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Old Fashioned Banana Cream Pie

banana cream pie(Karen Buhk)
banana cream pie(Karen Buhk)
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* Recipe Featured in Karen's cookbook - Happiness is Homemade in Door County. (Available at Amazon or in Door County at Seaquist Orchards or Nature Works)


Pie Crust

1 ripe banana

3 cups whole milk

3/4 cup white sugar

1/3 cup flour

A pinch of salt

3 egg yolks, lightly beaten

2 tablespoons butter

1 cup heavy cream

1/4 cup sugar

1 tablespoon vanilla


Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Prepare single pie crust. Roll out and place in pie dish. Bake with weights for 10 minutes or golden brown. Let cool completely.

Place sliced banana on the bottom of pie crust. In a medium saucepan, scald milk and set aside. In a heavy saucepan, put sugar, flour, and salt. Stir in milk. Place over medium heat, stirring until the mixture thickens, about 2 minutes. Stir in egg yolks and cook another minute. Add butter and vanilla.

Pour into pie crust and cover with plastic wrap. Let chill for 2 hours.

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Before serving, in a medium bowl, whip cream until soft peaks form. Mix in sugar and vanilla. Top pie with whipped cream and serve.

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