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Layered Banana Pudding with Graham Cracker Crumbs

User Rating 3 Star Rating (1 Review)

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This banana pudding recipe is made with layers of graham crackers and sliced bananas

Cook Time: 20 minutes

Total Time: 20 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 2 eggs
  • 2/3 cup sugar
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 2 cups milk
  • 2 or 3 sliced bananas
  • 15 graham crackers, crushed into crumbs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup powdered sugar

Preparation:

Beat egg yolks. Add 2/3 cup sugar and the cornstarch; mix thoroughly. Add milk and cook over low heat or in top of double boiler until creamy, stirring constantly. Remove from heat and add vanilla extract.

In a lightly buttered baking dish, place alternating layers of graham crackers and sliced bananas. Top with  the vanilla custard.

Beat egg whites until soft peaks form; add 1/4 cup of powdered sugar and beat until stiff peaks form. Spread meringue over the custard and bake at 350° for about 10 minutes, until the meringue is nicely browned.

 

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User Reviews

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 3 out of 5
Not quite there, Member seasmom

I put that I would recommend this to others, but only if they tweak the recipe just a little. What caught my eye about this recipe is that it is made in a way similar to my Mamaw's banana pudding. As I couldn't find her recipe, I decided to try this recipe instead. For starters, I did substitute vanilla wafers for graham cracker crumbs. That part was fine. The recipe calls for 1 tablespoon of cornstarch. I wound up using 2 and still it wasn't quite as thick as it should be. I probably could have put close to 3, if not 3 tbsp. exactly, and that might have gotten it thick enough. The pudding recipe calls for 2/3 cup of sugar. Too sweet! Even my ten year old son thought so. I think 1/2 cup would suffice! I used a 9x9 dish (so about 2qt), and while the pudding covered adequately, the meringue did not. It was spread sort of thin. The two egg whites called for did not make enough meringue. In my opinion, a little too much meringue is better than too little! I like to make some peaks after spreading the meringue on, and the amount in the recipe didn't allow for that. Granted, I could have used a smaller dish but how much smaller should one go with banana pudding? Overall, it isn't a horrible recipe. Just needs tweaked a little!

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