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Banana Pudding

A simple southern classic.
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Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American, Southern,
Keyword: Dessert, bananas, pudding, classic dessert, simple dessert, easy, southern dessert
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 8

Ingredients

Pudding

  • cup all-purpose flour
  • Dash of salt
  • 2 ½ cups 1% low-fat milk
  • 1 14-oz. can fat-free sweetened condensed milk
  • 2 egg yolks lightly beaten
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 3 cups sliced ripe bananas
  • 48 reduced-fat vanilla wafers

Meringue

  • 4 egg whites
  • ¼ cup sugar

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 325°. Combine flour and salt in a medium saucepan. Gradually stir in 1% milk, sweetened condensed milk, and yolks, and cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, 8 to 10 minutes or until thickened. Remove from heat; stir in vanilla.
  • Layer 1/3 of banana slices, 1/3 of the pudding and 16 vanilla wafer in an 8 inch baking dishes. Repeat layers twice, ending with pudding. Arrange remaining 16 wafers around inside edge of dish, gently pressing wafers into pudding.
  • Beat egg whites at high speed with an electric mixer until foamy. Add sugar, 1 Tbsp. at a time, beating until stiff peaks form and sugar dissolves (2 to 4 minutes). Spread about meringue over pudding.
  • Bake at 325° for 15 to 20 minutes or until golden. Let cool 30 minutes.