Graham Cracker Pudding
A pudding of special delight to children!
16 whole graham crackers
¼ cup granulated sugar
¼ cup butter or margarine, melted
4 tsp. flour
½ cup plus 2 Tbsp. sugar
2 cups milk
3 eggs, separated
½ tsp. vanilla
Crush graham crackers. Combine with ¼ cup sugar and butter. Mix to form fine crumbs. Press ¾ of crumb mixture into bottom and sides of baking dish. Reserve remaining crumbs.
Combine flour and ½ cup sugar in top of double boiler. Add milk. Heat to boiling. Beat egg yolks and combine with ½ 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 350° for 58 minutes until meringue is browned. Cool before serving.
Makes 810 servings
From Best of Amish Cooking