You're right Kari, this is decadent! I made this for dessert for my son and his family when they came over this evening and the whole pie was gone in a matter of minutes! Wonderful, delicious and easy to put together. Thanks so much for this keeper of a recipe!
If you make the custard using 3 1/2 Tbls cornstarch, 1 2/3 cups water, 14oz sweetened condenced milk, 3 egg yolks beaten mix that all together in a sauce pan and cook and stir until thickend and starting to boil, I do it on Mid high heat, then add 2Tbls butter and 1tsp vanilla and stir, the custard will turn out each time and look and cut beautifully... I make this for a restaurant.. with a gram cracker crust everyone loves it..
Hey Kari, this pie was outstanding. The cream filling was as good as any I have tasted and I loved the use of both strawberries and bananas. Our strawberry plants are producing like crazy and this pie was a great way to use them. Thanks for sharing this recipe.
I used my frozen strawberries for this (thawed). I sprinkled some powdered sugar over them to soak up some of the juice so they wouldn't be too runny. This is very good! The banana strawberry combination is a favorite of ours and it really comes through here. I think this would be good as a straight banana or coconut cream pie too! I will make this again. Thanks Kari!
With all the five star reviews, I was expecting more from this recipe. Although this pie makes a pretty presentation, we thought the custard, which takes center stage in this recipe, was pretty bland; the flavor of the raw, unsweetened strawberries and the banana did not make up for this fact. I think the recipe might be improved by sweetening the berries a bit, or perhaps using a strawberry glaze with them. The custard might be improved by adding a little banana extract in addition to the vanilla.
Yum. Enough said. Definitely increased the number of strawberries, decreased the amount of banana. I think it helped the bananas not to overpower the flavor.
We really loved the flavor of this. It was so, so good. Very banana-y; I think next time I will add more strawberries. Very easy to put together as well. I thought the appearance was a little off, perhaps this is because I did something wrong, but the custard part was kind of brown from the vanilla. Also, the custard was hard to spread, but that may have been because I let it get too cool before working with it. All in all, a great recipe! Very good! I will definitely make this again!
OH MY GOODNESS This was heavenly...it was way too good. We made it last night, it was gone this afternoon after lunch... Made it with a premade grahm cracker crust... Thank you for the great recipe!!!!
This was AMAZING. Although I had no cornstarch so i had to substitute flour,it was amazing. But I made it more like a banana crumble. It was lovely.
Made it today and it came out just great! Easy to make and taste just wonderful.made it for Dinner and there is nothing left.A great recipe.