Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Mason Jar Banana Pudding


Homemade Banana Pudding
¾ cup sugar
1/3 cup cake flour
¼ teaspoon salt
4 large egg yolks
2 cups whole milk
½ teaspoon vanilla extract
1 Box Vanilla Wafer Cookies
4 medium bananas, peeled and sliced
4 large egg whites
¼ teaspoon cream of tartar
5 tablespoons sugar
½ teaspoon vanilla extract
MAKE THE PUDDING. In a heavy-bottomed saucepan over medium heat, bring 2 inches of water to a boil. In a large stainless steel bowl, whisk together the sugar, flour, and salt. Whisk in the egg yolks, and then the milk, vanilla bean, nutmeg, and cinnamon. Place the bowl over the pan of water and cook, stirring until the mixture is thick and coats the back of a spoon, 12 to 15 minutes. Remove from the heat and stir in vanilla extract.

~While the pudding is still warm, layer the cookies, bananas, and pudding in 1/2-pint canning jars.
Yields 8 ~ 1/2 pint canning jars.

~Pre heat the oven to 425 degrees F.
MAKE THE TOPPING. Whip the egg whites in an electric mixer on medium speed until frothy. Add the cream of tartar and slowly increase the speed as the egg whites become opaque. Add the sugar 1 tablespoon at a time. Add the vanilla extract. Whip until the whites form a soft peak. Spoon the meringue over the warm puddings, sealing it to the sides of the jars.

~Bake the puddings for 4 minutes, or until the meringue is puffed and brown. Cool on a rack for 20 minutes, and then refrigerate for 2 hours, or until you can't stand it anymore.

Can't take credit for this idea I actually got it from Martha Foose  author of "Screen Doors and Sweet Tea".


  1. I love banana pudding. Might just have to try these.

  2. So cute and very sweet-lol! Pun intended. Great dessert for a dinner party. Rod Stewart doesn't hurt either! Very romantic!

  3. Yum... I don't think I've ever seen a recipe for homemade banana pudding. Thanks for posting it!

    Got any homemade pistachio pudding recipes?

  4. This is the most adorable idea. I have a stack of Mason jars, too!

  5. This is just darling. It's my husband's favorite dessert.