Original NILLA® Banana Pudding
Developed by Nabisco, this recipe is still on the back of Nabisco Nilla Wafers boxes.
3/4 cup sugar, divided
1/3 cup all-purpose flour
3 large eggs, separated
2 cups milk
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
45 NILLA® Wafers, divided
5 ripe bananas, sliced (about 3-1/2 cups), divided
Additional NILLA® Wafers and banana slices, for garnish
Mix 1/2 cup sugar, flour and salt in top of double boiler.
Blend in 3 egg yolks and milk.
Cook, uncovered, over boiling water, stirring constantly for 10 to 12 minutes or until thickened.
Remove from heat; stir in vanilla.
Reserve 10 wafers for garnish.
Spread small amount of custard on bottom of 1-1/2-quart casserole; cover with layer of wafers and layer of sliced bananas.
Pour about 1/3 of 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 until soft peaks form; gradually add remaining 1/4 cup sugar and beat until stiff but not dry.
Spoon on top of pudding, spreading evenly to cover entire surface and sealing well to edges.
Bake at 350° F (180° C) in top half of oven for 15 to 20 minutes or until browned.
Cool slightly or refrigerate.
Garnish with additional wafers and banana slices just before serving.
Tip: Dip the sliced bananas in a little lemon juice. This will keep the bananas from turning brown.
Makes 8 servings.
If desired, this wonderful banana pudding may be topped with whipped cream or non-dairy whipped topping instead of the meringue stated in the recipe. No matter which way you choose to top it, either way this pudding is a very "comforting" and traditional southern style dessert
Source: Kraft Foods
Posted by G'ma