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My Yummy Old Fashioned Banana Cream Pie

Updated on November 16, 2013

I Love Banana Cream Pie

Refreshing, cool and sweet. An old fashioned dessert topped high with meringue or whipped cream. A beautiful addition to any meal.

Top this yummy pie with a whipped meringue from your reserved egg whites or whip up some whipped topping using heavy cream.

I personally prefer the vanilla pudding for my pies and add banana's. You can use a banana pudding boxed mix. Try this pie both ways and you decide.

Have fun with making your pie. If you like Banana you will like this pie.

Quick And Easy Pie Crust Suggestions

In today's fast paced world we have the options of choosing many great products from out local supermarket that makes our cooking and baking almost effortless.

You can choose a pre-made pie crust from your favorite store in your favorite brand that just rolls out and into your pie plate all ready to bake for cream pie or filled and topped with the second crust.

Another option is some very good boxed pie crust mixes. Just add liquid and your on your way to making a tasty pie!

Crimped Pie Crust
Crimped Pie Crust

This picture is just for example on crimping the crust rim for decoration.

Serving Size

Serves: 8

Ingredients

  • 1 cup flour (extra set aside to dust rolling area)
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/3 cup shortening
  • approx. 3 Tablespoons cold water

Instructions

  1. Sprinkle water, 1 Tablespoon at a time over small portions of flour/shortening mixture pressing with a fork until they cling together, moving aside pieces and sprinkling water until all dry flour/shortening has clung together. Do NOT stir or mix just pressed together as you add the cold water. Keep pressing particles together as you add the water moving the parts that have clung together aside. Your mixture should not be wet or slippery. At this point you can press all together with your fingers or turn out on waxed paper and press to make a ball.
  2. Roll out on a lightly floured board. Roll into a circle approx. 1/8 th inch thick. It should be rolled 2 inches larger than the top of your pie pan, which you can turn upside down and lay on your crust to size. Once you have the proper size you can fold your pastry in half and then half again, place in your pie pan; unfold it and fit it loosely. Trim the edge leaving about 1 inch to hang over edge of pan.
  3. To decorate the rim of your crust I most often use a 3 finger pull. I place my thumb and first finger from my left hand about an inch apart then pull the dough gently between them with my right hand index finger while gently pulling the index and thumb back a little (practice makes perfect) . This makes a crimped ring around the pie edge giving it a decorative look. See above photo of one of my pies.
  4. You can also use a fork to just press around your pie crust. There is also special pie crust edgers that can be purchased. What ever you decide your pie will have your special touch of beauty.
Cast your vote for A One Crust Pie Crust From Scratch

I Love My Counter Top Convection Oven! - It is soon to be replaced with a new one.

The time and money I believe I have saved using my counter top convection oven has well been worth what I consider a nominal price. For one pie or a small cake I have no need to heat up my big oven. I pop my sweet treats in my convection and in less time than a conventional oven my goods are done to perfection. I've never been disappointed.

Black & Decker CTO4500S Perfect Broil Convection Toaster Oven
Black & Decker CTO4500S Perfect Broil Convection Toaster Oven

I like my convection because I can cook a turkey breast, chicken or my pies and cakes with ease.

 

The Filling - Old Fashioned Cooked Vanilla Pie Filling With Bananas

If you do not use bananas in this recipe it is a vanilla pie.

Serving Size

Serves: 8

Ingredients

  • 3 cups whole milk
  • 3/4 cup white sugar
  • 1/3 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 3 egg yolks slightly beaten; set the whites aside to use as a meringue if desired
  • 2 tablespoons butter unsalted
  • 1 tspn vanilla
  • 3 bananas

Instructions

  1. In a large saucepan heat milk to just scald, which means bubbles have formed around the rim of the milk next to the pan and it's hot but not boiling. In a medium sized bowl combine the sugar, flour and salt then slowly stir into the scalded milk. Over medium heat stir constantly and cook until thickened. Cover stirring occasionally and cook for two minutes longer.
  2. In a small bowl, have the 3 slightly beaten egg yolks ready. Stir a small amount of the hot mixture into the beaten yolks; when that mixture is thoroughly combined stir remaining yolks into the hot mixture.
  3. Cook for one minute longer stirring constantly.
  4. Remove mixture from heat and blend in the butter and vanilla.
  5. Set aside and let your pudding sit until it is lukewarm.
  6. Meanwhile slice bananas making a layer on the bottom of your baked pie shell. Then pour your pudding over the bananas.
  7. If you like more bananas then add more to the pudding as you fill your pie shell.
  8. You will have 3 egg whites left over so if you want use them to make a meringue to top your pie with.

Steps on how I made this Banana Cream Pie

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Topped with Meringue and baked at 350 degrees long enough to brown the peaks.The vanilla pudding cooked and ready to incorporate the butter and vanilla into it.  And the baked pie crust, poked with a fork and crust crimped.The beginning, pie crust ready to bake, milk ready to scald, and eggs lightly beaten.The Banana Cream pie already in shell ready to be topped with Meringue.
Topped with Meringue and baked at 350 degrees long enough to brown the peaks.
Topped with Meringue and baked at 350 degrees long enough to brown the peaks.
The vanilla pudding cooked and ready to incorporate the butter and vanilla into it.  And the baked pie crust, poked with a fork and crust crimped.
The vanilla pudding cooked and ready to incorporate the butter and vanilla into it. And the baked pie crust, poked with a fork and crust crimped.
The beginning, pie crust ready to bake, milk ready to scald, and eggs lightly beaten.
The beginning, pie crust ready to bake, milk ready to scald, and eggs lightly beaten.
The Banana Cream pie already in shell ready to be topped with Meringue.
The Banana Cream pie already in shell ready to be topped with Meringue.

A Touch Of Beauty And Elegance - Side Boards And Side Tables Are Very Handy When Serving A Big Meal!

Country Style Solid Oak Wood Dining Room Sideboard Server
Country Style Solid Oak Wood Dining Room Sideboard Server

This is a charming way to served your deserts and show them off.

 
Homelegance Avalon Dining Room Sideboard, Brown Cherry
Homelegance Avalon Dining Room Sideboard, Brown Cherry

Sideboards have been around since kitchens and diningroom. This furniture allows you to store dishes and flatware and you can also set you serving bowls and deserts on them having them close to your table.

 

If You Don't Have Time ...

you can use boxed vanilla pudding for your filling.

Just add the sliced Banana's and wow ... you're done!

How To Make Homemade Whipped Cream - Top Your Pie

Imagine how easy this is with an electric mixer! Mayet uses a fork and puts her topping on fruit but it is great for topping cream pies as well.

Did You Know

You can substitute 1 tsp. of baking soda for every 1/2 tsp. of Cream Of Tarter in your Meringue topping.

Serve Me Up A Piece Of That Pie - Get A Pretty Server For Your Holiday Treats

Oh Pie Plates Made Pretty - Dress Your Pie Up And Take It Out On The Town!

A Substitute For You Filling

If you don't want to make your vanilla pudding from scratch, or even a boxed cooked pudding then use an instant variety but cut back on the milk so it will thicken and you'll be able to pick up a slice.

I believe the flavor of making your pudding from scratch can't be beat.

Bid Or Buy Now

Try carrying your pie in a pretty box this Holiday season.

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      AnnabreeWrites 3 years ago

      Awesome Lens! Made Me Hungry :)