Southern-Style Baked Banana Pudding
Got nice, ripe, spotted bananas around? Then this dessert is a must. Channeling his inner Southerner, Chef John concludes that vanilla wafer cookies are an easier, yummier alternative to fussy pie crust when it comes to this light and airy, barely-baked banana pudding. The custard component takes mere minutes to cook on the stove using egg yolks, milk, and a touch of flour. When layered with this custard, the wafers will take on a texture similar to your ripe bananas, making every bite irresistible. And don't worry: those egg whites will go into the meringue topping; as far as baking goes, this requires only a partial job--less than 10 minutes, just to brown the meringue. It makes all the difference! This Southern classic is so simple and kid-friendly that anyone can make it. Get the recipe for Chef John's Southern-Style Baked Banana Pudding.