Truly Southern Strawberry Puddin’, Y’all!

Mom 2, the most southern-est  woman I know (wink), gave me her recipe for strawberry pudding a while back.  She said it’s one that everyone loves.  Loves (another over-used word here in the south).  OK, with Valentine’s Day approaching, I had to try it!

This recipe is called puddin’  the southern way, just as we say banana puddin’.   We also say fixin’,  y’all.  As in, I’m fixin’ to head to town and pick up some food from the grocery.

And when I get there, I’m gonna put the food in my buggy, too (another southernism for another day).

Truly Southern Strawberry Pudding

I still can’t figure out how I missed this dish all these years.  Mom 2 was the very woman who hosted a shower for every major event in my life…marriage, babies, you know…and celebrations involving food…high-school and college graduations…everything!

It’s not fittin’  for a biological mom to host her daughter’s showers and such.  That’s why all southern girls need a second mom.  😉  I can’t imagine life without Mom 2.  Don’t want to, that’s for sure.

Let’s get started, shall we?

Truly Southern Strawberry Pudding

First (just like for banana puddin’), line your pan with vanilla wafer cookies.

Making Strawberry Puddin'

This may seem backwards, but put the top layer together on the stove top on medium heat.

Making Strawberry Puddin'

Add gelatin powder and stir over heat until dissolved.

Making Strawberry Puddin'

Remove from heat to cool a bit while you make the second layer.

Combine milk and instant vanilla pudding, then add sour cream.

Making Strawberry Puddin'

Fold in whipped topping, and then cover cookies in pan.

Making Strawberry Puddin'

Carefully pour strawberry mixture over, spacing strawberries with spatula if needed.

Making Strawberry Puddin'

Refrigerate until set – a few hours or overnight.

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Truly Southern Strawberry Puddin', Y'all!
 
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A cool and refreshing summer puddin' of strawberries and all things southern. It's hot here in the south - even in winter! Puddin' is one of our regulars!
Kim:
Recipe type: Dessert
Serves: 24 servings
Ingredients
  • 2 pints frozen sweetened strawberry slices
  • 2 3-ounce packages of strawberry gelatin
  • 3 cups cold milk
  • 1 large (5.1-ounce) box vanilla instant pudding
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 1 12-ounce carton of whipped topping
  • 1 large box vanilla wavers
Instructions
  1. Layer wafers in bottom of 9" x 2" x 13" pan and set aside.
  2. In a saucepan on medium heat, cook strawberries and gelatin until gelatin dissolves. Set side to cool.
  3. In a medium-large bowl, combine milk and instant pudding. Stir until well mixed. Blend in sour cream. Then fold whipped topping into mixture and pour over wafers in pan you set aside.
  4. Pour strawberry mixture over top carefully.
  5. Refrigerate until set (a few hours or overnight).
  6. Sprinkle with crumbles of cookies in bottom of box. 😉
  7. Serve and enjoy!

Since I recommend chocolate with e-v-e-r-y-t-h-i-n-g, add a spoon of whipped topping over dessert and adorn with your favorite decorative chocolate garnish.

How to Make Decorative Chocolate Garnish

How to Make Decorative Chocolate Garnish – Easy!

Blessin’s, y’all (wink)~

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  1. robin says

    I am sure this is amazing!!!! Mom 2 sure musta known it would be a huge hit when she started making it!
    It reminds me of when I was growing up….my mom had an anisette cookie pudding recipe that she would make at every family party. It seems whipped cream was a must in a great dessert back in the 70s. LOL

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