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Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Pound Cake Banana Pudding with Meringue

This so much reminds me of the banana pudding that is served at Mrs. Wilkes Dining Room in Savannah, Ga. This is just flat wonderful. Paula is not the only place in Savannah that has great country cookin'.

Pound Cake Banana Pudding
Makes about 10 servings
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4 cups half-and-half
4 egg yolks (save whites for meringue
1 1/2 cups sugar
1/4 cup cornstarch
1/4 teaspoon salt
3 tablespoons butter
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1 (1-pound) pound cake, cubed (Sara Lee works great)
4 large ripe bananas, sliced
Meringue (recipe below)

1. Whisk together first 3 ingredients in a saucepan over medium-low heat; cook, whisking constantly, 13-15 minutes or until thickened.. Remove from heat; stir in butter and vanilla until butter melts. Layer half of pound cake cubes, half of bananas, and half of pudding mixture in a 3-quart round baking dish. Repeat layers. Cover pudding, and chill 6 hours.

2. Spread Meringue over pudding.

3. Bake at 375 degrees for 15 minutes or until golden brown.

Quick Meringue
makes about 3 1/2 cups

1/4 cup sugar
1/8 teaspoon salt
4 egg whites
1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract

Combine sugar and salt.

Beat egg whites and vanilla at high speed with an electric mixer until foamy. Add sugar mixture, 1 tablespoon at a time, and beat 2-3 minutes or until stiff peaks form and sugar dissolves.


  1. This sounds heavenly. I haven't had really good banana pudding in YEARS!

  2. this is wondeful so wonderful I can feelmy hips getting bigger as I read it,, YUM

  3. I can only imagine how good this would taste!--Inger

  4. This sounds fabulous. Do you usually serve it warm or cold? (I think it would be good both ways, but I'm wondering what you do.) Thanks

  5. Nice! I had never thought of using pound cake in this type of recipe. And I do LOVE Sara Lee's poundcake.

  6. Sounds great Bev -- hope you are enjoying your Spring. :)

  7. looks wonderful...we had sara lee pound cake last night with blackberries and cream


    love it

    kary and l'il teddy

  8. Made this and it turned out BEAUTIFULLY, which was a miracle considering I've never attempted meringue before. Most delicious dessert EVER - one of those that calls to you from the fridge in the middle of the night (or maybe that's just me).


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