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Week 42: Banana Pudding (Tennessee)

Tennessee is famous for its banana pudding and banana pudding pie. They hold an annual banana pudding festival each year.

In the National Banana Pudding Festival, there is a cook-off for the best banana pudding in America.

There is also a Puddin' Pat where you can sample banana pudding made by local nonprofit organizations.

The festival began as a way to earn money to help victims of disasters, fires, tornadoes, and floods.

Along with the delicious banana pudding, it's helping nonprofits earn much-needed funds for their causes as well.


|Level: 👩🏽‍🍳|Time: 3 hours, 15 minutes|Serves: 6|



  • 1 cup milk

  • 1 package instant vanilla pudding mix

  • 3 cups heavy cream

  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract

  • 1 (12-oz.) box vanilla wafer cookies

  • 4 bananas, sliced into coins


  1. Whisk the instant custard with the milk and set aside for 5 minutes. Stir in the condensed milk.

  2. In a large bowl combine the custard mixture, bananas, and the heavy cream. Spread a layer of vanilla wafers in a baking pan topping it with your custard. Repeat three times and finish off with the last layer consisting of cool whip. Chill for three hours.


- The Bored Baker 👩🏽‍🍳

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