Whistle Stop Cafe Banana Cream Pie

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READY IN: 2hrs 30mins
SERVES: 8
YIELD: 1 pie
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • Combine the sugar, cornstarch and salt in a heavy saucepan; stir well.
  • Combine egg yolks, half and half, and milk and beat until blended.
  • Gradually stir into sugar mixture until smooth.
  • Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, until mixture thickens and boils. Boil 1 minute, stirring constantly.
  • Transfer to a glass bowl; stir in butter and vanilla. Cover with plastic wrap and cool to room temperature.
  • Slice one banana and toss with 1 teaspoons of lemon juice to prevent browning. Arrange the sliced banana in the bottom of pastry shell.
  • Pour cooled custard gently over banana, cover, and chill until firm.
  • Beat whipping cream and powdered sugar until stiff peaks form. Spread over pie filling.
  • Slice remaining banana and toss with remaining 1 teaspoons of lemon juice; drain juice if any, and arrange on top of pie.
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