Kentucky Banana Pudding

Kentucky Banana Pudding

86 Reviews 4 Pics
  • Prep

    20 m
  • Cook

    20 m
  • Ready In

    1 h 40 m
Recipe by  Melody

“This is my grandmother's recipe! A version with a cookie crust.”

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Original recipe yields 8 to 12 servings



  1. In a saucepan over medium heat, combine the sugar, cornstarch, egg, evaporated milk and regular milk. Mix together well and stir until thick. Remove from heat; add vanilla and mix well.
  2. In a large bowl or casserole dish, arrange a layer of cookies. Pour pudding mixture over cookies and top with a layer of sliced bananas. Refrigerate until chilled.

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This recipe is really good. I only had sweetened condensed milk so I used that instead of evaporated so it was a little too sweet for me but not for anyone else. I had to make a lot of it, so I also mixed in a pack of instant pudding. Hint: Add a tablespoon of lemon juice to pudding and your bananas won't turn brown.



Hubby wanted banana pudding & insisted that it not be instant pudding. I felt that as long as we were cooking the pudding that it might as well be homemade. Thsi was PERFECT! Although because of the reviews complaining of the aftertaste from the evaporated milk (sometimes it bothers me, sometimes it doesn't), I decided to use 2 cups of 2% organic milk & 1 cup of heavy cream instead. It didn't take long for this to thicken at all. I let it cool for about 5 minutes & then layered it into a flared crystal bowl....making sure my bananas were recovered to prevent discoloring. I garnished w/ a pile of whipped cream, two, huge strawberries & a sprig of mint. Loved it...thanks Melody!



"The Very Best Banana Pudding Recipe" I have made. I have to double the recipe for my husband to take to work. As soon as he gets there they start eating it until it is all gone. The cooking is worth the effort. I always soak my bananas in lemon juice so that they want turn brown. Thanks for the recipe....God Bless You!

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Amount Per Serving (8 total)

  • Calories
  • 461 cal
  • 23%
  • Fat
  • 13.4 g
  • 21%
  • Carbs
  • 79.1 g
  • 26%
  • Protein
  • 8 g
  • 16%
  • Cholesterol
  • 44 mg
  • 15%
  • Sodium
  • 207 mg
  • 8%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet



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