Osie's "Old-Fashioned" Banana Pudding
photo by Renee S.
- Ready In:
- Combine (to make custard) sugar, flour, corn starch, and salt in a pot.
- Stir in milk.
- Heat over low heat, stirring often to avoid scorching, until thickened.
- (beleive me, you will know when this happens!-seems like it takes"forever") Beat egg yolks and gradually stir into the hot sugar mixture.
- Cook 5 minutes, stirring constantly.
- Remove from heat and stir in vanilla.
- "Line"a 2 quart casserole dish with a layer of wafers and top with half of the sliced bananas.
- (**Iusually have this step finished before I begin to make the custard.**) Pour half of"custard" over bananas.
- Repeat, ending with custard on top.
- In separate bowl, beat egg whites stiff, but not dry.
- (I use the electric mixer on high.) Gradually add 1/4 c sugar and beat until mixture forms stiff peaks.
- Pile on top of pudding.
- Spread it around to the edges of the dish to"seal" it.
- (Then make the top pretty by making designs with the back of the spoon.) Bake in a preheated 425 degree oven for about 5 minutes.
- (until the egg whites start to turn a golden brown) Watch this close, because sometimes mine turns black-really fast!
- Serve warm or chilled.
This was absolutely delicious! My entire family loved it and it was gone in one sitting, so I guess I'll just have to make another one! I didn't make the meringue just due to preference. The only other thing that I did different was cook the custard on medium, stirring constantly and then it only took about 5 minutes to thicken. Thanks so much for the recipe! One more thing. My grandmother's name is Osie also, and I have never heard of this name anywhere else except when I came upon this recipe. Small world. :)