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Banana Pudding

Posted on 01 September 2017

Amoretti's Banana Compound means you can make your favorite banana pudding even better! And portion control comes standard if you follow our lead and use 6 individual dishes.


  • 5 large egg yolks
  • ½ cup sugar
  • ¼ cup cornstarch
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • 2 cups whole milk
  • ¾ tbsp Amoretti® Banana Compound
  • 2 tbsp unsalted butter
  • 1 ripe banana, sliced
  • 1 cup vanilla wafers (about 15 cookies)
  • 2 tsp sugar
  • ¼ tbsp ground cinnamon
  • pinch salt
  • 1 tbsp unsalted butter, melted


  1. Whisk the egg yolks, sugar, cornstarch, and salt together in a medium bowl and set aside.
  2. Bring the milk to a boil in a medium saucepan.
  3. Remove from the heat and whisk a little at a time into the egg mixture.
  4. Once the bottom of the bowl is warm, slowly whisk in the remaining hot milk.
  5. Measure and add Amoretti Banana Compound, mixing from the bottom up.
  6. Pour the mixture back into a clean medium saucepan (cleaning the saucepan prevents the pudding from scorching), whisk over medium-low heat until it thickens, about 2 minutes.
  7. Cook while constantly whisking until the pudding is glossy and quite thick, 1½ to 2 minutes longer.
  8. Transfer the pudding to a clean bowl.
  9. Add the butter and gently whisk until the butter is completely melted and incorporated.
  10. Press a piece of plastic wrap onto the surface of the pudding to prevent a skin from forming. Refrigerate for 4 hours.
  1. While the pudding sets, heat the oven to 325°F.
  2. Line a rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside.
  3. Place the wafers in a resealable plastic bag and seal (make sure there is no air in the bag prior to sealing).
  4. Using a rolling pin or a flat-bottomed saucepan or pot, crush the vanilla wafers until they're coarsely ground.
  5. Transfer them to a small bowl and stir in the sugar, cinnamon, and salt.
  6. Use a spoon to evenly stir in the melted butter, transfer to the prepared baking sheet, and toast in the oven until brown and fragrant, 12 to 15 minutes.
  7. Remove from the oven and set aside to cool. (The crumbs can be stored in an airtight container for up to 5 days at room temperature or frozen for up to 2 months; re-crisp in a 325°F oven for 6 to 7 minutes if necessary.)
  1. Divide sliced banana between 6 custard cups or martini glasses (sprinkle with a squeeze of lemon juice if you like—this helps prevent browning).
  2. Whisk the pudding until it is soft and smooth, about 30 seconds, and then divide it between the custard cups.
  3. Top with the vanilla wafer mixture and serve. (If not served immediately, the pudding will keep in the refrigerator for up to 3 days, with plastic wrap intact. Sprinkle the crumbs on just before serving.)
Go absolutely bananas because this banana pudding is just too good!

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