A banana pie recipe with a thick custard filling makes the banana flavor come alive. You can have a pie crust of rolled dough, graham crackers crumbs or a delicious chocolate cookie crumbs. Whichever you choose, the secret for flavor lies in the rich creamy filling. For a topping some prefer a whipped cream topping, some like me prefer a delicious egg white meringue but some prefer the pie plain with no filling. Whatever your choice, this is a very delicious cream pie. Because it is so popular I have included a diabetic banana cream pie for those who are on sugar free diets.
BANANA PIE RECIPE
Combine whipping cream and half and half in a large mixing bowl; add pudding mix.
On low speed blend milk mixture; add ice and blend 5 minutes.
Increase speed to medium and beat another 5 minutes.
Increase speed to high and beat until pudding mixture is very stiff.
Line cooled pie shell with one sliced banana.
Fill pie shell with 1/3 of banana pudding mixture; slice another banana over the top of pudding.
Add another layer of pudding mixture (another 1/3 of mixture) and smooth top; slice another banana over the top.
Spoon in remaining banana pudding mixture and spread with rubber spatula; refrigerate until ready to serve (at least 1 hour)
PUMPKIN PIE RECIPE (a banana pie recipe)
Preheat oven to 375F degrees.
Combine the pumpkin, bananas, eggs, sugar, butter, cream, cinnamon, clove, nutmeg, salt, rum and vanilla in a large mixing bowl.
Beat until well blended scraping down the sides of the bowl.
Pour mixture into pie shell (place tray under pie in case it runs over)
Bake about 1 hour or until a sharp knife inserted in middle comes out clean.
Let cool until just warm and serve with whipped topping.
WHITE CHOCOLATE PIE RECIPE (a banana pie recipe)
Combine milk and vanilla in a medium saucepan; cook over medium heat until warm.
Combine egg yolks, sugar and cornstarch; gradually stir in about a fourth of the warm mixture while stirring.
Return yolk mixture back to saucepan and cook stirring constantly about three minutes until mixture bubbles and thickens.
Add butter and grated white chocolate; stir until smooth and butter and chocolate have melted.
Gently stir in liqueurs; cover and chill thoroughly.
Toss banana slices in lemon juice; gently fold bananas and whipped cream into chilled custard; spoon mixture into baked pie shell.
Add white chocolate curls to top of pie; cover and chill about 2 hours.
PEANUT BUTTER BANANA PIE
Combine pudding mix with milk and cook as package directs; remove from heat.
Stir peanut butter into hot pudding; let stand 5 minutes and stir occasionally.
Slice bananas in bottom of graham cracker crust and fill with pudding.
Cover with plastic and refrigerate until cold.
Top with whipped cream.
BANANA PIE RECIPE with meringue
This is a diabetic pie recipe for those of you who love banana pie but cannot have sugar.
Crumble bread in blender; blend until crumbly.
Press crumbs in a greased small pie plate with fingers to form even crust; bake 10 minutes at 350F degrees.
Combine gelatin, sweetener and salt in saucepan.
Beat egg yolks and add to milk; slowly add yolks mixture to gelatin mixture in saucepan.
Cook over low heat stirring constantly until gelatin is dissolved and mixture is slightly thickened (20 to 25 minutes).
Remove from heat and stir in vanilla and butter flavor; refrigerate one hour or until mixture is thickened.
Slice bananas into pudding and pour into baked crust.
Beat egg whites until frothy; add sweetener and salt and beat on high speed until stiff peaks form.
Spoon whites on pie; place pie about 4 inches away from broiler heat for 30 seconds.
Makes 2 servings.