Meringue-topped banana Pudding is a classic Southern dessert that combines creamy banana pudding with a light and fluffy meringue topping. This dessert is both comforting and elegant, perfect for any occasion.


For the Pudding:

  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/3 cup all-purpose flour
  • Dash of salt
  • 3 cups whole milk
  • 3 large egg yolks, lightly beaten
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 4 ripe bananas, sliced
  • 1 package (12 ounces) vanilla wafers

For the Meringue:

  • 3 large egg whites
  • 1/4 teaspoon cream of tartar
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar


  1. Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C).
  2. Start with the pudding: In a large saucepan, combine 1/2 cup sugar, flour, and salt. Gradually stir in milk. Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, until thickened and bubbly.
  3. Gradually stir about one-quarter of the hot mixture into the beaten egg yolks; add this yolk mixture back to the rest of the hot mixture, stirring constantly. Cook for an additional 2 minutes, then remove from heat.
  4. Stir in the vanilla extract.
  5. Layer the bottom of a 2-quart baking dish with vanilla wafers, followed by a layer of banana slices. Pour half of the pudding over the bananas. Repeat the layers once more, ending with the pudding on top.
  6. For the meringue: In a large bowl, beat the egg whites with cream of tartar until soft peaks form. Gradually add 1/4 cup sugar, continuing to beat until stiff peaks form.
  7. Spread the meringue over the pudding, sealing the edges at the sides of the dish.
  8. Bake in the preheated oven for 10-15 minutes, or until the meringue is golden brown.
  9. Remove from the oven and let cool for 1 hour. Refrigerate for 3-4 hours before serving.
  10. Serve the banana pudding chilled.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

  • Calories: 300-350
  • Fat: 10g
  • Carbohydrates: 50g
  • Protein: 6g

Prep and Cooking Time

  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Cooking Time: 15 minutes
  • Additional Time: 4-5 hours for cooling and chilling


  • Serves: 8-10

Meringue-topped banana Pudding is a delightful blend of creamy, fruity, and airy textures. Each spoonful offers the comforting flavors of banana and vanilla, topped with a light and sweet meringue. It’s a crowd-pleasing dessert that’s sure to bring smiles to your table!

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