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lose the wafers banana pudding

★★★★★ 2
a recipe by
Ellen Gwaltney Bales
Indianapolis, IN

My great-aunt Iva always brought this dish to the family dinners at Grandma's farm. Whenever I spotted her "Banana Salad," as she called it, I forgot all about cakes and pies. This was IT--the best banana pudding in the world! Her secret? She did NOT use vanilla wafers like everyone else did. It was a simple banana pudding with crushed peanuts on top. The combination of those two flavors was heavenly!

★★★★★ 2
serves 4
cook time 30 Min
method Stove Top

Ingredients For lose the wafers banana pudding

  • 1 1/2 c
    brown sugar
  • 2 Tbsp
  • 2 c
  • 2
    eggs, beaten
  • 2 Tbsp
    peanut butter
  • 1 tsp
  • 1 tsp
    vanilla extract
  • 3 md
    ripe bananas, sliced
  • 2 Tbsp
    chopped peanuts

How To Make lose the wafers banana pudding

  • 1
    In a medium saucepan, combine the brown sugar, cornstarch and milk until smooth. Cook and stir over medium-high heat unti thickened and bubbly. Reduce heat to low; cook and stir 2 minutes longer.
  • 2
    Remove from the heat. Stir a small amount of hot filling into egg; return all to the pan, stirring constantly. Bring to a gentle boil; cook and stir 2 minutes longer. Remove from the heat. Stir in the peanut butter, butter and vanilla. Cool for 15 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  • 3
    Slice and stir in one or two of the bananas and then transfer into dessert dishes. Refrigerate if desired. Just before serving, top wih banana slices and peanuts.