Old Fashioned Banana Pudding Served in a Jar

side view of small glass jar filled with banana pudding sitting on white plate with tan white check napkin beside plate mason jar of small daisies in background

Do you love a good southern recipe? Oh good, ’cause I’ve got the best old fashioned banana pudding served in a jar recipe!!

It’s menu day for my monthly dinner club, and we’re sharing a full menu for hosting a Low Country Boil.

I had the dessert portion of the menu this month, and thought this old fashioned banana pudding would be the perfect addition to my southern shrimp boil party.

If you’re coming over from Regina from Saved From Salvage, welcome! Regina is our guest host this month and we are so happy to have her joining us.

white bowl of hush puppies with old bay seasoning and botttle of honey in background



Didn’t her hush puppies look so yummy??

I can’t wait to try the recipe.

menu for a low country boil party

Summer Spiked Strawberry Lemonade
Easy Low County Boil Recipe
The Best Carolina Caviar
Salad with Cucumber, Tomato and Onion
Easy Hush Puppies
Old Fashioned Banana Pudding Served In A Jar

Shrimp Boil Party Tablescape

If you missed my Low Country/Shrimp Boil tablescape and inspiration on Thursday, you can see that here.

overhead view place setting for shrimp boil table covered in brown paper then fish net and white dinner plate stacked with a woven plate holder then white salad plate on top and small metal bucket lined with parchment paper on top of salad plate fork and knife tied with tan and white check fabric napkin to left of plate and mason jar of daisies to left of plate white washcloth rolled and tied with twine and stem of rosemary tucked in Pinterest graphic

Would you believe this recipe was actually my uncle’s??

It’s been in the family for years and is my go-to old fashioned banana pudding recipe!

There’s just something about homemade banana pudding that you can’t beat! None of that store bought boxed pudding for me!!

But, this time I added a bit of a twist, and decided to serve it in small mason jars.

Making desserts in individual jars for a get together, make a fun and creative element and also make grabbing a dessert much easier for your guests.

ingredients for old fashioned banana pudding served in a jar

ingredients for banana pudding box of vanilla wafers bottle of vanilla canister of flour can of condensed milk 2 eggs bananas

1/3 cup flour
2 1/2 cups milk
1 can condensed milk
pinch of salt
2 egg yolks
2 teaspoons vanilla
bananas
vanilla wafers
whipped cream (optional)
small mason jars

directions for old fashioned banana pudding

overhead view of making pudding in a saucepan on stove

Mix flour, milk, condensed milk, salt, egg yolks and vanilla together.

Pour into a saucepan over medium high heat and stir fairly consistently until thickened.

This will take about 20 minutes.

Again, you will want to watch over it and stir often so the mixture doesn’t stick to the bottom of the pan and burn.

assembling your banana pudding in jars

While your pudding is heating, you will want to crush vanilla wafers and add a small layer to each of your jars.

I did this process close by the stove, so I could continue to stir the pudding mixture.



After your pudding mixture is thickened, you will want to let a cool a bit. Then, add a small layer on top of the crushed vanilla wafers.

Top this layer with chopped up bananas, then repeat the process once more.

serving old fashioned banana pudding in jars

The banana pudding jars can be stored in the fridge until ready to serve.

Honestly, I prefer the banana pudding warm, so I try and wait to make it close to time to serve it.

Obviously, this is a personal preference and depends on what kind of time you have before your event.

When you’re ready to serve your banana pudding jars, top each with whipped cream and garnish with a banana slice.

And that’s it!

You have a yummy homemade dessert, served in a cute and creative way.

You could even make these as favors and send one home with each guest instead of serving at your get together.



I hope you enjoyed this recipe and idea for old fashioned banana pudding served in jars!

If you try it, let me know. I love hearing from you!


Next up on the recipe tour is Jen from Midwest Life and Style with a delicious recipe for Simple Summer Spiked Strawberry Lemonade.

Click on the link at the bottom of each photo to get the full menu.

blessings,

side view of small glass jar filled with banana pudding sitting on white plate with tan white check napkin beside plate mason jar of small daisies in background

Old Fashioned Banana Pudding Served in a Jar

This old fashioned homemade banana pudding is easy and so delicious for any occasion.
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 6 mason jars

Ingredients
  

  • 1/3 cup flour
  • 2 1/2 cup milk
  • 1 can condensed milk
  • pinch salt
  • 2 egg yolks
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 3 cups chopped vanilla waferss
  • 1-2 bananas
  • whipped cream

Instructions
 

  • Mix flour, milk, condensed milk, salt, egg yolks and vanilla together.
  • Pour into a saucepan and cook over medium high heat and stir fairly consistently until thickened.
    This will take about 20 minutes.
  • You will want to watch over it and stir often so the mixture doesn't stick to the bottom of the pan and burn.
  • While your pudding is cooking, you will want to crush vanilla wafers and add a small layer to each of your small jars.
    I did this close by the stove, so I could continue to stir the pudding mixture.
  • After your pudding mixture is thickened, you will want to let it cool a bit.
    Then, add a small amount on top of the layer of vanilla wafers in your jars.
  • Top this layer with chopped up bananas, then repeat the process once more.
  • When you are ready to serve your banana pudding jars, top each one with whipped cream and a banana slice for garnish.

Notes

You can store the banana pudding jars in the fridge until ready to serve.
Top with the whipped cream right before serving.  
Keyword banana pudding, comfort food, dessert

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side view of small glass jar filled with banana pudding sitting on white plate with tan white check napkin beside plate mason jar of small daisies in background Pinterest graphic

If you would like more tablescape inspiration you can see my lemon themed backyard picnic here.

Outdoor picnic tablescape with white plates on a white table, white flowers in a vintage white vase, lemon print napkins, bamboo utensils and a vintage picnic basket

or a “peachy” summer tablescape here…..

peach themed tablescape set at a long white farmtable. White dinner plates are topped with a peach pattern melamine plate and a white linen napkin with a woven napkin ring sits beside each place setting. The center piece is a large pedestal white bowl filled with fresh peaches and peach tree leaves, and 3 vintage brass candlesticks with white tapers surround the centerpiece.


or this red, white and blue tablescape just in time for the summer patriotic holidays.

a red, white and blue table setting with a stack of plates at each place setting placed on top of a 12x18" flag used as a placemat. A white dinner plate, then a smaller blue transferware dinner plate, a fluted edge white salad plate topped with a red transferware salad plate. A blue bandana for a napkin and silverware are standing inside a clear glass goblet. Scrabble tiles with a patriotic word are at each place setting.

10 thoughts on “Old Fashioned Banana Pudding Served in a Jar

    1. Thank you my friend! Have a lovely week!

  1. Yum, Michelle! This looks amazing. I can’t wait to give it a try. Pinned!

    1. Thanks Jen! I’m so glad you liked it, and I hope you get to try it!

  2. Michele banana pudding is my absolute favorite and your recipe looks AMAZING!!! I’m totally making this one. THanks for sharing – pinned!

    1. Oh, I’m so glad Stacy! Let me know what you think!

  3. This looks so good! Banana pudding is my son’s favorite! I think I’m going to try to make it gluten free!!!

    1. Oh, that’s a great idea! I hope you enjoy it!

  4. Sounds wonderful but could you tell me the size of your jars you used. 4oz, 6oz, 8oz? Did you jars come with the gold tops? Thanks

    1. They are roughly 8 ounces. I spray painted the outside of the lids but left the inside, so no paint would be touching the food surface.

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