Southern Banana Pudding

Amount  Measure  Ingredient -- Preparation Method
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3  large  eggs -- separated
3/4  cup  sugar
1/4  cup  all-purpose flour
3  cups  2% low-fat milk
1  teaspoon  vanilla extract
50  vanilla wafer cookies
5 whole  bananas -- sliced
1/8  teaspoon  cream of tartar
Heat oven to 350F.

In top of double boiler over medium heat whisk together 1/2 cup sugar, flour, and milk

Whisk in egg yolks and stirring constantly cook until thickened and mixture reaches 170F. Remove from heat and stir in vanilla and let pudding cool.

In a 1 1/2 quart baking dish spoon a small amount of the pudding on bottom and spread evenly. Place a layer of cookies over pudding.

Add a layer of bananas over the cookies.

Continue layering pudding, cookies, and bananas for 2 to three layers ending with pudding on top.

Whip egg whites with cream of tater and 1/4 cup sugar to form a meringue. Spread on top of pudding.

Bake 15 to 20 minutes or until meringue turns golden.

Makes 8 servings
Per Serving: 407 Calories; 11g Fat (24.4% calories from fat); 8g Protein; 70g Carbohydrate; 3g Dietary Fiber; 86mg Cholesterol; 188mg Sodium. Exchanges: 0 Grain (Starch); 1/2 Lean Meat; 1 Fruit; 1/2 Non-Fat Milk; 1 1/2 Fat; 3 Other Carbohydrates.
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