Recipe Details

Classic Banana Pudding

Number of Servings: 10

Serving Size: 1/2 cup

The small amount of sugar in the topping helps the meringue brown to perfection, and a bit of sour cream lends a touch of richness to this wonderful pudding.

Name: Amount:
fat-free milk 3 cups
egg 1 large
granular no-calorie sweetener 0.33 cup
cornstarch 0.25 cup
of salt
reduced-fat sour cream 0.33 cup
vanilla extract 2 tsp
medium ripe bananas, sliced 2
reduced-fat vanilla wafers, divided use 20
egg whites 3
cream of tartar 0.25 tsp
granulated sugar 1 Tbsp

Preheat oven to 325°F.


Combine the milk, egg, no-calorie sweetener, cornstarch, and salt in a medium heavy-bottomed saucepan and whisk until smooth. Cook over medium heat, whisking constantly, about 6 minutes or until the mixture comes toboil and thickens.


Remove from the heat and stir in the sour cream and vanilla. Arrange 1/3 of the banana slices in the bottom of a 1 1/2-quart soufflé or baking dish.


Spread 1/3 (about 1 cup) of the custard over the banana. Layer 10 of the wafers on top of the custard.


Top with 1/3 of the banana slices and spread another 1/3 of the custard over the bananas. Top with the remaining 10 wafers. Top the wafers with the remaining banana slices and custard.


Combine the egg whites and cream of tartar in a large bowl and beat at high speed until foamy.


Gradually add the sugar, beating until stiff peaks form.


Spread the egg whites evenly over the pudding, sealing to the edge of the dish. Bake for 25 minutes or until the meringue is golden.


Cool the pudding to room temperature, then refrigerate at least 2 hours. The pudding is best served within a day of preparation, as the bananas begin to discolor upon standing.


Store any leftovers in the refrigerator.

Nutritional Information (per serving)
Calories 132
Calories from Fat 21
Total Fat 2g
Saturated Fat 1g
Cholesterol 25mg
Sodium 100mg
Potassium n/a
Carbohydrates 22g
Dietary Fiber 1g
Sugars 13g
Protein 5g
Vitamin A n/a
Vitamin C n/a
Calcium n/a
Iron n/a
Folic Acid n/a
Dietary Exchange 1 1/2 Carbohydrate 1/2 Fat