Old-Fashioned Banana Pudding

1/2 cup sugar
2 1/2 tablespoons cornstarch
1/4 teaspoon salt
3 egg yolks
2 cups whole milk
2 1/2 tablespoons unsalted butter, cubed
2 1/2 tablespoons banana liqueur or banana syrup
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Bananas, sliced, garnish
1 box Nilla wafer

Whisk together sugar, cornstarch and salt in a large saucepan.
Beat in egg yolks and milk, then heat mixture over medium heat, making sure to stir consistently, for 10-12 minutes, or until thickened.
Once slightly thickened, remove from heat (it will continue to thicken as it sets) and stir in butter, banana liqueur and vanilla extract.
If not serving immediately, cover with plastic wrap (and make sure it’s touching pudding, so a skin doesn’t form) and refrigerate until set.
Serve with nilla wafers, sliced banana and/or whipped cream. Enjoy!

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