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My grandma ran a country club and a restaurant in her day. She can make amazing food, but sometimes it's hard to get a recipe from her because she doesn't measure anything and makes everything from memory. While letting her talk it out, I was able to get this banana pudding and a few other recipes written down. Enjoy!


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8 servings


Original recipe yields 8 servings
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  • Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).

  • Line the bottom of a baking dish with some wafers. Combine sugar, flour, and salt in a bowl.

  • Beat yolks in a heavy saucepan over medium heat. Add sugar mixture alternately with milk and vanilla extract, stirring constantly. Bring to a simmer and cook until slightly thickened, 8 to 10 minutes. Add butter; continue stirring until thickened to a pudding-like consistency, 5 to 7 minutes more.

  • Layer a portion of banana slices over the wafers and cover with pudding. Repeat layers with remaining bananas, wafers, and pudding.

  • Beat egg whites in a glass, metal, or ceramic bowl, gradually adding cream of tartar, until soft peaks form. Add sugar and continue beating on high speed until stiff peaks form. Fold in vanilla extract. Spoon meringue over the pudding.

  • Bake in the preheated oven until meringue browns, 15 to 20 minutes. Let cool before serving.

Editor's Note:

Please note the differences in ingredient amounts and cook time when using the magazine version of this recipe. 

Nutrition Facts

487 calories; protein 8.4g; carbohydrates 85.5g; fat 13.3g; cholesterol 111.1mg; sodium 341.7mg. Full Nutrition