- Cooking Time:
- Servings: 8
- Preparation Time:
- 2 cups vanilla wafer crumbs
- 3 bananas, sliced into 1/4 inch slices
- 1 1/2 cups white sugar
- 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
- 2 cups milk
- 3 egg yolks
- 2 teaspoons butter
- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- 3 egg whites
- 1/4 cup white sugar
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
- Line the bottom and sides of a 9 inch pie plate with a layer of alternating vanilla wafers and banana slices.
- To Make Pudding:
- In a medium saucepan, combine 1 1/2 cups sugar with flour.
- Mix well, then stir in half the milk.
- Beat egg yolks and whisk into sugar mixture.
- Add remaining milk and butter or margarine.
- Place mixture over low heat and cook until thickened, stirring frequently.
- Remove from heat and stir in vanilla extract. Pour half of pudding over vanilla wafer and banana layer while still hot.
- Make another layer of alternating vanilla wafers and banana slices on top of pudding layer.
- Pour remaining pudding over second wafer and banana layer.
- To Make Meringue:
- In a large glass or metal bowl, beat egg whites until foamy.
- Gradually add 1/4 cup sugar, continuing to beat until whites are stiff.
- Spread meringue into pie pan, making sure to completely cover pudding layer.
- Bake in preheated oven for 15 minutes, just until meringue is browned. Chill before serving.
NotesCan't stand those instant banana puddings. This one is old and authentic!
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