Nani's Cranny

Old Fashioned Banana Pudding

This is a favorite recipe that is probably from the Vanilla Wafer. My Mom used to make it often and it was one of my Dad’s favorites. It is still as good today as it was back when I was a kid.


  • 3/4 cup sugar, divided
  • 1/3 cup flour
  • dash salt
  • 3 eggs seperated
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 cups milk
  • 45 Nilla wafers, divided
  • 5 medium ripe bananas, sliced

Preheat oven to 350. Mix 1/2 cup of the sugar, flour and salt in top of double boiler.
Blend in 3 egg yolks and milk. Cook uncovered over boiling water 10 to 12 minutes or until thickened, stirring constantly. Remove from heat, stir in vanilla.
Reserve 12 wafers for garnish. Spread small amount of custard on bottom of 1 1/2 quart baking dish and cover with layers of 1/3 each of the remaining wafers and sliced bananas. Pour about 1/3 of the remaining custard over bananas, continue to layer wafers, bananas and custard to make a total of 3 layers of each, ending with custard.
Beat egg whites on high w/ electric mixer until soft peaks form. Gradually add the remaining 1/4 cup sugar, beating until stiff peaks form. Spoon over custard. Spread evenly to cover entire surface of custard and sealing well to edge.

Bake 15 to 20 min. or until lightly browned. Cool slightly and top with reserved 12 wafers just before serving.


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