This is, without a doubt, the best banana pudding recipe I’ve tried. It’s my mother-in-law’s recipe and my father-in-law’s favorite. In fact, when he sent along the recipe, he titled it “world’s best.” I cannot disagree. The meringue on top makes it truly special.
Ingredients: (makes up to 8 servings)
¾ cup granulated sugar
3 Tablespoons all-purpose flour
1/4 tsp salt
2 cups milk
½ tsp vanilla extract
5 to 6 medium size fully ripe bananas, sliced
Directions: In a pot, on low heat, combine ½ cup sugar, flour and salt . Mix 1 whole egg and 3 egg yokes. Stir in milk. Cook, uncovered stirring constantly, until thickened. Remove from heat; add vanilla.
Spread small amount on bottom of 1 ½ quart casserole; cover with layer of vanilla wafers.
Top with layer of sliced bananas. Pour about 1/3 of custard over bananas. Continue to layer wafers, bananas and custard to make 3 layers of each ending with custard.
Beat remaining 4 egg whites stiff, but not dry; gradually add remaining ¼ cup sugar and beat until mixture forms stiff peaks. Pile on top of pudding covering entire surface.
Bake in preheated hot oven (425 degrees F.) 5 minutes or until delicately browned. Serve warm or chilled.
Mmmm… it truly is the world’s best.
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