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To save some time the crust may be prepared and baked 24 hours in advance. It is important to leave the finished pie chill for a minimum of 8 hours or overnight, if you make the mistake of cutting into it any earlier the custard mixture might fall apart --- this pie is delicious!
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- 1/2 cup sugar
- 1/3 cup cornstarch
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1 1/2 cups whipping cream
- 1 1/2 cups full-fat milk
- 4 large egg yolks
- 1/2 vanilla bean, split lengthwise (optional but good to add in)
- 2 tablespoons butter
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 1/4 teaspoon banana extract (optional)
- 4 ripe bananas, peeled and cut into about 1/4-inch slices (could use 5 small bananas)
- 1To make the crust: set oven to 350°F.
- 2For the crust; in a bowl stir together the cracker crumbs, sugar and mashed banana.
- 3Add in the melted butter and stir to moisten.
- 4Press into bottom and up sides of a deep-dish 10-inch glass pie dish.
- 5Refrigerate for about 40 minutes until firm.
- 6Remove from the fridge and bake for about 15 minutes; cool completely.
- 7For the filling: In a heavy-bottomed saucepan whisk together cornstarch, sugar and salt to blend.
- 8Whisk in the whipping cream and whole full-fat milk, then egg yolks.
- 9Scrape the vanilla bean seeds and then add them in with the whole bean (if using).
- 10Bring to medium-high heat and whisk until the custard thickens and simmers (about 6 minutes).
- 11Remove from heat. Whisk in butter, vanilla extract and 1/4 teaspoon banana extract (if using).
- 12Transfer the cooked thickened custard to a bowl; cool completely for about 1 hour, stirring or whisking occasionally.
- 13When ready to fill the pie crust, spread 1 cup of the custard over the bottom of prepared crust.
- 14Top with half of the bananas (about 2-1/2 bananas).
- 15Then top with the remaining custard covering the bananas totally.
- 16Repeat layering with remaining bananas and then remaining custard on the top.
- 17Chill for a minimum of 8 hours (overnight is even better), or until the filling is completely set.
- 18Cut pie into wedges and top with a dollop of whipped cream if desired.
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Nutritional Facts for Fantastic Banana Cream Pie With Banana Graham Crust
Serving Size: 1 (228 g)
Servings Per Recipe: 6
- Amount Per Serving
- % Daily Value
- Calories 743.6
- Calories from Fat 381
- Total Fat 42.3 g
- Saturated Fat 23.8 g
- Cholesterol 241.0 mg
- Sodium 421.3 mg
- Total Carbohydrate 86.3 g
- Dietary Fiber 3.3 g
- Sugars 52.6 g
- Protein 8.4 g
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