Banana Pudding from Scratch
- 3/4 cup sugar, divided
- 1/3 cup all-purpose flour
- Dash salt
- 3 eggs, separated
- 2 cups milk
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 Box of Nilla Wafers
- 5 ripe bananas, sliced
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- 1/2 c Granulated Sugar
- 1/3 c All Purpose Flour
- Dash of Salt
- 3 Egg Yolks (save whites for optional meringue)
- 2 c Whole Milk
- 1/2 tsp Vanilla Extract
- 45 Nilla Wafers (about half the box, plus more for garnish)
- 5 Ripe Bananas (plus more sliced banana for garnish when serving)
Optional Meringue Topping
- 3 Egg Whites
- 1/4 c Granulated Sugar
- The Pudding
- Make a double boiler by adding water to a medium sauce pan and heating over medium. Use a mixing bowl that will rest on top of the sauce pan.
- Add the sugar, flour and salt to the mixing bowl and whisk together, then add the milk and egg yolks and whisk to combine.
- Cook while stirring constantly until thickened, about 10-12 minutes.
- Once the custard has thickened, remove the mixing bowl from the sauce pan, then stir in the vanilla extract.
- Layer vanilla wafers, sliced bananas and the vanilla custard in a dish repeating until the custard is gone.
- Allow to cool, then cover and refrigerate. Serve garnished with more vanilla wafers and sliced banana if desired.
- Optional Meringue Topping
- Beat the egg whites until soft peaks form then gradually add in 1/4 cup of sugar and continue beating until still peaks are formed.
- Top the banana pudding dessert evenly sealing the meringue to the edges and bake in a 350°F oven until browned.
- Cool slightly before serving.
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Amount Per Serving: Calories: 287Total Fat: 7g
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