Now That’s Country Cookin’

So my husband was born and raised in King, North Carolina. I knew from the start it was going to be hard to compete with his mama’s comfort southern cooking style. It didn’t help that he moved to Texas only to discover BBQ and banana pudding! I had a lot to work on as a wifey chef!

Turns out southern comfort recipes run in my family. My great-grandmother made a mean banana pudding pie that I don’t think any of us will forget. I never got her recipe. But after this one I’m about to share I won’t need it! This was UH-MAZING! Nilla Wafer crust…pudding made from scratch…and that cream…mmmmmm!

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Ingredients:

  1. 2 cups of vanilla wafer crumbs
  2. 3 bananas sliced
  3. 1 1/2 cup of white sugar
  4. 1/4 cup all purpose-flour
  5. 2 cups milk
  6. 3 egg yolks
  7. 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  8. 3 tablespoons butter
  9. 2 teaspoons butter

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Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F 
  2. Mix Vanilla Wafer crumbs 3 tablespoons of melted butter and line 9 inch pie dish for crust
  3. Add a layer banana slices on top of the crust.
  4. To Make Pudding: In a medium saucepan, combine 1 1/2 cups sugar with flour. Beat and then stir in half the milk. Beat egg yolks and stir into sugar mixture. Add remaining milk and butter.
  5. Place mixture over low heat and cook until thickened, stirring FREQUENTLY. I typically don’t leave the stove on this one because leaving it still too long will ruin the texture completely.  Remove from heat and THEN stir in vanilla extract. Pour half of pudding over vanilla wafer and banana layer while still hot.
  6. Make another layer of alternating vanilla wafers and banana slices on top of pudding layer. Pour remaining pudding over second wafer and banana layer.
  7. Bake in preheated oven for 15 minutes.
  8. I top my pie off with my family’s favorite…lite COOL WHIP! Feel free to Make your own whip cream or meringue=) 
  9. Add wafers for decoration!
  10. Chill before serving.

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