How to make it

  • Preheat oven to 325*.
  • Lightly spoon flour into a dry measuring cup; level with a knife. Combine flour, 1 1/4c sugar, and salt in a large sauce pan; stir with a whisk. Gradually add milk; stir until smooth. Scrape seeds from vanilla bean; add seeds and bean to milk mixture.
  • Cook over medium heat 12 minutes or until thick and bubbly, stirring constantly.
  • Place eggs in a large bowl, if using vanilla extract beat it in with the eggs, gradually add hot milk mixture, stirring constantly. Place mixture in pan; cook over medium heat 2 minutes or until thick and bubbly, stirring constantly. Discard vanilla bean.
  • Place egg whites in a large bowl; beat with a mixer at high speed until foamy. Add 3/4 cup sugar, 1 tablespoon at a time, until stiff peaks form.
  • Arrange half of vanilla wafers in the bottom of a 13 x 9" baking dish. Arrange half of banana slices over wafers. Pour half of custard over banana. Repeat procedure with remaining wafers, banana, and custard.
  • Top with meringue, spread evenly to edge of dish.
  • Bake at 325* for 20 minutes or until lightly browned. Serve pudding warm or chilled.
  • Serving size 3/4 cup; 289 calories; 16% from fat
  • Very good and very sweet for a low fat low calorie dish.

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  • lilliancooks 6 years ago
    This sounds like a great dessert! I'm with Mother...I don't like meringue, so I would do crumbled wafers as a topping also!
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    " It was excellent "
    momo_55grandma ate it and said...
    great bannanna pudding thanks
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  • krumkake 8 years ago
    Cooking Light always comes up with great low-fat, low-cal recipes. This one sounds delicious...great idea for a lighter "party dessert".
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