Baked Banana Pudding
Banana pudding is a delicious treat southerners know far too well. It’s probably one of the best ways to eat bananas, especially when this banana pudding is baked.
Baked banana pudding was made popular by Food Network chef Alton Brown, who took the classic southern dish and added the genius additional layer to its flavor. A ton of chefs took inspiration, and now plenty of people are making this dish!
Chef John from Food Wishes is back at it again with another video tutorial, this time for the baked banana pudding of your dreams. I tried it, and I felt like I was ascending to heaven.
The best part? This baked banana pudding is super simple to make, too! Just gather a few ingredients, and you can get started on making your own. Here’s what you’ll need:
- vanilla wafers
- very ripe bananas, peeled, and sliced
- freshly squeezed lemon juice
- granulated sugar
- all-purpose flour
- fine salt
- vanilla extract
- banana liquor, optional
- cold butter
- cream of tartar
Click here to read the exact amounts of each ingredient from Chef John’s blog. Now that you’ve got your ingredients, you can make the baked banana pudding.
Preheat your oven to 400 degrees F.
The basic structure of this deliciousness is the following: a custard, sliced bananas, vanilla wafers, and a meringue topping. Talk about yum, am I right?
Start by making the custard from the egg yolks, sugar, salt, flour, milk, vanilla, banana liquor and cold butter. Once the custard is made, you can layer it with the sliced bananas and the vanilla wafers.
Now on to the meringue. Egg whites, white sugar, and cream of tarter come together to make this meringue. Top the layered pudding with your meringue.
Then, put it in the oven for 7-10 minutes, or until the meringue is browned. Chef John suggests chilling completely before serving, but it’s up to you!
Watch the video below for some more tips and tricks on making this bad boy.