When I made sloppy joes on Monday night, I decided to complement them with another traditional recipe, banana pudding.
Nilla Wafers banana pudding is one of my most favorite desserts, especially just warm from the oven.
I made the meringue this time to top the pudding, but many times, I will just put whipped cream on top.
The meringue is one extra step, that I do not think is super critical, but I felt like making it tonight.
I have also tried this pudding with the jello banana pudding instant mix, and I do not think it tastes nearly as good as the homemade pudding.
You will notice in my photos, that I am using a makeshift double boiler. Basically, two pots, with the pudding pot being placed in the boiling water pot. It works, but is not ideal.
On my “to do” list, purchase a double boiler, finally. 🙂
I found this recipe on the Nilla Wafer website. This is a keeper!
- ¾ cup sugar, divided into ½ cup and ¼ cup
- ⅓ cup flour
- dash of salt
- 3 eggs, separated
- 2 cups milk
- ½ tsp.vanilla
- 45 NILLA Wafers, divided
- 5 bananas, sliced
- Mix ½ cup sugar, flour and salt in top of double boiler.
- Blend in 3 egg yolks and milk.
- Cook, uncovered, over boiling water 10 to 12 min. or until thickened, stirring constantly.
- Remove from heat; stir in vanilla.
- Save 12 wafers for garnish. Spread small amount of custard onto bottom of 1-1/2-qt. baking dish.
- Cover with layers of ⅓ each of the remaining wafers, bananas and remaining custard.
- Repeat layers 2 times.
- For Meringue
- 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 15 to 20 min. or until lightly browned.
- Cool slightly.
- Top with reserved wafers just before serving.
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