Banana pudding is practically a Southern staple, and while I’m normally not a fan of bananas, I do love a good banana pudding. Back when we were in North Carolina, I would make banana pudding about once a month – it was basically my go-to dessert. But ever since moving to California, I’ve never made it again – it wasn’t until we had banana pudding from Magnolia Bakery in New York City that I realized this, so shortly after we got back, I decided to make it for a party.
The pudding is silky and smooth, interlaced with sliced ripe bananas and crunchy Nilla wafers, and topped with a fluffy meringue. I love the combination of textures and flavors, and it’s a perfect comfort food dessert.
Luckily, our friends loved this dessert as much as I did, and it was a big hit. I’ll definitely be making it again soon!