Umami Recipes
Umami Recipes

Grandma Nancy's Cookbook

Contest-Winning Banana Cream Pie

Pie

6-8 servings

servings

20 min

active time

1 hour 10 minutes

total time

Ingredients

1/3 cup butter

1-1/4 cups graham cracker crumbs

3 tablespoons sugar

FILLING:

1/2 cup sugar

2 tablespoons all-purpose flour

2 tablespoons cornstarch

2-1/4 cups milk

3 egg yolks, lightly beaten

2 tablespoons butter

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

1/4 teaspoon salt

1 to 2 medium firm bananas, cut into 1/4-inch slices

Whipped topping and additional banana slices, optional

Directions

1. Place butter in a greased 9-in. microwave-safe pie plate. Heat, uncovered, on high for 1 minute or until melted, turning once. Stir in crumbs and sugar; mix well. Press onto the bottom and up the sides of plate. Cook, uncovered, on high for 1-1/2 to 2 minutes or until crust is firm and holds together. Cool completely.

For filling, in a 2-qt. microwave-safe bowl, combine sugar, flour and cornstarch. Gradually whisk in milk until smooth. Microwave, uncovered, on high for 9-10 minutes or until thickened, stirring every 2 minutes. Stir a small amount of hot liquid into egg yolks. Gradually return to the bowl, stirring constantly. Cool 1 to 1-1/2 minutes longer or until bubbly, stirring every 30 seconds. stir in butter, vanilla and salt until butter is melted. Cool for 20 minutes, stirring several times.

Arrange bananas in crust. Top with filling. Cover and chill 8 hours or overnight. Top with whipped topping and additional bananas if desired. Yield: 6-8 servings.

Editor's Note: This recipe was tested in a 1,100-watt microwave.

6-8 servings

servings

20 min

active time

1 hour 10 minutes

total time
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