This Southern favorite is always a hit at family dinners and great for bringing to parties. Enjoy the combination of flavors and textures in this banana pudding recipe.
All You FEBRUARY 2005
Combine flour and salt in a medium saucepan. Slowly stir in milks and yolks, then cook over medium heat, stirring constantly for 8 minutes or until thickened. Remove from heat, then add vanilla extract.
Arrange 1 cup banana slices in a 2-quart baking dish. Spoon 1/3 pudding mixture over bananas; cover with 15 vanilla wafers. Repeat, then top with a third layer of pudding. Arrange remaining 15 wafers around inside edge of dish; gently push into pudding.
Preheat oven to 325°. Beat egg whites at high speed with an electric mixer until foamy. Add sugar 1 Tbsp. at a time, beating until stiff peaks form and sugar dissolves, for 2 to 4 minutes. Spread meringue over pudding. Bake for 25 minutes or until golden. Let cool for at least 30 minutes.
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