Original Nilla Banana Pudding

ann wilson


This was prepared by Kathy B. of The Villages, FL in honor of her grandmother on 8/20/2013


★★★★★ 2 votes

30 Min
20 Hr


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  • 3/4 c
    sugar, divided
  • 1/3 c
    all purpose flour or 2 t. cornstarch
  • dash
  • 3
    eggs, separated
  • 2 c
  • 1/2 tsp
    vanilla extract
  • 45
    nilla brand vanilla wafers, divided
  • 5
    ripe bananas
  • ·
    additional nilla wafers and banana slices for garnish

How to Make Original Nilla Banana Pudding


  1. Mix 1/2 cup sugar, flour, salt in top of double boiler. Blend in 3 egg yolks and milk. Cook uncovered over boiling water, stirring constantly for 10-12 minutes or until thickened. Remove from heat; stir in vanilla.
  2. Reserve 10 wafers for garnish. Spread small amount of custard on bottom of a 1 1/2 quart casserole. Cover with a layer of wafers and a layer of sliced bananas. Pour about 1/3 of custard over bananas. Continue to layer wafers, bananas and custard to make a total of 3 layers each, ending with custard.
  3. Beat egg whites until soft peaks form and gradually add remaining 1/4 cup of sugar and beat until stiff but not dry. Spoon on top of pudding, spreading evenly to cover the entire surface and sealing well to edges.
  4. Bake at 350 in top half of the oven for 15 to 20 minutes or until browned. Cool slightly or refrigerate. Garnish with additional wafers and banana slices before serving.

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About Original Nilla Banana Pudding

Course/Dish: Fruit Desserts, Puddings

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