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Sunday, January 1, 2012

Banana Cream Pie


Yum, Yum, Yum, Yum, Yum. No other adjectives come to mind, except Yum. Delicious home-made vanilla pudding layered on top of ripe bananas that sit on a graham cracker crust all topped with vanilla scented whip cream- YUMMMMM! 
If you are a banana fan, if you are a pie fan, if you are a pudding fan or if you just want to eat something that will make your taste buds feel like they are in heaven- then this pie is for you! I made homemade pudding for this and I think it really added to the taste but you can also use instant vanilla pudding for this. I happened to have a graham crust sitting in my house but you can also make your own from either graham crackers or tea biscuits. Either way, this pie is pretty low maintenance by dessert standards and worth every single, delicious, banana-y calorie. Enjoy!

1 9 inch graham crust
3/4 cups sugar
3 Tbl cornstarch
1/4 tsp salt
2 cups milk, or rice milk
3 egg yolks, beaten
2 Tbl margarine or butter
1 1/4 tsp vanilla
3 ripe bananas

In a sauce pan combine the sugar, cornstarch and salt. Add milk gradually while stirring. Cook over medium heat till bubbly and cook another two minutes constantly stirring and then remove from heat.  Add a little hot mixuture into the beaten eggs to temper them and then immediately add yolks to sauce pan. Cook two more minutes stirring the whole time. Mixture will be thick and glossy. Remove from heat and add the butter and vanilla.  Slice the bananas and layer them on the bottom of the pie crust. Top with the pudding and bake at 350 for 10 minutes for the pudding to set.  Top with whipped cream and enjoy!




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