Original Nilla Banana Pudding

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Banana pudding is one of my all time favourite desserts. Dad and I used to make it together when I was  a youngin’. So, I decided it was time to make some. And not with pudding or pie filling, but all from scratch. And the thing is, its’ not hard! So don’t skimp and use pre-made nonsense. Do it right and you will not regret it!

This recipe is just the one of the  side of the Nilla Wafers box, but it’s the best I’ve ever found.

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Original Nilla Banana Pudding

Ingredients:

  • 3/4 cup sugar, divided
  • 1/3 cup flour
  • dash salt
  • 3 eggs, seperated
  • 2 cups milk
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla
  • 45 Nilla Wafers, divided
  • 5 bananas, sliced

Directions:

  1. Preheat the oven to 350
  2. Mix 1/2 cup sugar, flour and salt in the top of a double boiler. Blend in3 egg yolks and milk. Cook, uncovered, over boiling water 10-12 minutes, or until thickened, stirring constantly. Remove from heat; stir in vanilla
  3. Reserve 12 wafers for garnish (optional). Spread small amount of custard on bottom of 1-1/2 quart baking dish. Cover with layers of 1/3 each of the remaining wafers, bananas and remaining custard. Repeat 2times.
  4. Beat egg whites on high spead of mixer until soft peaks form.Gradually beat in remaining sugar until stiff peaks form. Spread over custard,sealing well to edge ofdish
  5. Bake 15-20 minutes, or until lightly browned (tip: DO NOT LEAVE YOUR OVEN! The egg whites will burn easily, and all will be lost. Lost, lost, lost. Or something like that). Cool slightly. Top with reserved wafers just before serving (again, optional)
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