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1 hrs 30 mins
Southern families, regardless of background, have some traditions in common. One is biscuits and gravy for breakfast at least once a week. Another is banana pudding, or "nanner pudd'n'" as some call it, for dessert. It's delicious no matter what time of day you decide to indulge. I've had it several times for breakfast. Banana pudding is a favorite of most Southerners; and after you've tasted it, you'll know why. Another favorite that is just as good, in my opinion, is banana-pineapple pudding; but that's another recipe. After you try this recipe, you'll be a Southerner at heart. Speaking of heart, bananas are one of the best things you can do for your heart. Bananas are rich in potassium and phosphorous; electrolytes necessary for a healthy heartbeat. So, good news! Not only is banana pudding delicious, it's good for you, too! Oh, if you can resist, put it in the fridge overnight. Banana pudding is better the day after it's made, which is hard to believe when you've tasted it freshly made. In any case, it should be at least cooled to room temperature before serving; so make it a few hours before you intend to serve it, if you're planning to serve it at a particular meal. This is a recipe that uses homemade filling, so a little work is involved. The filling recipe is a family recipe; but the bananas and vanilla wafers are nature's and the cookie company's, respectively. The meringue is a standard meringue recipe that can be found in any cookbook in the known universe. Remember that cold eggs do not yield as much volume as room temperature eggs, and they take longer to peak; so, if you refrigerate your eggs, set them out for an hour or so before you make this recipe. Now, without further ado, here we go...
Units: US | Metric
Serving Size: 1 (238 g)
Servings Per Recipe: 9