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Banana Pudding in a Jar Recipe

Ingredients

  • 4 egg yolks
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 cups milk
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 3 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 2 tablespoons vanilla extract
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 box Nilla Wafers
  • 4 bananas sliced
  • 2 cups heavy cream
  • 2 tablespoons sugar

Instructions

  1. Whisk together egg yolks and sugar
  2. Heat milk, cream, and cornstarch over medium until steamy
  3. Temper eggs by whisking hot milk mixture into eggs one 1/2 cup at a time
  4. Add tempered eggs back into milk pot, increase heat
  5. Whisk and scrape sides until mixture just starts to bubble, remove from heat
  6. Continue whisking
  7. Add vanilla and butter, stirring until butter melts
  8. Pour through fine mesh sieve
  9. Cover with plastic wrap touching all surfaces of pudding to prevent skin

To Assemble

  1. Layer Nilla Wafers on bottom of jar
  2. Add layer of sliced bananas
  3. Add layer of pudding
  4. Add layer of cookies
  5. Add layer of bananas
  6. Add layer of pudding
  7. Whip heavy cream in bowl of stand mixer fitted with whisk until peaks form - 2-3 minutes
  8. Top with whipped cream
  9. Garnish with cookie and/or banana, if desired