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Southern Banana Pudding Recipe

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This recipe for Southern Banana Pudding, by , is from 50 Years of Good Eats - Mixing Bowls & Cookie Sheets , one of the cookbooks created at FamilyCookbookProject.com. We help families or individuals create heirloom cookbook treasures.

Contributor:  
Contributor:  
Margaret Wells

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Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
4 tablespoons all-purpose flour
1 1/2 cups sugar
pinch salt
3 large eggs separated (you'll use the whites later for meringue)
3 cups milk
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 box vanilla wafers
5-6 bananas
3 egg whites reserved from above
1/8 teaspoon cream of tartar
1/4 cup sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Directions:
Directions:
Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Combine flour, sugar and salt in a large heavy saucepan. Lightly beat egg yolks and combine with milk in a large bowl or measuring cup. Pour the egg and milk mixture into dry ingredients in heavy saucepan. Cook over low to medium heat, stirring consistently until ingredients are thickened and smooth. Remove saucepan from heat and stir in vanilla. To layer your banana pudding, begin by placing vanilla wafers on the bottom of a 13x9-inch baking dish, glass bowl, or another 3-quart container. Slice bananas and place on top of wafers. Pour one-third of the custard over wafers and bananas. Repeat layering process two more times until all wafers, bananas, and custard have been used, ending with a final layer of wafers for decorative purposes.

For the 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 25 minutes until the meringue is lightly browned.

 

 

 

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