Elvis Presley’s Banana Pudding


So I googled Elvis’s banana pudding and the recipe that came up was different than this one. The bastards! I don’t whose is actually the one Elvis sucked down, but this is the one I like:


1 1/2 cups vanilla wafers (about 30 wafers) crushed (food processor is good for this.)

1/4 cup butter, melted

Heat oven to 375 degrees. Combine crumbs and butter (if you used a food processor, just combine them in there, otherwise use a bowl. Duh.)

Spray an ovenproof deep dish with Pam, press the crumb mixture down firmly in the bottom. Bake for 9 minutes.

2 1/2 cups half and half

1/4 cup flour

3/4 cup sugar

3 egg yolks

1 teaspoon vanilla

2 or 3 ripe bananas (as many as you want, actually)

Make a smooth paste with 1/2 cup of the milk and all the flour; set aside. Whisk together sugar, egg yolks, and remaining milk in large-ish pan, add milk/flour mixture. Cook over medium heat stirring constantly until thick and smooth, 7 – 8 minutes. Remove from heat and stir in vanilla.

Layer half the banana slices on the crust, pour in about half the pudding, layer in rest of bananas, pour in all remaining pudding. Unless you get loaded like I did and put all the bananas in first and then pour all the pudding in, which turned out fine.

About mrpeenee

A former bon vivant and terror of a number of New Orleans bars in the mad, gay 1980s, I'm now quietly retired and widowed in San Francisco. I have a crooked nose due to an unfortunate Frisbee accident.

2 responses »

  1. Beautiful banana, Mr. P. Whenever we have to spell “banana” wer’e always reminded of Charles Nelson Reilly doing the Bic Banana comemrcials…B-A-N-A-N-A! I am the Bic Banana!


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