Nilla Wafers Original Banana Pudding

Total Time
30 mins
10 mins

From In a Ted Allen blog, he gave the link to this recipe as his favorite way to make this pudding. Once you'll make it, you'll be hooked.

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  1. Combine 1/2 cup sugar, flour and salt in top of double boiler.
  2. Stir in 4 egg yolks and milk; blend well.
  3. Cook, uncovered, over boiling water, stirring constantly until thickened.
  4. Reduce heat and cook, stirring occasionally, for 5 minutes.
  5. Remove from heat; add vanilla.
  6. Spread small amount on bottom of 1 1/2 quart casserole; cover with layer of Nilla Wafers. Top with layer of sliced bananas.
  7. Pour about 1/3 of the custard over bananas. Continue to layer wafers, bananas and custard to make 3 layers each, ending with custard.
  8. Beat egg whites until stiff but not dry; gradually add remaining 1/4 cup sugar and beat until stiff peaks form. Spoon on top of pudding, spreading to cover entire surface and sealing well to edges.
  9. Bake at 425 degrees for 5 minutes or until delicately browned.
  10. Cool slightly or chill.
  11. Just before serving, garnish with banana slices, then stand Nilla Wafers upright around edge of dish.