mixture. Create two or more layers, and end with wafers on top.
  8. If you can't wait until it's chilled completely, serve it warm.