Banana Pudding

Famous Dave's Copycat Recipe

Serves 8

1 1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup flour  + 2 tablespoons flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
4 cups whole milk
5 large egg yolks, beaten
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
4 tablespoons butter
1 box (12 ounce size) vanilla wafers
7 bananas (sliced about 1/3" thick)
1 large container whipped topping

On medium low heat in a large sauce pan place sugar, flour, salt, and milk. Stir until mixture is completely blended. When mixture begins to softly boil, cook for 2 minutes, stirring constantly. The pudding will begin to thicken.

Remove from heat and add 1/2 cup of hot mixture to beaten eggs and stir until blended. Place pudding mixture back on stove on medium heat and add egg mixture, continue cooking for 3 minutes longer. After 3 minutes turn heat off, add butter and vanilla, beat until blended. Remove from stove and let cool for about ten minutes while you prepare the pan and vanilla wafers.

Spray a 9x13 baking pan with non stick spray and place vanilla wafers to cover the bottom and sides of baking pan. Slice bananas and cover the wafers with bananas. Pour pudding in pan, covering bananas and wafers. Place banana pudding in refrigerate until completely cooled.

When pudding has cooled and set, cover completely with whipped topping. Place plastic wrap on any leftovers and store in refrigerate.