Graham cracker pudding

Graham Cracker Pudding

A pudding of special delight to children!

16 whole graham crackers

ΒΌ cup granulated sugar

ΒΌ cup butter or margarine, melted

4 tsp. flour

Β½ cup plus 2 Tbsp. sugar

2 cups milk

3 eggs, separated

Β½ tsp. vanilla

Crush graham crackers. Combine with ΒΌ cup sugar and butter. Mix to form fine crumbs. Press ΒΎ of crumb mixture into bottom and sides of baking dish. Reserve remaining crumbs.

Combine flour and Β½ cup sugar in top of double boiler. Add milk. Heat to boiling. Beat egg yolks and combine with Β½ cup of the hot milk mixture. Pour back into the remaining hot milk and heat to boiling again. Boil 23 minutes, stirring constantly. Remove from heat and add vanilla. Pour into cracker-lined dish.

Beat egg whites until stiff. Gradually add remaining 2 Tbsp. sugar. Pile beaten egg whites on top of pudding. Sprinkle with reserved cracker crumbs. Bake at 350Β° for 58 minutes until meringue is browned. Cool before serving.

Makes 810 servings

From Best of Amish Cooking

By Phyllis Pellman Good

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