Sunday, November 18, 2012

Nilla Wafer Banana Pudding

3/4 C granulated sugar, divided
1/3 C flour
dash salt
3 large eggs separated
2 cups whole milk
1/2 t vanilla
45 Nilla Wafers, divided
5 bananas, sliced

Mix 1/2 cup sugar, flour and salt in top of a double boiler. Blend in 3 egg yolks and milk. Cook, uncovered over boiling water 10 to 12 minutes or until thickened, stirring constantly. Remove from heat; stir in vanilla.
Reserve 12 wafers for garnish. Spread small amount of custard onto bottom of a 1-1/2 qt baking dish. Cover with layers of 1/3 each of the remaining wafers, bananas and remaining custard . Repeat layers 2 times.
Beat egg whites on high speed of mixer until soft peaks form. Gradually beat in remaining sugar until stiff peaks form. Spread over custard, sealing well to edge of dish
Bake  at 35 degrees for  15 to 20 minutes or until lightly browned. Cool slightly. Top with reserved wafers just before serving ( optional)
This recipe as you know has been around forever!  It was one that my father used to make for us, and it was one of his most favorite treats. After I got married, and the family would come for Thanksgiving, or Christmas I would make this just for him. Miss you Daddy! This one is for you! 

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