Peanut Butter-Banana Pie

Total Time
30mins
Prep 15 mins
Cook 15 mins

Although this recipe is originally from Cooking Light, I have made the full-fat version, and it is so good you couldn't care less about the calories!

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Bananas that are firm rather than extra-ripe work best in this pie.
  2. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  3. To prepare crust, combine first 3 ingredients in a bowl, tossing with a fork until moist.
  4. Press into bottom and up sides of a 9-inch pie plate coated with cooking spray.
  5. Bake at 350 degrees for 12 minutes; cool crust on a wire rack.
  6. To prepare the filling, combine the sugar, cornstarch, and salt in a small heavy saucepan.
  7. Gradually add the milk, stirring with a whisk until well-blended.
  8. Cook over medium heat until mixture comes to a boil; cook for 1 minute, stirring with a whisk.
  9. Gradually add about 1/3 cup hot custard to beaten eggs, stirring constantly with a whisk.
  10. Return egg mixture to pan.
  11. Cook over medium heat until thick (for about 1 minute); stir constantly.
  12. Remove from heat, and stir in peanut butter and vanilla.
  13. Cool slightly.
  14. Arrange banana slices in bottom of prepared crust; spoon filling over bananas.
  15. Press plastic wrap onto the surface of filling; chill 4 hours.
  16. Remove plastic wrap.
  17. Spread whipped topping evenly over filling.
  18. Chill.
Most Helpful

For taste and reaction, I'd give this recipe 5 stars - everyone loved it. For the recipe and making it, maybe 3 stars. I didn't have wafer cookies, so I used graham crackers. Maybe that makes the amounts off, but I couldn't get a full crust out of it, and it took me 15 minutes of prep just to get the crust ready to bake. If I make it again (and I probably will), I'll just buy a low-calorie graham cracker crust from the store. For the filling, watch it carefully or it will scorch. I used skim milk, and it was fine. I also used cool whip free for topping. I ran the recipe through a calorie analyzer and came up with 309 calories per serving, and 11g of fat. Not horrible for a treat. My friend suggested that some chocolate - maybe syrup on top or shaved chocolate - would really compliment it, and I agree.

WorkingMom2three February 21, 2010

I thought the crust was kind of hard to make. Other then that it was pretty good. My boyfriend loved it.

ILove2Cook in Queens May 10, 2005