Very Old Fashioned Banana Pudding

Very old fashioned banana pudding.
It seems we always have a banana or two or three looking for someplace to go.  My Mother-in-law, Jean Powell often served this and we all loved it.  I have never seen it anywhere and I have made it for almost 50 years,  Children love it as do adults.

2/3 c. sugar
1/2 t. salt
2 1/2 T. cornstarch
1 T. flour
3 C. milk
3 egg yolks beaten
1 T. butter
1 1/2 t. vanilla
3-4 bananas sliced
1 C. salted peanuts chopped

Mix the sugar, salt, cornstarch, and flour in a heavy bottomed saucepan.  Slowly pour in the milk and beaten egg yolks stirring well.  Cook over medium heat stirring until the mixture comes to a boil.  Boil for 1 full minute while stirring.  Remove from the heat.  Blend in the butter and vanilla.  Add the sliced bananas and pour into a serving dish.  Cover with plastic wrap so a skin does not form as it cools.

You may serve at room temperature or chilled.  Sprinkle with the chopped nuts just before serving.
Yield 6 generous servings.


tori said...

Love the combination of bananas and peanuts- such a great marriage of sweetness and textures.

lily said...

Thanks so much for you comment. I enjoy hearing from others as much as I do sharing some of these old recipes from our family!!