Saturday, February 19, 2011

Banana Cream Pie

I found this recipe a few years ago. I am not a big "pie person." I can think of a million desserts I would rather have before pie. However, I LOVE this pie. The crust is delicious and the filling is divine. So... enjoy

Banana Cream Pie
4 large egg yolks
2/3 cup sugar
¼ cup cornstarch
½ tsp salt
3 cups milk (works best with whole milk)
2TB butter
1Tb +1 tsp vanilla
1 cup whipped cream
2 large bananas
1. Bake pastry for baked One-Crust Pie.

2. Beat egg yolks with fork in medium bowl; set aside. Mix sugar, cornstarch and salt in 2-quart saucepan. Gradually stir in milk. Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, until mixture thickens and boils. Boil and stir 1 minute.

3. Immediately stir at least half of the hot mixture gradually into egg yolks, then stir back into hot mixture in saucepan. Boil and stir 1 minute; remove from heat. Stir in butter, vanilla.  Slice the bananas into crust.  Pour into pie crust. Press plastic wrap on filling to prevent a tough layer from forming on top. Refrigerate at least 2 hours until set.

4. Remove plastic wrap. Top pie with Sweetened Whipped Cream and additional banana slices. Cover and refrigerate cooled pie until serving. Store covered in refrigerator.

2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon salt
 2/3 cup shortening
 3 tablespoons butter or stick margarine
 2 teaspoons vegetable oil
 1/3 cup buttermilk

1. Mix flour and salt in medium bowl. Cut in shortening and butter, using pastry blender or crisscrossing 2 knives, until particles are size of small peas.

2. Mix in oil and buttermilk with fork until all flour is moistened and pastry leaves side of bowl. Divide in half; shape each half into a ball. If making one-crust pie, wrap second ball of pastry and freeze for later use.

3 This crust can just be patted into the pie pan. NO rolling needed!! (my favorite


Rachel Holloway said...

THANK YOU...thank you for posting another DELICIOUS recipe! It seriously looks DIVINE and I hope I can try it soon! :)

lynsey said...

i remember tasting this divinity one easter dinner and it is heavenly!!

if only i had the desire to make it instead of just waiting for you to so i can try it again.