Southern Banana Pudding

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Janet Crow

By
@jcrow216

This is the only recipe my family uses for Banana Pudding. From the time I can remember reaching the stove to help my Grandmothers stir theirs to now, it is just a comforting desert.

Rating:

★★★★★ 1 vote

Comments:
Serves:
6-8
Prep:
5 Min
Cook:
15 Min
Method:
Stove Top

Ingredients

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  • 1/2 c
    white sugar
  • 1/3 c
    all purpose flour
  • pinch
    of salt
  • 3
    eggs, seperated
  • 2 c
    whole milk
  • 1/2 tsp
    vanilla extract
  • 1 box
    vanilla wafers
  • 5
    ripe bananas, sliced
  • 1/4 c
    white sugar, for meringue
  • pinch
    cream of tartar

How to Make Southern Banana Pudding

Step-by-Step

  1. In a double boiler, whisk together 1/2 C. sugar, flour and salt. Add in the milk and cook over boiling water, stirring constantly, until it thickens (about 10-12 minutes). Whisk in the 3 egg yolks and cook for an additional 3 minutes. Remove from heat, stir in the vanilla.
  2. In a 1 1/2 quart casserole, place a layer of the wafers on the bottom, top with a layer of bananas and 1/3 of the custard. Continue repeating for 3 layers, ending with custard.
  3. In a bowl, beat the egg whites until stiff peaks form, gradually adding in the 1/4 C. sugar and cream of tartar. Spoon meringue over the top and place in a 425 degree oven for 5 minutes or until topping is lightly browned. Remove and garnish with more vanilla wafers around the edges. Let cool slightly and serve or refrigerate. (I like mine served warm).

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About Southern Banana Pudding

Course/Dish: Pies, Puddings
Main Ingredient: Dairy
Regional Style: Southern




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