Banana Cream Pie
Recipe type: Dessert, Pie
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Serves: Serves 8
Banana Cream Pie with a creamy filling and bananas with a whipped cream topping.
  • Pie Crust
  • 1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup lard
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 3 to 4 tablespoons cold water
  • Filling
  • 2 cups milk
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 3 tablespoons flour
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 3 egg yolks
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • Topping
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • To assemble
  • 3 bananas
  1. Add all of the pie crust ingredients except the water to a food processor or a large bowl. Mix until there are coarse crumbs in the food processor. If doing in a bowl, use 2 forks or a pastry cutter. Add the water. Mix until the dough forms a ball. Let rest for 10 minutes. Lightly flour a surface to roll out the crust. Place the crust in a pie pan. Crimp the edges of the pie crust. With a fork poke holes in the bottom of the pie crust. Bake for 18 - 20 minutes at 400 degrees until crust is browned.
  2. Make the filling. Add the milk, sugar, flour and cornstarch to a saucepan. Whisk over medium low heat until mixture starts to steam. Add the egg yolks to a small bowl. Stir in some of the hot milk mixture to temper the eggs. Whisk into the milk mixture. Continue to whisk until the filling is thickened. Add the butter and vanilla. Cool for 10 minutes.
  3. Slice the bananas over the crust. Pour the warm filling over the bananas. Cover lightly and cool.
  4. Whip the cream with the sugar and vanilla until soft peaks form. Top the pie. Refrigerate until ready to serve.
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