Katrina's Cookbook

Original Nilla Banana Pudding

3/4 cup sugar, divided 
1/3 cup all-purpose flour 
Dash salt 
3 eggs, separated
2 cups milk 
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
45 NILLA Wafers, divided 
5 ripe bananas, sliced
    (about 3 1/2 cups), divided
Additional NILLA Wafers and banana slices, for garnish
Layers of Nilla wafers, creamy pudding and fresh banana slices are the stars of this American classic.

Prep: 30 mins - Cook: 15 mins - Cool: 15 mins

- Mix 1/2 cup sugar, flour and salt in top of double boiler
-Blend in 3 egg yolks and milk
-Cook, uncovered, over boiling water, stirring constantly for 10 to 12 minutes or until thickened
-Remove from heat
-Stir in vanilla

-Reserve 10 wafers for garnish
-Spread small amount of custard on bottom of 1 1/2-quart casserole
-Cover with a layer of wafers and a layer of sliced bananas
-Pour about 1/3 of custard over bananas
-Continue to layer wafers, bananas and custard to make a total of 3 layers of each, ending with custard. 

-Beat egg whites until soft peaks form
-Ggradually add remaining 1/4 cup sugar and beat until stiff but not dry
-Spoon on top of pudding, spreading evenly to cover entire surface and sealing well to edges. 

-Bake at 350°F in top half of oven for 15 to 20 minutes or until browned
-Cool slightly or refrigerate
-Garnish with additional wafers and banana slices just before serving. 

Makes 8 servings

Nutritional Info Per Serving:
287 calories, 6 g protein, 50 g carbohydrate, 7 g total fat, 2 g saturated fat, 117 mg cholesterol, 134 mg sodium, 1 g dietary fiber

This recipe created by McCormick, Inc.