This banana pudding is so delicious with all real ingredients and just as fast as a box! Making them in these little jars makes them perfect for your picnic!
I LOVE banana pudding but until recently had only ever made it from a box. While it’s good, it’s not the best, and after making the Heirloom Chocolate Cream Pie from an old cookbook I had inherited I realized how easy it is to make homemade pudding from scratch! It’s one of those that is just a good classic we all need in our recipe book and is so worth the time it takes to make, which isn’t much time at all. You’ll love light and creamy banana pudding that’s perfect for any occasion.
PICNIC PERFECT BANANA PUDDING
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Once I finally made the decision to switch from making plain box mix banana pudding, to this from-scratch recipe, I felt like I was experiencing banana pudding for the first time again. There is really no going back once you taste this perfect banana pudding, and why would you want to? Just wait until you see for yourself how easy it is to make!
Banana Pudding Ingredients
- Egg yolks
- Vanilla extract
- Vanilla wafers
- Whipped cream
How To Make Perfect Banana Pudding
Mix together sugar and cornstarch in a medium saucepan and add milk slowly. In a separate small bowl beat egg yolks, then heat the sugar and milk mixture stirring constantly. Once it begins to thicken add some of the sugar and milk mixture to the egg mixture VERY slowly mixing constantly.
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Add the rest of the egg mixture back into the sugar milk mixture, stirring constantly. Once cooked, remove from heat, add vanilla and butter and allow it to cool to room temperature
Line the bottom of your jar with vanilla wafers and banana slices. Top this with a layer of pudding and then alternate bananas and pudding till you’ve reached just under the top. Lastly, top the jar off with whipped cream and add the lid back to the jar and place in the fridge until cold.
How To Serve Perfect Banana Pudding
I LOVE little desserts in jars, don’t you? It’s great for parties with all the preportioned sizes and so easy to make ahead. Then you or whoever is lucky enough to snag one can just grab a jar out of the refrigerator and have a perfectly portioned snack ready to go.
Speaking of times where you need a good ready-to-go, or on the go snack, I think these little Banana Puddings in a jar are perfect for a picnic. Just grab a basket, a few PB&Js, some veggies, and drinks to go along with this pudding and you’re on your way to a perfect afternoon. So, if you’re are in a picnic-friendly area and can get out there with the kids before school make this quick and have tons of fun!!!
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Tools Used To Make This Picnic Perfect Banana Pudding
Sauce Pan: Every good cook needs a nice set of saucepans. I like to use a nonstick pan to help prevent any food from sticking to the bottom.
Mason Jar: You can technically serve this banana pudding in any kind of jar, or bowl, but I love how they look in a classic mason jar. Its the cutest presentation, and makes storing so easy.
- mix together sugar and cornstarch in a medium sauce pan and add milk slowly
- in a separate small bowl beat egg yolks
- heat sugar and milk mixture over medium heat stirring constantly
- once it begins to thicken add a 1/4 of mixture to the egg mixture VERY slowly mixing constantly (this makes sure you don't scramble your egg yolks)
- add egg mixture back into the sugar milk mixture, stirring constantly
- cook for 2 min
- remove from heat and add vanilla and butter and allow it to cool to room temperature
- line the bottom of your jar with vanilla wafers then a layer of banana slices
- top this with a layer of pudding and then alternate bananas and pudding till you've reached just under the top.
- top the jar off with whipped cream
- add the lid back to the jar and place in fridge until cold
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