Desserts, In the Kitchen

Banana Cream Pie

Happy Thanksgiving everyone! We are having our annual “friendsgiving” today at our house. I’m cooking the turkey, and I decided that I would also make an alternative to pumpkin pie (which I am sure will be delicious) for those people who just don’t think of pumpkin as their BFF. This is my mother-in-laws recipe (which she gave me permission to share), and it has been a hit each and every time I’ve made it. The other thing I really like about it is that it takes ingredients that I almost always keep in my house, so I don’t have to take a special trip to the store to make it.

 

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Banana Cream Pie
Classic recipe with everyday ingredients that is sure to please everyone who tastes it!
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Passive Time 4-6 hours
Servings
slices
Ingredients
  • 2 8-9" baked pie shells
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup all purpose flour
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 3 cups milk
  • 4 egg yolks (separate from whites)
  • 3 Tbsp butter
  • 1.5 tsp vanilla
  • 4 large bananas
  • 2-3 cups whipped cream
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Passive Time 4-6 hours
Servings
slices
Ingredients
  • 2 8-9" baked pie shells
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup all purpose flour
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 3 cups milk
  • 4 egg yolks (separate from whites)
  • 3 Tbsp butter
  • 1.5 tsp vanilla
  • 4 large bananas
  • 2-3 cups whipped cream
Instructions
  1. Gather ingredients.
  2. In a medium saucepan, combine sugar, flour and salt.
  3. Gradually add the milk and cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, until the mixture is bubbling and starting to thicken. This usually takes 8-10 minutes on my stovetop.
  4. Reduce heat to medium-low and cook, while continuing to stir, for about two minutes. The mixture should become glossy and thick.
  5. In a small bowl, mix together the egg yolks, and then use a scoop to add about 1 cup of the hot mixture to the eggs. Stir together, and then return the egg and filling mixture to the saucepan.
  6. Bring the mixture to a gentle boil. Cook and stir for two minutes once it starts to boil.
  7. Remove from heat. Add the butter and vanilla, and stir to melt the butter and combine.
  8. Slice two bananas into the bottom of each prepared pie crust. If you don't want them to become brown, then you can sprinkle bananas with a bit of lemon juice.
  9. Pour half of the mixture over top of the bananas in each pie crust.
  10. Allow to set in the fridge for 4-6 hours.
  11. Once completed cooled, spread a layer of whipped cream over the top.
  12. Enjoy!
Recipe Notes

Recipe from: Liz Breedveld

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