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AWARD WINNING BANANA PUDDING

The National Banana Pudding Festival is held once a year in Centerville, Tennessee.  This post teaches you how to make my Award Winning Banana Pudding Salted Caramel recipe.  

I was thrilled to be a top 10 banana pudding recipe at the National Banana Pudding Festival.  My award-winning banana pudding is a Salted Caramel Biscoff Banana pudding.  So thankful for the opportunity to compete and experience this cookoff with lots of amazing cooks.  Thank you, National Banana Pudding Festival for the opportunity and the gifts.  Every time I use my National Banana Pudding Stoneware Bowl and my Embroidered Apron, it will remind me of the fabulous time I had at the cookoff.

AWARD WINNING BANANA PUDDING RECIPE SALTED CARAMEL

AWARD WINNING BANANA PUDDING RECIPE SALTED CARAMEL

AWARD WINNING BANANA PUDDING RECIPE SALTED CARAMEL From National Banana Pudding Festival

You can make this Award Winning Banana Pudding Salted Caramel recipe with step by step detailed instructions.

AWARD WINNING BANANA PUDDING RECIPE SALTED CARAMEL from National Banana Pudding Festival

If you think you have an award-winning banana pudding, you can enter your recipe on the National Banana Pudding Festival website.   Maybe your recipe will be chosen as a top ten to compete live at the Festival.  The festival is each year in October.  The contestants have one hour to fill two, two-quart bowls, full of banana pudding.

AWARD WINNING BANANA PUDDING RECIPE SALTED CARAMEL

SALTED CARAMEL BISCOFF BANANA PUDDING 

My family and I have always been a huge fan of traditional Southern Banana Pudding.  We simply love the homemade custard part of the banana pudding that I have been fixing for decades.

My husband and I both grew up eating a homemade custard banana pudding.  I tweaked an old family favorite custard recipe by adding pure vanilla bean paste and a little more sugar.

Since I love Fall and Fall flavors, I add a touch of Fall to my Banana Pudding without touching the delicious custard by adding a homemade salted caramel whipped topping.  The topping is made by whipping up salted caramel ice cream topping and heavy cream.  I also add Biscoff cookies.  Biscoff cookies are full of cinnamon and brown sugar and go great with the salted caramel whipped topping.

The National Banana Pudding Festival is held once a year in Centerville, Tennessee.  This post teaches you how to make this Award Winning Banana Pudding Salted Caramel recipe.

The National Banana Pudding Festival is held once a year in Centerville, Tennessee.  This post teaches you how to make this Award Winning Banana Pudding Salted Caramel recipe.

Steps To Making Homemade Custard For This Award Winning Banana Pudding

Heat Up The Milk

In a large pot on low heat, add 2 cans evaporated milk and one cup whole milk.  Constantly stir this milk mixture.  It will burn.  Heat this mixture just until boiling point.

Next, comes the Sugar

Sprinkle one cup sugar to the warm milk mixture and stir until it is completely dissolved.  This should only take a minute.  Remove from the milk and sugar mixture from the heat!

Separate Your Eggs

Separate the egg whites from the egg yolks.  You can save the egg white for an omelet or do whatever you want with them.  While I am preparing this pudding, I also treat my dogs by cooking these white in the microwave for their treat.  They cannot eat the award-winning banana pudding but they do not care.  They get a huge treat too.

Whisk The Egg Yolks and Cornstarch

Now that you have your egg yolks separated, grab a small whisk and whisk them well.  Add the cornstarch and continue whisking until very smooth and creamy.  Add your salt to the egg yolks.

Temper Your Egg Mixture

This can be scary but it is not hard.  Trust me you can do it.  The reason you temper your egg mixture is that if you put your eggs into the hot milk mixture it will scramble the eggs.

Slowly add 1 cup of the hot milk mixture into the egg yolks while constantly whisking.  The trick is to constantly whisk the eggs while adding the hot milk.  To be safe, I add a second cup of hot milk to the egg mixture. 

Add The Eggs Back Into The Hot Milk

Combine everything well and whisk back into the rest of the milk.  Keep whisking until mixture thickens just until it coats the back of the spoon.  If you take it off the stove to early, the custard will be too thin.  If you leave it on the stove to much, the custard will be too thick.  It should pour off your spoon but not be runny nor be a glob.

Remove From The Custard From The Stove

Take the custard off the burner, and add 1 tablespoon pure Vanilla or pure Vanilla paste.

  • Cover the custard with plastic directly on top of it.
  • Place the custard in the refrigerator to cool before layering.
  • Slice And Mix The Bananas In With The Juice Of One Lemon

Make The Whipped Topping Layer

Using an electric mixer, on medium speed whip up 2 cups of heavy cream.   As it begins to thicken up, add in 1 jar of Salted Caramel ice cream topping that has been refrigerated.  The salted caramel will be very thick and help thicken up the whipped cream.  Continue whipping the cream and caramel until thick.

Slice Bananas

Slice the bananas and place in a bowl with the juice of one lemon.

Layer This Award Winning Banana Pudding

  1. Pour half of the custard in a 2.2 to 3-quart bowl.
  2. Top it with Biscoff Cookies, airplane cookies, (TIP:  If you are not eating this pudding right away, use Nilla Wafers.  Biscoff Cookies will get soggy faster).  Biscoff cookies are loaded with brown sugar and cinnamon and perfect for fall.
  3. Add a layer of half of the sliced bananas
  4. Next, layer on half of the Salted Caramel Whipped Topping
  5. Repeat layers one more time
  6. Crush Half a package of Biscoff Cookies in a ziplock bag and layer it on top of the pudding.

Decorating Tip:

  1. Whip up one cup of heavy cream with 1/4 cup of sugar until thick.  Place it into a piping bag with a large decorating tip on it and pipe the whipped cream around the edges of this award-winning banana pudding.
  2. Decorate with Mini-Rolos

You could also put it in Ziplock bag and pipe it on the pudding too.

Refrigerate You Pudding

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AWARD WINNING BANANA PUDDING RECIPE
 
Author: 
NATIONAL BANANA PUDDING RECIPE Recipe Type: Dessert Cuisine: American Author: Diane @Recipes for our Daily Bread Cook time: 20 mins Total time: 20 mins Award Winning Banana Pudding - National Banana Pudding Festival Cook-Off
Ingredients
  • Two cans (12 ounces each) evaporated milk
  • One Cup Whole Milk
  • 4 large eggs, separated
  • 1-1/4 cups sugar, divided
  • ¼ cup cornstarch
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla, pure (plus 2 teaspoons for additional whipped cream to decorate pudding)
  • 3 cups heavy cream, divided (2 cups for whipped topping for pudding layer and one cup to decorate banana pudding)
  • 1 - 12-ounce jar of Salted Caramel Ice Cream Topping, refrigerated
  • 4 large bananas
  • One 8-ounce bag of Unwrapped Rolo's Minis
Instructions
  1. In a large pot on medium heat:
  2. Add 2 cans of evaporated milk
  3. cup whole milk
  4. Warm milk while constantly stirring it just before it starts boiling.
  5. Add, one cup sugar to the milk and stir constantly until dissolved.
  6. Separate 4 large eggs.
  7. Whisk the egg yolks with the cornstarch and salt. Combine until very smooth.
  8. Slowly add 1 cup of hot milk to the egg yolk mixture while whisking fast.
  9. Add the egg yolk mixture back into the milk mixture on the stove.
  10. Stir constantly, the custard will burn easily.
  11. Turn the stove to medium and whisk constantly until the custard coats the back of the spoon
  12. Remove from the stove and add one tablespoon of pure vanilla.
  13. Cover with plastic wrap touching the custard and place in the refrigerator to cool.
  14. SEE BLOG POST ON HOW TO Layer the Award Winning Banana Pudding

The stoneware pudding pot I received from National Banana Pudding Festival.

AWARD WINNING BANANA PUDDING RECIPE SALTED CARAMEL

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2 thoughts on “AWARD WINNING BANANA PUDDING

  1. Wow, thank you so much for this incredibly delicious recipe! It look scrumptious and I can’t wait to try it. Love the banana and caramel combination! Thanks again ~~

  2. Aw, huge congrats on being a finalist with your banana pudding recipe, my friend. This is seriously awesome, but not shocked as you are one of the best chefs I know. So, I am most definitely trying this pudding recipe now, too. So thank you for sharing and hoping you are enjoying your time away once again this weekend 🙂

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