Thursday, July 02, 2009

Puddin'... Southern Style

I've been a bad, bad mommy. I have deprived my child. Until earlier this week, he had NEVER had banana pudding "southern style". Do you know what I'm talking about? It's banana pudding with sliced bananas and Nilla wafers in it. I myself had never had it until I was about Jamie's age. Maybe that's why I neglected to ever fix it for him. Or maybe it's because I love the taste of banana, but hate the texture. Anyhoo, for anyone who doesn't know what I'm talking about, here's the recipe.


2 packages of Jell-O instant Banana Cream pudding (or you can do it the hard way and make the old-fashioned, cooked kind of pudding. To me, it's way too hot to do that, though!)
1 box of Nilla wafers
2-3 Bananas, sliced
1 tub of Cool Whip

  • Fix the pudding according to package directions, except do NOT pour into individual serving cups.
  • Layer a large, flat bottomed bowl (or casserole dish) with one layer of Nilla wafers, as many as you can fit across the bottom and up onto the sides
  • Put a relatively thin layer (about half of a package of pudding) of pudding on top of the Nilla wafers.
  • Take one of the sliced bananas and layer across the pudding.
  • Put another 1/2 package of pudding on top of the bananas.
  • Put another layer of Nilla wafers on top.
  • Put another layer of 1/2 package of pudding on top of that.
  • Put another layer of banana on top of that.
  • Put the last 1/2 package of pudding on top of that
  • Put another layer of Nilla wafers on top of that.
  • Layer on a thick layer of the Cool Whip, covering the whole top
  • Put the last bit of banana slices on top of that

For best results, let sit long enough for the Nilla wafers to get kind of soft - usually overnight. However, if you can't wait that long (and Jamie and I couldn't) go ahead and dig in. It will still be delicious!


Becca said...

Dude, my granny used to make this for me as a kid, and I keep meaning to do it. I always forget a piece--like I have pudding and wafers, but no bananas. I'll have to get on the ball--this would be perfect for Saturday after burgers and hot dogs.

Jenn-Jenn, the Mother Hen said...

Jamie's friend Spencer's dad has "volunteered" to bring Spencer over to our house tomorrow in hopes he can wheedle me out of a bowl of this pudding. Julie says she won't fix it, and Jon drools at the mere mention of this dessert! LOL

Mrs. Allroro said...

Speaking of drooling...I am in that state myself.

Tara said...

You could do it individual style. Use paper cupcake liners, one wafer on the bottom and continue the layering yumminess!