Total 2 hours and 20 minutes (includes chilling time)
Active 25 mins
Makes 6 to 8 servings
Chip’s great-aunt Opal didn’t have children of her own, but she cooked a lot for Chip’s dad and uncle when they were kids. She was especially known for her excellent pies and this spectacular banana pudding. When Chip and I were first married, it was a staple of his mom’s, and we usually enjoyed it on Christmas Eve. I’ve loved it ever since. When I make this family favorite, I typically use my homemade whipped cream in place of dessert topping, but either is great. I usually compose the whole thing in a clear glass trifle dish, so the pretty layers are visible. You can serve it in individual cups if you prefer.
TIP: For individual servings, layer the ingredients into six to eight 8-ounce clear glasses following the same order.