Everlena’s Old Fashioned Banana Pudding


2/3 cup sugar
pinch salt
3-1/2 tablespoons flour
1 (14 ounce) can sweetened condensed milk
2-1/4 cups milk
4 large eggs, separated
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1 (12-ounce) box vanilla wafers
5 large bananas
1/4 cup plus 1 tablespoon sugar
1/2 teaspoon banana extract


  1. In a double boiler (or one pot set in another larger pot partially filled with water) combine the first three ingredients.
  2. Mix milks and egg yolks together in a bowl; add to dry ingredients in double boiler.
  3. Cook mixture over medium heat, stirring constantly, until smooth and thickened (it should resemble pudding).
  4. Remove from heat; stir in 2 teaspoons vanilla.
  5. Reserve enough vanilla wafers to arrange around outside edge of dish, about 20 wafers.
  6. Arrange 1/2 of the remaining vanilla wafers in the bottom of a 3-quart baking dish, about 30 wafers.
  7. Slice 2-1/2 bananas and layer over wafers.
  8. Pour 1/2 of the pudding over bananas.
  9. Repeat once more.
  10. Finish by arranging reserved wafers around the outside edge of dish.
  11. Beat egg whites at high speed with electric mixer until soft peaks form.
  12. Add 1/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons sugar, a little at a time, until sugar dissolves and stiff peaks form.
  13. Fold in 1/2 teaspoon banana extract.
  14. Spread over pudding (make sure to seal edge of dish with egg whites).
  15. Bake at 325 degrees F. for 25-30 minutes or until meringue is gold in color.

Note:  Makes 8-10 servings.  For those of you who like banana pudding the old fashioned way, with homemade custard, this recipe is for you!!!!