Original 'Nilla Banana Pudding

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Serves: 6-8
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3/4 c sugar, divided
1/3 c all purpose flour
dash salt
3 eggs, separated
2 c milk
1/2 tsp vanilla
45 'nilla wafers, divided
5 medium ripe bananas (about 3 1/2 cups)

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Gail Welch Recipe
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Carthage, TX (pop. 6,779)
Member Since Nov 2010
Gail's notes for this recipe:
This is the Banana Pudding that my mom made. She got the recipe off the Nabisco Vanilla Wafer box. Mama would usually make banana pudding for Sunday or other special dinners.
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Preheat oven to 350F.
Mix 1/2 cup sugar, flour and salt in top of double boiler. Add 3 egg yolks and milk. Cook uncovered, over boiling water 10-12 minutes, stirring constantly. Remove from heat; stir in vanilla.
Reserve 12 of the vanilla wafers for garnish. Spread small amount of custard on bottom of baking dish; cover with layers of 1/3 each of the remaining wafers and sliced bananas and 1/3 of the remaining custard over bananas. Continue to layer wafers, bananas and custard to make a total of 3 layers each, ending with custard.
Beat egg whites on high speed until soft peaks form. Gradually, add remaining 1/4 cup sugar, beating until stiff peaks form. Spread evenly over custard to cover; sealing well to edge. Bake 15-20 minutes until browned.
Cool slightly. Insert the 12 remaining wafers along inside edge of cooked pudding. Serve.

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user Joan Simpson heyyall - Nov 9, 2011
Gail this is the only banana pudding I fix now,my mom did the same one too!!Always a big hit and awesome taste.This is the real thing:)
user Gail Welch sugarshack - Nov 9, 2011
It is most definitely the real thing. When mom was in a hurry she would sometimes make the "instant" banana pudding with vanilla pudding and cool whip. My husband would always chastise her because it wasn't near as good to him and not "homemade."
user Cin Straw's Kitchen NanatomyGrandsismyPassion - Nov 11, 2011
Yep, It's the real deal Gail. Been passed down (and loved by) for generations.
user Cin Straw's Kitchen NanatomyGrandsismyPassion - Nov 11, 2011
I tried this recipe and say it's Family Tested & Approved!

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