Banana Cream Pie

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Preparation Time:  10 minutes
Cooking Time:  15 minutes

Servings: 8

Ingredients

 

  • 3/4 cup white sugar
  • 1/3 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups milk
  • 3 egg yolks, beaten
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 1/4 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 (9 inch) pie crust, baked
  • 4 bananas, sliced

 

Directions

 

  1. In a saucepan, combine the sugar, flour, and salt. Add milk in gradually while stirring gently. Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, until the mixture is bubbly. Keep stirring and cook for about 2 more minutes, and then remove from the burner.
  2. Stir a small quantity of the hot mixture into the beaten egg yolks, and immediately add egg yolk mixture to the rest of the hot mixture. Cook for 2 more minutes; remember to keep stirring. Remove the mixture from the stove, and add butter and vanilla. Stir until the whole thing has a smooth consistency.
  3. Slice bananas into the cooled baked pastry shell. Top with pudding mixture.
  4. Bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for 12 to 15 minutes. Chill for an hour.

Banana Cream Pie with Chocolate Drizzle

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Preparation Time:  15 minutes
Cooking Time:  30 minutes

Servings: 8

Ingredients

 

  • 1 1/2 cups graham cracker crumbs
  • 1/4 cup butter, melted
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 2 (1 ounce) squares bittersweet chocolate
  • 2 tablespoons heavy whipping cream
  • 3 cups low-fat milk
  • 3/4 cup white sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons Irish whiskey
  • 4 bananas
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 2 tablespoons Irish whiskey

 

Directions

 

  1. reheat the oven to 375 degrees F. Combine the graham-cracker crumbs with the butter and brown sugar in a medium bowl, and stir well. Transfer the mixture to a 10 inch pie plate, and pat it evenly along the bottom and sides.
  2. Bake the crust for 7 to 9 minutes, or until edges darken slightly. Let the crust cool.
  3. Melt the chocolate with the 2 tablespoons cream over simmering water in the top of a double broiler or in a heat proof bowl set on top of a saucepan. Whisk the chocolate and cream until they form a smooth liquid. Take the pan off the heat, and spoon the chocolate mixture onto the graham-cracker crust. Let the chocolate cool for at least 15 minutes.
  4. Meanwhile, make the filling. Heat the milk in a heavy bottomed saucepan. When the milk is just about to boil, take the pan off of the heat.
  5. In a medium bowl, whisk together the sugar, eggs, and flour. Slowly add the hot milk to the bowl, whisking constantly. Then transfer the mixture to the saucepan.
  6. Whisking constantly, bring the mixture to a boil over medium heat, and continue whisking while it boils for 3 minutes. Take the pan off the heat, and add the 2 tablespoons whiskey. Let the filling cool for 20 minutes.
  7. Slice the bananas, and toss them with the lemon juice. Lay the banana slices on the chocolate lined crust. Pour the filling over and chill the pie for at least 2 hours.
  8. Whip one cup cream to stiff peaks, add 2 tablespoons whiskey and serve with pie.

Fudge Chocolate Cream Pie

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Preparation Time:  20 minutes
Cooking Time:  25 minutes

Servings: 8

Ingredients

 

  • 1 (9 inch) pie crust, baked
  • 1 1/4 cups white sugar
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/2 cups milk
  • 4 egg yolks
  • 2 (1 ounce) squares unsweetened chocolate
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Directions

 

  1. In medium saucepan, combine sugar, flour, cornstarch and salt. In a medium bowl, beat milk and egg yolks until smooth. Gradually stir into sugar mixture. Stir constantly over medium heat until mixture thickens and comes to a full boil. Boil and stir for one minute.
  2. Remove from heat and stir in chocolate, butter and vanilla. Stir until melted.
  3. Pour into pie shell. Place plastic wrap over filling to prevent skin from forming and chill for several hours. Top with meringue or whipped cream and chocolate curls if so desired.