Total Time
2hrs 45mins
Prep 45 mins
Cook 2 hrs

This is a delicious pie that is good at a potluck supper or at dessert parties and is loved by old and young.You can us a ready made prebaked crust a graham cracker crust or a chocolate wafer cookie crust or your favorite recipe fitted into a 9 inch pie plate, pricked all over, and baked in a 375°F oven for 16 to 18 minutes.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a medium saucepan, combine the sugar and cornstarch.
  2. Gradually whisk in the milk until blended.
  3. Set over medium heat and cook, stirring frequently, until the mixture comes to a boil and thickens, about 5 minutes.
  4. In a small bowl, whisk the egg yolks.
  5. Gradually whisk in 1/2 cup of the hot thickened milk.
  6. Whisk the egg yolk mixture into the remaining milk in the saucepan.
  7. Boil the custard, whisking, for 1 minute.
  8. Remove from the heat and whisk in the butter, 1 tablespoon at a time, until melted.
  9. Blend in 1 teaspoon of the vanilla.
  10. Set aside, whisking occasionally, until cooled to room temperature.
  11. Cover with a sheet of waxed paper directly on the custard and refrigerate until chilled, about 1 hour.
  12. Whisk again to smooth out and then stir in the chocolate bits.
  13. Peel the bananas and slice fairly thinly crosswise on the diagonal.
  14. Line the bottom and sides of the pie shell with the banana slices.
  15. Pour in the chocolate chip custard and smooth the top of the custard in concentric circles.
  16. Whip the cream lightly.
  17. Beat in the confectioners' sugar and the remaining 1/4 teaspoon vanilla.
  18. Beat until stiff.
  19. Spread the whipped cream decoratively over the top of the pie.
  20. Strawberries are to be arranged decoratively on top of the pie.
  21. Sprinkle the chopped walnuts on top and set the cherry in the center.
  22. Refrigerate until serving time.
Most Helpful

This was wonderful. However, I think I would use pecans or almond slices instead of the walnuts.

cschandler August 21, 2005