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  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  2. In a large saucepan, combine 1/3 cup sugar, cornstarch and salt; stir until blended. Mix in milk. Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly until thickened and boiling. Boil for 1 minute, then remove from heat.
  3. In another bowl, whisk egg yolks, then whisk in 1/2 cup of hot custard from pan until blended.
  4. Pour yolk mixture back into saucepan of custard; cook over medium heat, stirring constantly , 2 minutes.
  5. Stir in butter and vanilla until blended.
  6. Place vanilla wafers on bottom of a 2 quart casserole dish. Top with a layer of sliced bananas and custard. Repeat layering, ending with custard.
  7. In a large mixing bowl, beat egg whites and 1/4 cup sugar at low speed until foamy.
  8. Add cream of tartar; increase speed to medium and gradually beat in remaining sugar. Beat until egg whites hold a stiff peak.
  9. Spoon meringue over hot custard immediately, bake until golden, about 20 minutes.
  10. Remove from oven and cool for at least 1 hour at room temperature Then refrigerate for 4 hours before serving.

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