Sunday, February 24, 2013

Original Nilla Banana Pudding - Family Recipe

3/4 cup sugar, divided
1/3 cup flour
Dash salt
3 eggs, separated
2 cups milk
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
45 Nilla wafers, divided
5 medium bananas, sliced

Preheat oven to 350. Mix 1/2 cup sugar, flour, and salt in top of double boiler. Blend in 3 egg yolks and milk. Cook, uncovered, over boiling water 10-12 minutes or until thickened, stirring constantly. Remove from heat; stir in vanilla. Reserve 12 of the wafers for garnish. Spread small amount of custard onto bottom of 1 1/2 quart baking dish; cover with layers of third each of the remaining wafers and sliced bananas. Pour about 1/3 of the remaining custard over the bananas. Continue to layer wafers, bananas and custard to make a total of 3 layers of each, ending with custard.

Beat egg whites on high speed of electric mixer until soft peaks form. Spoon over custard; spread evenly to cover entire surface of custard and sealing well to edge to bake. Bake 15 - 20 minutes or until lightly browned. Cool slightly. Top with reserved 12 wafers just before serving.

Makes 12 servings.

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