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Banana Pudding

Banana PuddingThis is classic, creamy banana pudding made with vanilla wafers. This dessert not only looks appealing in the glass bowl, your guests will be pleasantly surprised from the first bite to the last.

Recipe Ingredients:

60 to 70 vanilla wafers*
1 cup granulated sugar
3 tablespoons cornstarch
1/4 teaspoon salt
2 (12-ounce) cans NESTLÉ® CARNATION® Evaporated Milk
3 large egg yolks, lightly beaten
3 tablespoons butter, cut into pieces
1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
5 ripe but firm bananas, cut into 1/4-inch slices
1 (8-ounce) container frozen non-dairy whipped topping, thawed

Cooking Directions:

  1. Line bottom and sides of 2 1/2-quart glass bowl with about 40 wafers.
  2. Combine sugar, cornstarch and salt in medium saucepan. Gradually stir in evaporated milk to dissolve cornstarch. Whisk in egg yolks. Add butter. Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, until the mixture begins to thicken. Reduce heat to low; bring to a simmer and cook for 1 minute, stirring constantly. Remove from heat. Stir in vanilla extract. Let cool slightly.
  3. Pour half of pudding over wafers. Top with half of bananas. Layer remaining vanilla wafers over bananas. Top with remaining pudding and bananas. Spoon remaining pudding over exposed bananas. Refrigerate for at least 4 hours. Top with whipped topping.

Makes 8 servings.

*A 12-ounce box of vanilla wafers contains about 88 wafers.

Nutritional Information Per Serving (1/8 of recipe): Calories: 640 Calories from Fat: 220 Total Fat: 25 g Saturated Fat: 15 g Cholesterol: 100 mg Sodium: 430 mg Carbohydrates: 94 g Dietary Fiber: 2 g Sugars: 72 g Protein: 11 g.

Recipe and photograph are the property of Nestlé® and Meals.com, used with permission.