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Old fashioned banana cream pie





Certainly! Here’s a recipe for an old-fashioned banana cream pie:

Ingredients:

For the crust:

  • 1 1/2 cups graham cracker crumbs
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, melted

For the filling:

  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/3 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups whole milk
  • 4 large egg yolks
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3 ripe bananas, sliced

For the topping:

  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 2 tablespoons powdered sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

Instructions:

  1. Preheat your oven to 375°F (190°C).
  2. In a bowl, mix together the graham cracker crumbs, sugar, and melted butter until well combined. Press the mixture into the bottom and up the sides of a 9-inch pie dish. Bake the crust for 8-10 minutes, until lightly golden. Remove from the oven and let it cool completely.
  3. In a medium saucepan, whisk together the sugar, flour, and salt. Gradually whisk in the milk until smooth. Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, until the mixture thickens and comes to a boil, about 5-7 minutes.
  4. In a separate bowl, whisk the egg yolks. Gradually whisk in about 1/2 cup of the hot milk mixture to temper the yolks. Then, slowly pour the tempered yolks back into the saucepan, whisking constantly. Cook for an additional 2 minutes, stirring constantly.
  5. Remove the saucepan from the heat and stir in the butter and vanilla extract until the butter is melted and the mixture is smooth.
  6. Place a layer of sliced bananas over the bottom of the cooled crust. Pour half of the pudding mixture over the bananas. Add another layer of sliced bananas on top of the pudding, then pour the remaining pudding over the bananas. Smooth the top with a spatula.
  7. Cover the pie with plastic wrap, ensuring that the wrap touches the surface of the pudding to prevent a skin from forming. Chill the pie in the refrigerator for at least 4 hours, or until set.
  8. Before serving, whip the heavy cream with powdered sugar and vanilla extract until stiff peaks form. Spread the whipped cream over the chilled pie.
  9. Slice and serve the banana cream pie chilled. Enjoy your delicious old-fashioned dessert!