Nee's Old Timey Cooked Banana Pudding

Recipe by Sherrybeth
READY IN: 2hrs




  • In the top of a double boiler, combing the first three ingredients and mix well.
  • Gradually add the milk and stir until well blended.
  • Bring the water in the bottom of your double boiler to a rolling boil, then reduce the heat to low and cook the sugar/flour/milk mixture until it thickens;stirring constantly so that it does not stick or burn.
  • In a separate bowl, beat the egg yolks until thick and light yellow.
  • Taking about 1/2 cup of the hot flour/sugar/milk mixture, "temper" it by adding some of it to the beaten egg yolks; stir well.
  • Add the egg mixture back in to the sugar/flour/milk mixture and continue to cook over low heat, stirring constantly, until mixture becomes desired thickness.
  • Remove this from the heat and add the first 1 1/2 teaspoons of vanilla flavoring.
  • In an ungreased 3 quart baking dish, layer 1/4 of the vanilla wafers.
  • Peel and slice one banana and layer it over the wafers.
  • Pour 1/4 cup of the pudding mixture over the bananas.
  • Repeat this three more times using the wafers, then bananas, then pudding mixture.
  • In a small bowl, beat the egg whites at high speed until they become foamy.
  • Gradually add the 1/4 cup sugar about a tablespoon at a time until soft peaks form in the meringue (this takes 3-4 minute to allow time for the sugar to dissolve).
  • Add the 1/2 teaspoons vanilla and beat well.
  • Spread the meringue over the pudding making sure to get it all the way to the edges of the pan to "seal" it.
  • Bake, uncovered at 350 degrees for 20-25 minutes.