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Monday, November 7, 2011

Banana Cream Pie

My first attempt at banana cream pie turned out pretty well! It's pretty quick to whip up too. I was short on time and used pre-made crust (gasp!) buuuut, you can use the pie crust recipe here if you are up for it. It does taste better afterall!

As for the filling however, that you have to make yourself. And here's how:

  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 tbs cornstarch
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 3 egg yolks
  • 2 cups milk (you'll use them in batches)
  • 1 tbs butter
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 2 bananas

  • Mix together the sugar, cornstarch, salt, and beaten egg yolks in a bowl. After they are all well-blended, stir in 1/2 cup milk
  • In a large saucepan, over medium heat, heat remaining milk until it simmers. Remove from heat
  • Add half of the hot milk to the egg yolk mixture and return the entire egg mixture to the saucepan
  • Bring the mixture to a boil over medium heat, stirring for 2 more minutes until it starts to thicken
  • Remove from heat, stir in the butter and vanilla, and let cool
  • Once cooled, spread into pie crust* (once the pie crust is cool too) and chill
  • Top with sliced bananas and whipped cream!
*Tip: For an extra touch, add a layer of Nutella to the bottom of the pie crust before you add the filling. Folks will enjoy the surprise :)

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