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Guilt-Free Dessert, Part 2

Yesterday I promised that I wasn't going to tempt you with any rich, indulgent, decadent desserts and so today I am keeping my promise with another guilt-free dessert! Fruit puddings are a great, light, creamy alternative to a piece of cake or pie. I love puddings for their texture, their coolness, and their smooth goodness. Of course, we will all be having pasta dishes for dinner and what better way to end a delicious meal than with a yummy taste treat. To make banana pudding,


Banana Pudding
From Cooking Light

1/3 cup all-purpose flour
Dash of salt
2 1/2 cups 1% low-fat milk
1 (14-ounce) can fat-free sweetened condensed milk
2 large egg yolks
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
3 cups sliced ripe banana, divided
45 reduced-fat vanilla wafers, divided
4 large egg whites (at room temperature)
1/4 cup sugar

  1. Preheat oven to 325°.
  2. Combine flour and salt in a medium saucepan.
  3. Gradually add milks and yolks; stir well.
  4. Cook over medium heat 8 minutes or until thick, stirring constantly.
  5. Remove from heat; stir in vanilla.
  6. Arrange 1 cup banana slices in bottom of a 2-quart baking dish. Spoon one-third of pudding mixture over banana.
  7. Arrange 15 wafers on top of pudding.
  8. Repeat layers twice, arranging the last 15 wafers around edge of dish. Push cookies into pudding.
  9. Beat egg whites at high speed of a mixer until foamy.
  10. Gradually add sugar, 1 tablespoon at a time, beating until stiff peaks form.
  11. Spread meringue evenly over pudding, sealing to edge of dish. Bake at 325° for 25 minutes or until golden.

Note: Banana Pudding may be a bit soupy when you first remove it from the oven. Let cool at least 30 minutes before serving.

Yield: 10 servings (serving size: 3/4 cup)

CALORIES 255(10% from fat); FAT 2.9g (sat 1g,mono 0.9g,poly 0.2g); PROTEIN 7.9g; CHOLESTEROL 51mg; CALCIUM 161mg; SODIUM 155mg; FIBER 0.1g; IRON 0.4mg; CARBOHYDRATE 49.5g

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nykki07 nykki07 9 years
i love bananna pudding! i use to buy it at magnolia's in nyc. but now that im in orange county...and have no access to the tasty pudding from magnolia (unless someone wants to fed-ex it to me! lol) i am definitely saving this recipe!!
Mme-Hart Mme-Hart 9 years
mmmmmmmmmmmmmmm banana!! :drool:
puddinpie puddinpie 9 years
I don't like low-fat anything when I can have full-fat/taste. No one should feel "guilty" about eating anything as long as they're healthy and get some exercise during the week. You can't make a tasty pudding with low-fat milk thickened with flour for body, in my honest opinion.
tifygodess24 tifygodess24 9 years
BeachBarbie BeachBarbie 9 years
This looks delicious! I :LOVE: banana pudding. I must save this recipe. :)
SaRaH-22 SaRaH-22 9 years
ooo looks so good! you know what else i have done and noticed that it has trying to cut out all(well most) junk food out of my diet..and after dinner before bed i tend to want a snack. it use to be my chip or whatever junk was easy and quick but i have been snacking on Edamame and its been working. Its like $1.50 for a big bag at Trader Joes and you just put it it boiling water for 5min and its ready to go! Just a healthier suggestion!
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