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Original ‘Nilla Banana Pudding!

Ya’ll I made custard from scratch for the first time for this foodie Friday and it came out perfect!!! This is a tried and true dish, banana pudding but my husband went on a hunt of recipes for me for this week and came across this one. I was a bit scared, not having made custard myself from scratch but heck, why not! It came out beautifully!!! I don’t know if I can go back to pre made custard now! Check out the recipe below, it’s alot simpler than it looks and perfect for your holiday table!


What you need:

  • 3/4 cup of sugar, divided
  • 1/3 cup flour
  • 1 dash salt
  • 3 eggs, separated
  • 2 cups milk
  • 45 Nabisco Vanilla Wafers
  • 5 rip bananas, sliced

What to do

  • 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 for about 10-12 minutes or until thick. stir constantly
  • Remove from heat and add vanilla
  • Reserve 10 wafers for garnish
  • Spread small amount of custard on bottom of a 1 1/2 qt baking dish
  • layer up! wafters, banana, custard, wafers banana, custard until you have 3 layers ending in custard
  • beat eggs whites on high until soft peaks form
  • gradually add in remaining 1/4 cup sugar until stiff bu tnot dry
  • spook over the custard and spread evenly sealing well to the edge
  • bake 350 for 15-20 minutes or lightly browned
  • cool slightly or refrigerate several hours until chilled
  • top with reserved wafers before serving and garnish with banana slices

Viola! Chef! You have made your very own custard into an epic banana pudding 🙂