Grandma's Banana Pudding

Recipe by Bliss
READY IN: 45mins


  • 34
    cup sugar
  • 1
    dash salt
  • 4
    eggs, separated, at room temperature
  • 2
    cups milk
  • 12
    teaspoon vanilla
  • 1
    (12 ounce) package vanilla wafers, reserve 10 to 12 vanilla wafers for garnish
  • 5 -6
    medium bananas, sliced, reserve 1 banana for garnish


  • Combine 1/2 cup sugar, flour and salt in top of double boiler.
  • Stir in 4 egg yolks and milk; blend well.
  • Cook, uncovered over boiling water, stirring constantly until thickened.
  • Reduce heat and cook, stirring occasionally, for 5 minutes.
  • Remove from heat, add vanilla.
  • Spread small amount on bottom of 1-1 1/2 quart casserole; cover with layer of wafers.
  • Top with layer of sliced bananas.
  • Pour about 1/3 of custard over bananas.
  • Continue to layer wafers, bananas, and custard to make 3 layers of each, ending with custard.
  • 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.
  • Bake at 425° for 25 minutes or until delicately browned.
  • Cool slightly or chill.
  • Just before serving, garnish with banana slices, then insert vanilla wafers upright around edge of dish.
  • Makes 16 servings.