Old-Fashioned Banana Pudding
Old-Fashioned Banana Pudding is the classic, made-from-scratch recipe for banana pudding.
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Servings 12 servings
- 1 1/2 cups granulated sugar divided
- 2/3 cup all-purpose flour
- Pinch of salt
- 6 large eggs separated
- 4 cups milk skim is ok
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 60 Nilla wafers
- 5 ripe (not overripe) bananas, sliced*
Preheat oven to 350 F.
Whisk 1 cup sugar, flour, and salt together in the top of a double boiler.
Stir in 6 egg yolks and milk.
Cook over boiling water for 10-15 minutes, or until thickened, whisking constantly.
Once thickened, remove from heat, and stir in vanilla extract.
Spread a little of the pudding mixture in the bottom of a baking dish. I used a 10.5x7.5-inch dish.
Layer about 20 cookies, one third of the banana slices, and one third of the custard.
Repeat layers two more times.
Beat 6 egg whites to soft peak stage.
Sprinkle remaining 1/2 cup sugar over egg whites; continue beating to stiff peak stage.
Spoon egg whites over custard, sealing edges.
Bake for 15-20 minutes, or until lightly browned.
Serve warm or chilled.
Chill any leftovers.
- The bananas should not be too ripe. If they're too ripe, they will be difficult to slice, and they'll get very mushy in the pudding.
- Nutrition facts are estimates.
Serving: 1g | Calories: 364kcal | Carbohydrates: 67g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 83mg | Sodium: 187mg | Potassium: 366mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 44g | Vitamin A: 315IU | Vitamin C: 4.3mg | Calcium: 115mg | Iron: 0.9mg