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.
Didn’t her hush puppies look so yummy??
I can’t wait to try the recipe.
menu for a low country boil party
Shrimp Boil Party Tablescape
If you missed my Low Country/Shrimp Boil tablescape and inspiration on Thursday, you can see that here.
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
1/3 cup flour
2 1/2 cups milk
1 can condensed milk
pinch of salt
2 egg yolks
2 teaspoons vanilla
whipped cream (optional)
small mason jars
directions for old fashioned banana pudding
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.
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Old Fashioned Banana Pudding Served in a Jar
- 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
- 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.
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If you would like more tablescape inspiration you can see my lemon themed backyard picnic here.
or a “peachy” summer tablescape here…..
or this red, white and blue tablescape just in time for the summer patriotic holidays.