Banana Split Pie

Recipe by BeckyF
READY IN: 2hrs 45mins
SERVES: 8
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

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