Vanilla Wafer Pudding with Pineapple uses crushed pineapple and its light sunshiney flavor to perfectly complement the homemade custard/pudding.
1/3cupall purpose flour
1box vanilla wafers
20ouncecan crushed pineappleundrained
Place egg yolks, milk, 1/2 cup sugar, flour, and salt in a medium saucepan over medium heat. Stirring constantly, cook until thickened - about 15-20 minutes. Remove from heat and stir in vanilla.
Place half of wafers in bottom of 8x8 baking dish. Spread 1/2 of pineapple on top. Cover with 1/2 of custard. Repeat.
Place egg whites in clean mixing bowl and beat with electric mixer until soft peaks form (see post for more clarification on this). Add sugar. Beat again until stiff peaks form. Spread over top of pudding and take care to make sure the merginue touches the sides all around. Place in 350 oven until top is lightly browned, about 15 minutes.
Best if served warm.
Notes to remember: No Yolks in the meringue mix or it won't work.Make sure mixing bowl for meringue doesn't have any grease in it or the meringue won't set.If you don't want the meringue, vanilla wafer tastes great with whipped cream on top too.