Banana Pudding

Prep Time:
20 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs 20 mins

You won't want to wait too long for this pudding to set after it's done.


  • 2 cups skim milk

  • 3 large egg yolks

  • cup sugar

  • 3 tablespoons cornstarch

  • Pinch of salt

  • 4 medium ripe bananas, thinly sliced

  • Crumbled cookies, optional, for serving

  • Whipped cream, optional, for serving


  1. In a large pot, bring 2 inches of water to a simmer. In a large heatproof bowl, whisk together milk, egg yolks, sugar, cornstarch, and a pinch of salt until smooth.

  2. Place bowl over simmering water; cook, whisking, until thick, 10 minutes. Remove from heat.

  3. Divide bananas among six 8-ounce ramekins (or use a 1 1/2-quart dish). Pour hot-pudding mixture over bananas. Smooth tops, submerging bananas. Cover with plastic, and refrigerate until set, 1 hour or up to overnight. Garnish with crumbled cookies and whipped cream, if desired.

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