Banana Pudding

Preparation Time: 20 minutesCooking Time: 15 minutes

This recipe serves 6

Banana Pudding

I make this on holidays and special occasions. Everyone loves this dessert. Keto version to come.

Instructions

Preheat your oven to 350 degrees.

Separate 3 eggs, set the whites aside for later use in the meringue.

Add 3 cups of milk to a medium saucepan. Place over LOW heat on your stove-top.

Slowly add flour, whisking continually to avoid lumps.

Slowly stir in 1/2 cup of sugar, whisking continually until fully dissolved.

Use a fork and break up the egg yolks.

Slowly add the egg yolks to the saucepan, whisking continually to avoid making scrambled eggs. It’s very important to stay with the cooking process at this point. Keep stirring.

Increase the heat gradually up to about medium as you constantly whisk the pudding mixture.

Using a candy thermometer, bring the mixture up to 170 degrees. Continue to stir it constantly as it thickens. When it reaches 170 degrees, remove from heat but continue to stir.

Add the teaspoon of Vanilla Extract and continue to stir off and on as it cools down. The mixture must cool down before you begin to assemble the banana pudding.

When fairly cool, spread a light layer of the pudding in a casserole dish.  2 quart oven-safe glass bowl or baking dish

Add a layer of Vanilla Wafers. Reserve about 5 or 6 wafers for topping later.

Add a layer of sliced bananas.

Add a layer of pudding mixture, spreading it out to the edges of the dish.

Repeat the layer process as needed, ending with a layer of the pudding mixture on top.

Crumble the 5 or 6 reserved wafers and sprinkle on top. If not adding the meringue, bake this at 350 degrees for about 10-15 minutes.

If you want to do Meringue

  • Whip egg whites with an electric mixer set at high speed.
  • Allow egg whites to foam, add cream of tartar and then gradually add sugar one tablespoon at a time.
  • Continue whipping until sugar is well-dissolved.
  • Add vanilla once stiff peaks have formed and whip until well-combined.
  • Spread meringue over banana pudding, making sure to spread to the edges of the dish.
  • Bake for about 25 minutes until the meringue is lightly browned.

Let cool and serve.

Ingredients

  • 3 - cups of Milk
  • 1/4 - cup of All Purpose Flour (White Lily)
  • 1/2 - cup of Sugar
  • 3 - Eggs, separated
  • 1 - teaspoon of Vanilla Extract (Watkins Pure Vanilla)
  • 1 - box of Vanilla Wafers ( Nilla Wafers Vanilla Cookies)
  • 4-6 - ripe Bananas, sliced

Instructions

  1. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Separate 3 eggs, set the whites aside for later use in the meringue.
  3. Add 3 cups of milk to a medium saucepan. Place over LOW heat on your stove-top.
  4. Slowly add flour, whisking continually to avoid lumps.
  5. Slowly stir in 1/2 cup of sugar, whisking continually until fully dissolved.
  6. Use a fork and break up the egg yolks.
  7. Slowly add the egg yolks to the saucepan, whisking continually to avoid making scrambled eggs. It's very important to stay with the cooking process at this point. Keep stirring.
  8. Increase the heat gradually up to about medium as you constantly whisk the pudding mixture.
  9. Using a candy thermometer, bring the mixture up to 170 degrees. Continue to stir it constantly as it thickens. When it reaches 170 degrees, remove from heat but continue to stir.
  10. Add the teaspoon of Vanilla Extract and continue to stir off and on as it cools down. The mixture must cool down before you begin to assemble the banana pudding.
  11. When fairly cool, spread a light layer of the pudding in a casserole dish. 2-quart oven-safe glass bowl or baking dish
  12. Add a layer of Vanilla Wafers. Reserve about 5 or 6 wafers for topping later.
  13. Add a layer of sliced bananas.
  14. Add a layer of pudding mixture, spreading it out to the edges of the dish.
  15. Repeat the layer process as needed, ending with a layer of the pudding mixture on top.
  16. Crumble the 5 or 6 reserved wafers and sprinkle on top. If not adding the meringue, bake this at 350 degrees for about 10-15 minutes.
  17. Let cool and serve.

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