Thursday, September 15, 2011

Roasted Banana Pudding

We met with friends for dinner last week.  One of the ladies brought a Roasted Banana Pudding that was easy and really delicious!  I would make this again.  She said that she got it from the August issue of Cooking Light.  The difference was that she didn't make it "light".  She whipped her own cream instead of using fat free as recommended in the recipe.

I think I should make this one again, this weekend.  To repeat myself, it was great!


Roasted Banana Pudding


Preheat oven to 350°

  • ripe unpeeled medium bananas (about 2 pounds)
  • 2 cups 2% reduced-fat milk
  • 2/3 cup sugar, divided
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • large eggs
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • (12-ounce) container frozen fat-free whipped topping, thawed and divided (or, whip your own cream)
  • 45 vanilla wafers, divided


  • Place bananas on a jelly-roll pan covered with parchment paper. Bake at 350° for 20 minutes. Remove 3 bananas; cool completely. Peel and cut into 1/2-inch-thick slices. Bake the remaining 2 bananas at 350° for an additional 20 minutes. Carefully peel and place the 2 bananas in a small bowl, and mash with a fork until smooth.
  • Combine milk and 1/3 cup sugar in a saucepan over medium-high heat. Bring to a simmer (do not boil).
  • Combine remaining 1/3 cup sugar, cornstarch, salt, and eggs in a medium bowl; stir well with a whisk. Gradually add hot milk mixture to sugar mixture, stirring constantly with a whisk. Return milk mixture to pan. Cook over medium heat until thick and bubbly (about 3 minutes), stirring constantly. Remove from heat. Add mashed bananas, butter, and vanilla, stirring until butter melts. Place pan in a large ice-filled bowl for 15 minutes or until mixture comes to room temperature, stirring occasionally. Fold half of whipped topping into pudding.
  • Spread 1 cup custard evenly over the bottom of an 11 x 7-inch baking dish. Top with 20 vanilla wafers and half of the banana slices. Spoon half of remaining custard over banana. Repeat procedure with 20 wafers, banana slices, and custard. Spread remaining half of whipped topping evenly over top. Crush remaining 5 wafers; sprinkle over top. Refrigerate for 1 hour or until chilled.



I am participating in Foodie Friday hosted by Michael at Designs by Gollum and Fat Camp Friday hosted by Miranda at Mangoes and Chutney.

13 comments:

  1. ..and I should make one too seeing how it looks so good!

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  2. I would love to give this a try. Looks so delicious and the presentation is wonderful.

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  3. Oh my goodness, I absolutely love banana pudding but have never had a roasted banana pudding. Sounds SO good! I would use real whipped cream too. I buy Cooking Light but unfortunately missed this recipe, I'm so glad you posted it. And Kate, I keep forgetting to tell you, that salmon in parchment recipe you posted this summer. I've actually made it a few times now - we LOVE it!! I haven't taken any pics so haven't posted it, but one of these times, lol. Great recipe - thanks!

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  4. This recipe sounds divine, and if you say so I KNOW it is, Kate! Thank you for sharing it. Your presentation is beautiful! xoxo

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  5. Looks delicious!!! I have all the ingredients so there is non reason I can't get in there and make this.... My kind of dessert..
    Hugs
    Shug

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  6. Roasting the bananas is an interesting new twist to this old favorite. I haven't made this dessert in ages. Thanks for the reminder of how good it is! I'll use real whipped cream too.

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  7. Looks delish.

    We'd love you to share your recipes with us at
    Simply Delish Saturday

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  8. What a beautiful picture! the puddings look amazing - I could do with one (or two!) right now!
    mary

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  9. Outstandingly beautiful, I will take 2! This sounds fantastic.

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  10. what a great twist on one of my favorite desserts! i've only recently discovered the power of roasting bananas--it's fun and yields some extra-flavorful goo! :)

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  11. I do believe that looks delicious and of course I would whip my own cream too. Yummmm!

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  12. I am saving this! no more boxed banana pudding mix for me!

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