Banana Custard Pudding

Our grandmother used to call this “boiled custard”, as opposed to baked custard, I suppose.  But this nutritious pudding is easy to make and certainly fits the budget category – it cost me $1, at a time when milk is a little high priced.   You don’t even need the banana; the custard is good just as it is.  It’s not nearly as sweet-tasting as commercial pudding mixes or pudding cups, and this old-fashioned dessert is also excellent for those on a gluten-free diet.
I poured mine into a shallow glass dish, and covered it with plastic wrap right on the surface of the pudding, so it would cool fast and not get a skin on top.   I am going to use the egg whites for easy coconut macaroons, another dessert we like.                 
Banana Custard Pudding
     1/2  Cup  Sugar
  1         Tablespoon  Cornstarch
     1/8  Teaspoon  Salt
  1 1/2  Cups  Whole Milk
  3         Large  Egg -- Yolks
  1         Teaspoon  Vanilla Extract
  1         Medium  Banana -- sliced
In a saucepan, combine sugar, cornstarch and salt.  Gradually add milk, cook and stir over medium heat until mixture comes to a boil.  Cook and stir 2 minutes longer.
Stir a small amount into the egg yolks, then return all to the pan.  Cook and stir until thickened.  Remove from the heat and stir in vanilla extract.  Chill for 1 hour.
Just before serving, fold in banana.
4 Servings
2013 Cost:  $1.00 or 25¢ per serving.
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Per Serving: 246 Calories; 7g Fat (25.0% calories from fat); 8g Protein; 39g Carbohydrate; 1g Dietary Fiber; 171mg Cholesterol; 165mg Sodium.  Exchanges: 0 Grain(Starch); 1/2 Lean Meat; 1/2 Fruit; 1/2 Non-Fat Milk; 1 Fat; 1 1/2 Other Carbohydrates.

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    1. We like it too, Linda...just as good as I remember from our Grandma.

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  2. My mom used to make this, or a similar 'pudding', on the stovetop, then layer it in a casserole dish with graham crackers and bananas and make a meringue with the left over egg whites, cover the pudding and bake in the oven until golden on top. It was her number one go to for a quick dessert. Thanks for the memory.

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  3. That sounds good. Meringue on anything tastes good and the graham crackers would be good also.
    I like lemon pudding and pie with graham cracker crumbs.

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