Banana Cream Pie
This is the second one I made in two days.
The recipe came from Jenny Stebbens Hobick blog. She has some very awesome recipes on her blog.
It's really not difficult to make either.
It's so light, tasty, and sure to please.
1 1/2 cups graham cracker crumbs
5 tablespoons of butter
2 tablespoons of sugar
1/2 cup sugar
1/3 cup cornstarch
1/8 teaspoon salt
1/4 cup cold milk
3 large egg yolks
2 cups milk, heated
2 tablespoons soft unsalted butter
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 ripe bananas, sliced
1 1/2 cups of whipping cream
1/4 cup of sugar
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a pie plate, melt 5 tablespoons of butter in the microwave. Add graham crackers and sugar to the melted butter and mix with a fork. Press mixture into the pan with a measuring cup. Bake for 8-10 minutes, or until golden-brown.
For the custard, in a heavy saucepan stir together sugar, cornstarch, and salt. Stir in the cold milk and egg yolks. Heat the 2 cups of milk in the microwave until very hot - about 2 minutes in my microwave. Slowly stir in the hot milk - whisking constantly. Cook over medium heat, and continue to whisk. As soon as the mixture begins to thicken, remove from heat and add butter and vanilla. Continue to stir for 1 more minute.
Pour 1/2 of the custard mixture into the pie crust. Add a layer of bananas. Pour the rest of the custard over the bananas. Let cool.
When cool (after 30 minutes or so) whip cream. Add sugar while whipping. Top pie with sweetened whip cream and refrigerate.