Banana Cream Pie

  • 35 mins

This is a southern favorite that is creamy and full of flavor. It is made with bananas with milk, eggs, cinnamon and butter.


Ingredients:

  • 2 bananas, thinly sliced and tossed with 1 and 1/2 tbs of lemon juice.
  • 1 cup milk
  • 4 egg yolks
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 5 tbs flour
  • 3 tbs butter cut into small pieces
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 and 1/2 tsp  vanilla extract
  • 2 cups heavy cream divided
  • 1 pre baked 9 inch pie shell
  • In a heavy sauce pan bring milk to almost boiling.
  • Place the egg yolks in the mixing bowl of an electric mixer and on medium speed mix eggs and gradually add sugar.
  • Beat in flour with mixer on low speed gradually add the hot milk.
  • Transfer mixture to heavy sauce pan and heat over medium heat,stirring constantly.
  • Let mixture come to a bowl and stir constantly for about 1 minute.
  • Remove from heat and continue to beat until mixture is smooth.
  • Beat in butter a little at a time then blend in the cinnamon.
  • Stir in the vanilla extract and let mixture cool.
  • Mean while pre bake the pastry shell in a 350 degree oven,using pie weights.
  • Bake for about 15 minutes until slightly brown.
  • Beat 1 cup of the cream until firm but not stiff.
  • Mix about 1/2 cup of the whipped cream into the egg mixture to lighten it.
  • Fold in  the remaining whipped cream into egg mixture then fold in the sliced bananas.
  • Transfer the filling to the pastry shell.
  • Whip the remaining cream and spoon or pipe onto the pie.
  • Refrigerate.
 

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