Banana Pudding Recipe from Scratch

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This recipe appeared in the feature In Search of Hillbillies and Banana Pudding by Joyce Pinson Nov 14, 2012.


Banana Pudding The Ultimate Family Dessert Recipe

I remember standing on a chair at the stove to stir pudding constantly. Momma would chide if I let the sweet milky custard scorch.

Banana Pudding Recipe from scratch inspired by Louiisvilles Silver Dollar

Mom always made banana pudding a day ahead. She never used vanilla wafers, instead we used graham crackers. The dessert, a family favorite, was served chilled with the graham crackers absorbing the pudding making them soft and inviting. I could dive in! Giggles

Until I came to the mountains, I never saw banana pudding with meringue. No really, it’s true.

Until I went to the Silver Dollar, which is in Louisville I had never been served warm banana pudding with a meringue on the top. I am enamoured!

Warm with egg richness and a splash of bourbon, the Silver Dollar banana pudding recipe was topped with a browned meringue that made me think of marshmellows toasted on a campfire, only smoother and richer.

I don’t know the secret recipe of Jonathan Schwartz, the executive chef at Silver Dollar, but I do know this recipe is very well recieved here at the big red barn. Giggles I use Ms. Donahue’s Dandy Cookies for the ultimate homemade experience.

Have a great Thanksgiving!


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About Joyce Pinson

Joyce Friend Pinson is a regional farm-to-table columnist for the Appalachian-News Express. She is a local television host. Her column show and blog, Friends Drift Inn, explores food, gardening, and real life farm-to-table stories from the perspective of a baby boomer in Appalachia. Joyce has a background in agriculture, media, and small business. Joyce is an heirloom gardening addict and home canner. She has a penchant for big hats, pointy toed shoes, and bourbon. Along with her husband Charlie, Joyce really does live in a barn where they ballroom dance. And laugh. And cook. And giggle.