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GO BaNaNaS with this CREAMY BANANA PIE!

Updated on February 9, 2012
pudding filling in double boiler
pudding filling in double boiler
slightly beaten egg yolks prior to being tempered by hot puddng
slightly beaten egg yolks prior to being tempered by hot puddng
tempering the egg yolks before adding to pudding mixture
tempering the egg yolks before adding to pudding mixture
adding yolks to pudding mixture
adding yolks to pudding mixture
adding butter and vanilla to pudding mixture
adding butter and vanilla to pudding mixture
plastic wrap pressed to top of pudding mixture
plastic wrap pressed to top of pudding mixture
baked crumbly crust
baked crumbly crust

GOING BANANAS CREAMY BANANA PIE!

My husband’s most favorite pie is my Going Bananas Creamy Banana Pie. This year for Valentine’s Day, instead of giving your sweetheart the usual chocolate sweets, necktie or aftershave, spend a little extra time on something different and special – Going Bananas Creamy Banana Pie – you are sure to win his heart - and keep it!

Going Bananas Creamy Banana Pie

For Crumbly Crust:

1 sleeve of Graham Crackers, crushed

3 – 4 T. melted butter

2 T. sugar

Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Mix graham crackers, melted butter and sugar together in a gallon Ziploc bag until well blended. Pour graham cracker mixture into a pie plate and press with a flat bottom glass on the bottom and sides. Bake for 5 minutes or until golden brown and fragrant. Remove to cooling rack and allow to cool until ready to assemble pie.

Pudding Filling Ingredients:

½ c. sugar

¼ c. cornstarch

¼ tsp. salt

2 c. milk

3 egg yolks, slightly beaten

1 T. butter

1 tsp. vanilla

For Pudding Filling:

Combine sugar, cornstarch and salt in top of a double boiler. Over medium heat, gradually add the milk. Cook over rapidly boiling water, stirring constantly, until thickened – about 10 minutes. Once thickened remove double boiler top from heat and pour 1/3 of the mixture into the egg yolks, stirring constantly, tempering the eggs. Return the egg mixture to the rest of the filling mixture in the double boiler and heat entire mixture for one minute. Remove from heat and whisk in butter and vanilla. Pour mixture into a glass dish, cover top with plastic wrap, making sure that the plastic wrap is pressed against the top of the pudding and place in refrigerator to cool.

4 bananas

1 c. heavy cream, whipped

1 T. confectioner sugar

2 T. freshly squeezed lemon juice

Assemble the Pie:

Slice 2 bananas longwise and then slice the two halves into ½ inch pieces and place in the pie plate on top of the crumble crust. Pour half of the filling mixture over the bananas. Slice 1 and ½ of the remaining bananas the same as the first and place over the filling. Pour the other half of the filling over those bananas. Slice the remaining half of banana, into coins, dip in lemon juice and reserve for decoration.

Whip the confectioner’s sugar and whipping cream together until stiff peaks form. Pour over bananas and filling in pie plate and spread cream with flat spatula to outer edges, covering the entire filling. Top the whipping cream with the reserved bananas in a decorative pattern.

Chill not less than 2 hours. Serve and enjoy! This pie is sure to please all the monkeys in your life!!


Use four underripe (but not fully green) bananas.  Do no use ripe or overly ripe bananas.
Use four underripe (but not fully green) bananas. Do no use ripe or overly ripe bananas.
slice 2 bananas into crust
slice 2 bananas into crust
Top with 1/2 pudding filling
Top with 1/2 pudding filling
slice 1 1/2 bananas on top of filling
slice 1 1/2 bananas on top of filling
top with remaining filling
top with remaining filling
banana slices dipped in lemon juice to keep from browning to use for decorations
banana slices dipped in lemon juice to keep from browning to use for decorations

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    • sallieannluvslife profile imageAUTHOR

      sallieannluvslife 

      6 years ago from Eastern Shore

      Thanks Rebecca! I hope you try it and like it!

    • rebeccamealey profile image

      Rebecca Mealey 

      6 years ago from Northeastern Georgia, USA

      This sounds delicious! I love anything to do with bananas! thanks for this great sounding recipe. Bookmarked for sure!

    • MadWhiteWaitress profile image

      MadWhiteWaitress 

      6 years ago

      I am deffinately going to try and make it for the 14th, so I will let you know =) have most ingred, cept for bananas cause they go bad so fast.. so I never keep em in the house unless Im gonna use em! =) Thanks

    • sallieannluvslife profile imageAUTHOR

      sallieannluvslife 

      6 years ago from Eastern Shore

      robotmonster - there are no stupid questions!! :) MadWhiteWaitress is correct - it means 3 to 4 tablespoons of butter and is about a half stick...Thanks MadWhiteWaitress! I hope you both will post a comment if you do make this and let me know what you think!

    • sallieannluvslife profile imageAUTHOR

      sallieannluvslife 

      6 years ago from Eastern Shore

      MadWhiteWaitress (love the name!!) - I hope you do make this for your husband - it is one of the best pies ever - I think it's the crumbly crust that makes it so good - and all the love that goes into it when you make it!!

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      MadWhiteWaitress 

      6 years ago

      @Robotmonster 3-4 tablespoons is equal to a half stick of butter... there's 8 tablespoons in a standard stick

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      robotmonster 

      6 years ago from San Francisco

      Wow, thanks for your detailed instructions. I had a really nice cream pie at one of the restaurants in San Francisco and have been craving for that ever since. I will book mark this recipe!

      Btw, sorry for a stupid question. I am not a huge baker, can you tell me if this is a whole stick of butter - 3 – 4 T. melted butter in your instructions? Thanks a bunch!

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      MadWhiteWaitress 

      6 years ago

      I love this idea (especially the heart shaped bananas on top!!) and I think you just inspired me to make this for my husband for V-day (which also doubles as our one year marriage anniversary!) He loves banana cream pie, and this one sounds even more delicious than usual!

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