14 May 2015

Banana Pudding - Le Creuset Giveaway - Stainless Steel Saucier

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My Banana Pudding, like all my desserts, is made from scratch for a number of reasons, not the least of which is that I like desserts with less sugar than is usual. Puddings made with boxed pudding or instant pudding mix, and even most from-scratch recipes, are way sweeter than they need to be.

My banana pudding recipe calls for at least 1/3 less sugar than most; and my meringue, a tiny fraction of what most recipes call for. For half my life I thought I didn't like meringue. Then I decided to make it myself with less sugar and discovered I love it! 

The naturally sweet ripe bananas and the vanilla wafers and my less sweet custard and meringue all add up to a luscious dessert that is plenty sweet. If you don't believe me, try it! And my new Le Creuset 3.5-quart stainless steel saucier makes cooking custard a breeze. 


Le Creuset Stainless Steel Saucier Giveaway / www.delightfulrepast.com
I can't tell you how much I lovelovelove this pan! I really, really do!


Le Creuset stainless steel cookware is triple-ply from base to rim, so no hot spots. Each pan has a rim designed for drip-free pouring with either hand. And oh the saucier! Unlike a regular saucepan with its straight sides, the saucier has a rounded bottom and flared sides for easy whisking and stirring. No "corners" where food can stick. 

I may have mastered custard in a regular heavy-bottomed straight-sided saucepan when I was a teenager, but I've long thought it would be more foolproof in just such a pan as the saucier. No worries about "getting into the corners" to prevent the eggs from scrambling with this well-designed, quality pan. 

Perfect for custards and sauces, it's also just what's needed for risotto, polenta, grits, all sorts of things. I can't wait to make macaroni and cheese in it, throw some fresh bread crumbs on top and slide it into the oven (it's oven proof to 425F/220C/Gas7). 


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Banana Pudding 

(Makes one 13x9x2-inch pudding, 16 servings)

The Pudding 

4 cups milk (I used Organic Valley 2%)
8 large egg yolks (reserve whites for meringue)
2/3 cup sugar
1/2 cup cornstarch
1/4 teaspoon salt
3 tablespoons unsalted butter, cold
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
70 vanilla wafers
6 medium ripe bananas
Juice of half a lemon 

The Meringue 

8 large egg whites
1/2 teaspoon cream or tartar
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
3 tablespoons sugar 

1 In heavy-bottomed 3-quart saucepan (I used Le Creuset 3.5-quart stainless steel saucier), heat milk just to a simmer. Meanwhile, separate eggs.

2 In 2-quart glass measure or bowl, whisk together sugar, cornstarch and salt. Whisk in egg yolks (and a tablespoon or so of milk to loosen mixture a bit) until thoroughly combined. Gradually add hot milk to yolks, whisking constantly. 

3 Pour mixture through a large fine-mesh strainer (to get out any odd bits of egg) back into saucier and cook over medium-low heat, stirring constantly until thickened -- just takes a couple minutes, so don't get distracted -- and another minute. (Food safety note: Any mixture with eggs should be cooked until it registers 160F/72C on instant-read thermometer.) 

4 Remove from heat. Whisk in cold butter and vanilla extract until butter is completely melted. (You can pour custard through a clean strainer if there are any lumps in it.)

5 When I make this in a deeper casserole, I layer wafers - bananas - wafers - bananas - wafers, then pour on the custard. In the 13x9x2-inch baking dish, I just layer wafers - loads of bananas - wafers, then custard.

Cover bottom of 13x9x2-inch baking dish with 35 vanilla wafers. Peel bananas and cut them into 1/4-inch-thick slices, squeeze on a bit of lemon juice to prevent browning and layer over the wafers, overlapping the banana slices so you have a really solid layer of bananas. Add another layer of 35 wafers. Pour on the custard, and smooth the top. Drop the dish on a towel-cushioned counter two or three times to settle the layers. 


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6 If not adding the meringue (but why wouldn't you?), cover and refrigerate for at least 5 hours or up to 24 hours. If adding meringue, let stand at room temperature and preheat oven to 350F/180C/Gas4. 

7 In bowl of stand mixer fitted with wire whisk attachment, beat egg whites, cream of tartar and vanilla extract until soft peaks (curl over when beater is lifted) form. Add sugar, 1 tablespoon at a time, while beating on high speed to stiff, glossy peaks (stay straight when beater is lifted). 

8 With silicone spatula, spread meringue over pudding, sealing to edges of baking dish, and make some swirls and peaks that will brown beautifully in the oven. Bake in preheated oven for about 15 minutes, or until browned to your liking. Cool on wire rack for 45 minutes to an hour. Refrigerate for at least 5 hours or up to 24 hours.


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Le Creuset® Stainless Steel Saucier Giveaway 

This giveaway is open to US residents (Sorry, international friends!) 18 years of age or older. Leave a comment below (one entry per person, plus see below for ways to get up to two bonus entries). First comment should be about the first thing you'll make in your saucier. Please include your email address in the body of your comment. Must enter by 11:59 p.m. Eastern time Wednesday May 20. 

Winner will be chosen by random drawing and be announced here in the comments before noon Eastern time on Thursday May 21. If I don't hear back from the winner of the random drawing by noon Eastern time Sunday May 24, another drawing will be held and a new winner selected from the original entrants (those who commented before the giveaway deadline). 

For up to two bonus entries (each in a separate comment):

  1. follow Le Creuset on Twitter and leave comment below with your Twitter name. (Must include Twitter name!) 
  2. follow Delightful Repast on Twitter and leave comment below with your Twitter name. (Must include Twitter name!) 

Disclosure: Le Creuset provided a saucier for review purposes and one for the giveaway. The views expressed here are entirely my own. I always tell my readers what I really think!

179 comments:

Angie Schneider said...

What a lovely pudding! That meringue topping looks stunning, Jean.

Jean | DelightfulRepast.com said...

Thanks, Angie! I think using lots of sugar would've made it higher, but then I couldn't have stood to eat it!

Swathi Iyer said...

Lovely banana pudding Jean. We are banana loving family. the meringue topping looks perfect.

Swathi Iyer said...

Thanks for sharing with Hearth and soul blog hop, pinning and tweeting and sharing in google plus.

lindsay said...

I'd make risotto. lbacher at gmail

Thomas "Sully" Sullivan said...

Dear less-sugar chef – Let’s team up! As a more-sugar person, I think we can be more efficient together. I come with references. Like when I was about four years old and my mother made my sister a birthday thingy out of banana pudding with meringue – just like you picture it – and I came down to the kitchen in the middle of the night and ate all the meringue off of it. Being not fond of banana custard anything, you can see in my method a noble gesture meant to benefit those who are fond of banana custard/pudding. I eagerly await your contract…

Jean | DelightfulRepast.com said...

Swathi, thank you! And I really appreciate your sharing on social media since I'm not signed up for all that!

Jean | DelightfulRepast.com said...

Lindsay, I haven't tried it for risotto yet; can't wait!

Jean | DelightfulRepast.com said...

Sully, sounds like a brilliant plan!

Pauline Wiles said...

Oh goodness, now you've got me craving custard. That would probably be the first thing I'd try.
Thank you for the giveaway!
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Pauline Wiles said...

Yup, I follow Delightful Repast:
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Thank you!!

Jean | DelightfulRepast.com said...

Pauline, I can't stop making custard in this pan! :D

Laurie Tuttle said...

I love bananas! I'll be making your banana pudding this weekend. I would make delicious scrambled eggs in the saucier! tuttlefamily@cox.net

Jean | DelightfulRepast.com said...

Laurie, wonderful! Let me know how it turns out for you. I had a friend over today who turned down a dish of the pudding because she hates bananas -- how can anyone hate bananas?!

Karenann Sharrott said...

The pudding looks fantastic! I can't wait to try the recipe. Thanks for a chance at the give away. I love Le Creuset! Such nice cookware!

Jean | DelightfulRepast.com said...

Thanks, Karenann! Hope you like it as much as we do.

Anonymous said...

Leslie:
I make oatmeal almost everyday. Maybe this is the right pan for that.
leslieannstevenson@yahoo.com

Cranberry Morning said...

Don't enter my name in the giveaway because I've already won once. Just wanted to say that the banana pudding looks amazing and I'm not usually a pudding eater. If it were here right now...

Jean | DelightfulRepast.com said...

Leslie, I make oatmeal almost every day, too! I just make one bowl for myself (1/2 cup uncooked oats) in the microwave. Then later my husband makes the same amount for himself on the stove in a 1-quart saucepan.

Jean | DelightfulRepast.com said...

Thanks, Judy!

Sippity Sup said...

I do love a pretty pan and a delicious banana! GREG

Jean | DelightfulRepast.com said...

Greg, it IS a lovely pan!

Maureen | Orgasmic Chef said...

I haven't had a banana pudding since I left the states. I should make a clone of Nilla wafers because they aren't available here. I'm craving banana pudding like you wouldn't believe right now.

Yours is beautiful!

Jean | DelightfulRepast.com said...

Thank you, Maureen! You can probably get those crispy Italian ladyfingers (can't think of the name right now). They work great in banana pudding. Take care of that craving!

Brooks said...

Jean, you've got a splendid recipe here, liking the less sugar too! And the pan? Really nice!

My Garden Diaries said...

That pudding looks amazing!!!! And thank you so much for sharing this giveaway with us all!! I would make my grandmothers alfredo sauce. Have a great weekend friend and thank you for sharing the recipe with us! ngjeldum@yahoo.com Nicole xo

Jean | DelightfulRepast.com said...

Brooks, thank you so much!

Jean | DelightfulRepast.com said...

Nicole, thanks. Hope you'll give it a try.

Anonymous said...

I would definitely make your banana pudding first! Charlynj@att.net

Anonymous said...

Oh my your banana pudding took me back more years than you can imagine. Still a favorite but do not make it hardly anymore. My mom was a great Southern cook and this was a family favorite desert.

The first thing I would make with it would be grits and after that make that banana pudding from scatch...that is always the tastiest and best way, n'est ce pas?

I now live on the West Coast but do miss much about the South; especially the good simple taste of the South.

Thank the sponsor and thank you for this giveaway and thank you for taking me back in time...it was/is a delightful memory.

Blessings,
Sylvia Faye
I have no blog but love all you wonderful ladies who give us much joy.

autumn grace said...

Oh My that banana pudding is looking mighty good !!! I would make my special brown gravy sauce with mushrooms ...berrycherry63@hotmail.com

lil_lady_dz said...

The first thing I'd make in my saucier is some Polenta.

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lil_lady_dz said...

I already follow Le Creuset on Twitter under the user name: @lil_lady_dz

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Michelle Nahom said...

My mom in law cooks with less sugar too, and her desserts are amazing! I'd love to try making your pudding! I would use the Le Creuset for risotto if I was lucky enough to win...I have been wanting a Le Creuset for years! I'll share your recipe and giveaway for you. :)

Michelle Nahom said...

I was already following Le Creuset on Twitter, and my twitter handle is @dishofdailylife.

Michelle Nahom said...

I follow you on Twitter too...twitter handle is @dishofdailylife. :) Just shared on Facebook and will tweet for you later on too!

mommar6 said...

I would make rissoto first if I had this pan.

mommar6 said...

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Erin Ellis said...

I would make this lovely recipe! Thank you for the wonderful giveaway.
Erin
ErinLoves2Run at gmail dot com

Erin Ellis said...

I follow Le Creuset on Twitter (@ErinLoves2Run)
Erin
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Erin Ellis said...

I follow you on Twitter (@ErinLoves2Run)
Erin
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Jean | DelightfulRepast.com said...

Erin, thanks! I think you'll like it!

Jean | DelightfulRepast.com said...

Erin, thanks! I think you'll like it!

Rusthawk said...

The first thing I would make is smothered bone-in thick pork chops with a wonderful gravy.

Rusthawk said...

I follow Le Creuset on twitter @rusthawk.

Rusthawk said...

I follow you on twitter @rusthawk. Thank you!

Jean | DelightfulRepast.com said...

Rusthawk, those pork chops sound like something I should be having for dinner today!

Geena Suclavas said...

I will make potato tomato dish in this lovely vessel..
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Geena Suclavas said...

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Geena Suclavas said...

I follow you on twitter @infysamtweet

Jean | DelightfulRepast.com said...

Geena, I love any dish that has potatoes in it!

mysweetiepiepie said...

My hubby is a fiend for banana pudding, your recipe would of course be the first thing I'd try making.

Jean | DelightfulRepast.com said...

Mysweetiepiepie, "a fiend for banana pudding" -- I love that!

Tony Grant said...

That banana meringue looks wonderful Jean. I may persuade Marilyn to make one.

As far back as I can remember, lemon meringue pies are something I could die for. A little bit of heaven!!!
Have you got a recipe for one?

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Hi Jean,
Your home made banana pudding looks simply scrumptious! I love home made too for it always tastes best. Not only that, we know what we're eating. Thanks for the recipe. Enjoy your weekend.

Blessings,
Sandi

Jean | DelightfulRepast.com said...

Tony, thanks! Yes, get Marilyn right on it! And eventually I'll get round to posting my lemon meringue pie.

Jean | DelightfulRepast.com said...

Sandi, thank you so much!

kenny hall said...

That looks so good! yummy. kenhall013@gmail.com

kenny hall said...

I follow you on twitter @kennyhall013

kenny hall said...

I follow Le Creuset on Twitter @kennyhall013

Jean | DelightfulRepast.com said...

Thanks, Kenny!

Kristi @ Inspiration Kitchen said...

OMGosh Jean... i haven't had Banana Pudding forever - which is a complete shame, because it's one of my favorites! I love that you make yours from scratch. It looks so good and I'm dreaming about eating it.

Jean | DelightfulRepast.com said...

Thanks, Kristi!

AnnaZed said...

Your pudding looks dreamy. I might use that beautiful saucier to make a classic Hollandaise Sauce.

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Jean | DelightfulRepast.com said...

Yes, Marguerite, love a good hollandaise!

Stephanie said...

Yummy! The pudding looks too pretty to eat :) And the meringue...oh, how I love meringue!

Thank you, sweet Jean, for sharing with Roses of Inspiration. Have a lovely weekend. Hugs!

denisekonkel said...

Banana pudding is one of my favorites. I love these photos, too!

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denisekonkel said...

I follow both accounts on Twitter
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Thank you very much!

Elisa Fischer Somit said...

Looks like the perfect pan to make Udon! Our most used pan is our Le Creuset 2-in-1 cast iron pan. I know I'd love to try their stainless steel.

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Jean | DelightfulRepast.com said...

Thank you, Stephanie! I love a pretty dessert.

Jean | DelightfulRepast.com said...

Thank you, Stephanie! I love a pretty dessert.

Jean | DelightfulRepast.com said...

. Denise, thank you. I had to really work to get those photos as it was a dark day with lots of lighting issues.

Jean | DelightfulRepast.com said...

Elisa, it is my favorite stainless steel pan. My favorite Le Creuset enameled cast iron pan is the 5.5-quart round French oven, a real workhorse in the kitchen.

Home Cooking Memories said...

My husband LOVES banana pudding! He hasn't had it in a while...I think this would make a great treat for him. As for the giveaway, I would probably make my cheese sauce in it.

Home Cooking Memories said...

I follow Le Creuset on Twitter -- thank you! homecookingmemories@gmail.com

Home Cooking Memories said...

I follow you on Twitter -- thank you! homecookingmemories@gmail.com

Jean | DelightfulRepast.com said...

Home Cooking Memories, I can tell you it works great for cheese sauce!

Kristen said...

The first thing I'll make in it is asparagus risotto.

Kristen said...

I follow Le Creuset on Twitter
@rubylorikeet

Jean | DelightfulRepast.com said...

Kristen, it IS asparagus season!

Bernideen said...

Wow - it took 5 minutes just to scroll down the comment column! Ha! The banana pudding looks like pure comfort! So glad you shared.

Jean | DelightfulRepast.com said...

Bernideen, thank you! If only I had so many comments on *every* post!

♡♥♬ Carolsue ♡♥♬ said...

I would make Coconut Curry Rice
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Mary O. said...



I follow Le Creuset on Twitter, thanks for the giveaway.
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Mary O. said...

I follow Delightful Repast on Twitter. My Twitter name is @MOkruhlik. Thanks for the giveaway.

Ashley said...

I have never made pudding from anything other than a box and now I want to make this recipe tomorrow!!! I think the first thing I'd make in the saucer is a Parmesan risotto :)

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Jean | DelightfulRepast.com said...

Carolsue, coconut curry rice sounds wonderful!

Jean | DelightfulRepast.com said...

Thanks, Mary!

Jean | DelightfulRepast.com said...

Ashley, do let me know how you like it! I think you'll be amazed at the flavor!

Carla Shiver said...

I would make parmesan couscous or chicken gravy for chicken and biscuits first.

Carla Shiver said...

I follow le creuset on twitter with the name buddlakequilts

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Carla Shiver said...

I follow you on twitter with the name buddlakequilts

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Jean | DelightfulRepast.com said...

Carla, gravy is my favorite food group!

Jillian Too said...

The first thing I would make is Summer Lemon-Vegetable Risotto.

Jean | DelightfulRepast.com said...

Sounds good, Jillian!

Jann Olson said...

I think that store bought pudding is too sweet as well. This looks absolutely delicious and I just happen to have some ripe bananas that need to be used. I love anything with bananas! Thanks for sharing the recipe and offer this fabulous giveaway.
hugs,
Jann

Jean | DelightfulRepast.com said...

Jann, I hope you'll like it as much as we do. It always gets raves; no one ever says it isn't sweet enough!

kitty@ Kitty's Kozy Kitchen said...

What a fabulous banana pudding, Jean! This is the perfect comfort dessert, isn't it?
Oh, what a lovely giveaway!! If I won, The first thing I would make would be a roux for my eggs a la goldenrod. I have only one Le Crueset, and it's a Dutch oven and I LOVE it, but a saucier would be fabulous!!!
I follow your blog, but I'm not on Twitter. Thanks for the opportunity to win and it's so nice of Le Crueset, too.

Jean | DelightfulRepast.com said...

Kitty, thank you. I've never had eggs a la goldenrod, but I bet I'd like it!

Annette said...

Oh how your recipe reminds me of my childhood. My mother regularly made banana pudding with meringue. I can almost smell it. Sadly, I've never made this old fashioned kind, but if I won I'd definitely make this recipe. In fact, even if I don't win I'm going to make it!

Annette said...

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Jean | DelightfulRepast.com said...

Annette, thank you. And I'm glad it brought back a sweet childhood memory!

Steel Springs said...

This looks delicious! I would make this recipe in the saucier first. I made another version of a banana cream pie for my husband's birthday last year and I thought that it was a bit too sweet. This looks perfect and his birthday is quickly approaching again!

Steel Springs said...

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I follow you on Twitter (@runsteelsprings).

Susan DeVaux said...

I would make a bechamel sauce to go with croque monsieur!

Susan DeVaux said...

I follow @lecreuset on twitter

Susan DeVaux said...

I am follow you on Twitter, too

Jean | DelightfulRepast.com said...

Steel Springs, I hope he'll like the pudding as much as my husband does!

Jean | DelightfulRepast.com said...

Susan, I haven't had one of those sandwiches in years -- thanks for the reminder!

Karen Lange said...

This dessert looks wonderful! I'm with you, many desserts are sweeter than they need to be. Thanks for sharing the recipe and the giveaway.
Have a wonderful week! :)

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Jean | DelightfulRepast.com said...

Thanks, Karen!

Michele said...

The pudding looks great! If I won, I'd make would be an ice cream base since it's getting warmer!

Jean | DelightfulRepast.com said...

Michele, yep! I'll be making plenty of that starting real soon!

Miz Helen said...

Banana Pudding is one of my favorites and this looks heavenly! Hope you are having a great day and thanks so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday this week.
Come Back Soon
Miz Helen

Jean | DelightfulRepast.com said...

Miz Helen, thank you so much!

Dianne Hall said...

I would make a homemade chocolate pudding :-)

Tina Woo said...

What a lovely pot! I think I would make a batch of chocolate pudding for my Dad in it. (tinastuff@live.com)

Tina Woo said...

I follow Le Creuset on twitter. @tinawoo21 (tinastuff@live.com)

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I follow Delightful Repast (love that name!!!) on twitter. @tinawoo21 (tinastuff@live.com)

Joe Fanning said...

I like the pie that looked so good.

Jean | DelightfulRepast.com said...

Diane, I love homemade chocolate pudding!

Jean | DelightfulRepast.com said...

Tina, I always enjoyed cooking for my dad.

Jean | DelightfulRepast.com said...

Thanks, Joe!

Creations By Cindy said...

Wow...looks yummy! Thanks for the recipe. I would make a caramel sauce in that beautiful pan for sure! Thanks for stopping by to visit with me for a moment. Hugs and blessings, Cindy

Jean | DelightfulRepast.com said...

My pleasure, Cindy!

seaburd said...

I would make my grandmothers chocolate pudding which is a family favorite.

Jean | DelightfulRepast.com said...

I'm so happy to hear that -- I love making my grandmothers' recipes!

Sam Dorne said...

The first thing I would make would be a risotto.

Jean | DelightfulRepast.com said...

Mmm ... I was just daydreaming about a risotto, Sam!

jacquie astemborski said...

I would make sautéed veggies to top a fresh salad with.

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Rita Alarcon said...

I think a asparagus risotto would be my first meal.

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Richard Sheppard said...

I just LOVE banana pudding! I've never made it myself, I always waited for my grandmother to make it for me but she passed a few years ago so maybe I should treat myself to your recipe. Looks delicious!

Jean | DelightfulRepast.com said...

Jacquie, great -- the curved sides make that really easy!

Jean | DelightfulRepast.com said...

Rita, I love asparagus risotto!

Jean | DelightfulRepast.com said...

Richard, I do hope you will try it! You need to carry on the banana pudding tradition! Let me know how it turns out for you.

Linda Bradshaw said...

I think the first thing I would make in it is a small batch of broccoli, cheese, rice and chicken. I have been wanting some lately.

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Jean | DelightfulRepast.com said...

Linda, that sounds so good!

Crystal Gregg said...

I would make a vegan pasta sauce. star27@hellokitty.com

Anonymous said...

I think the pudding looks great but I believe that I would stew some zucchini.(w/tomatoes,peppers and onions)

Colette said...

Jean, I love that pan too! My fave for jams as well as sauces.

Jean | DelightfulRepast.com said...

Crystal and Anonymous, those sound like delicious dishes for summer!

Jean | DelightfulRepast.com said...

Colette, I can't wait to make some jams in it over the next few months! I didn't have it in time for my annual marmalade making.

Anonymous said...

What I'd make in this saucier? Something saucier than saucy, of course!
All best from your Twitter friend Shelley Frisch.

Jean | DelightfulRepast.com said...

. Shelley, nice to hear from you!

juliemurphy said...

I would make spaghetti sauce.

Jean | DelightfulRepast.com said...

Julie, good idea, one I haven't tried yet!

Jean | DelightfulRepast.com said...

Julie, good idea, one I haven't tried yet!

Paula Kaye said...

Your banana pudding looks fantastic! Thanks for visiting my blog today!

Jean | DelightfulRepast.com said...

My pleasure, Paula! Thanks!

kellyr78 said...

I would make risotto in this pan.

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kellyr78 said...

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Jean | DelightfulRepast.com said...

Thanks, Kelly!

April J Harris said...

I adore homemade puddings, Jean and your Banana Pudding is simply gorgeous. I love how you have used the meringue as well. Great giveaway - I can't enter as I live in the UK but I must say, Le Creuset are my absolute favourite! Thank you for sharing with us at the Hearth and Soul hop.

Jean | DelightfulRepast.com said...

April, thanks so much!

Jo said...

The volume of this sauce pan is equal to a 9X13 container. And, because of the slope of the sides of the pan, I would make (dairy-less) risotto.
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Lindsey W said...

I'd definitely make this recipe! Looks delicious :)

Jean | DelightfulRepast.com said...

Thanks, Jo and Lindsey!

Jean | DelightfulRepast.com said...

*Giveaway Winner Announced* - The winner, by random drawing, of the Le Creuset stainless steel 3.5-quart saucier is Leslie. Leslie, as soon as you send me, delightfulrepast at aol dot com, your name, address and phone number (required by shipper), Le Creuset will ship the pan to you. Congratulations!

If I don't hear from the winner of the random drawing by 11:59 am Eastern time Sunday, May 24, another drawing will be held and a new winner selected from among the original entrants (those who commented before the giveaway deadline).

Watch for my next giveaway! In the meantime, follow me on Google and Twitter (@delightfulrepas). You can even use the Follow Me By Email button in the right column.

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Jean | DelightfulRepast.com said...

Nicki, so sorry your entries came in past the entry deadline. I do hope you'll get in on my next giveaway. Not sure when or what it will be, but you can be sure it will be something wonderful for the kitchen!

Rusthawk said...

Hi Jean! Just checking back to make sure you hadn't chosen another winner on the 24th. :)

Jean | DelightfulRepast.com said...

Hi, Rusthawk. Nope, Leslie is happily awaiting her new pan! Haven't decided what I'll be giving away next, but stay tuned.

Linda said...

I love lemon meringue pie and banana pudding, and your pan looks fantastic! The presentations are gorgeous. Thank you so much for sharing.

Jean | DelightfulRepast.com said...

Linda, thanks! And I love your gravatar (I'm a cat lover)!

Pat said...

Oh my gosh! I missed this post. I'm sure I would have won LOL!

Jean | DelightfulRepast.com said...

You might have, Pat! Make sure you don't miss any of my posts, as I do giveaways several times a year. You never know when, but you know it's going to be something great!

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