Banana Cream Pie
Granny’s Banana Cream Pie is an indulgence you can enjoy at any time of the day. This headliner dessert features a rich and creamy custard filling over a layer of sliced bananas and topped with a freshly whipped sweet cream. Whether as a breakfast treat, after a classy dinner, or just as a snack, a Banana Cream Pie is sure to put a smile on your face.
Granny kept an overflowing recipe book, but it was adaptable enough to handle any sort menu variation with ease. This Banana Cream Pie, for instance, shares the same custard filling base as a Coconut Cream Pie. Dare to venture beyond the banana and with just a few common ingredients, you can whip up a smorgasbord of cream pie flavors.
2 cups milk
2⁄3 cup granulated sugar
1⁄3 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
dash of salt
1-2 sliced ripe bananas
For the Topping
1 cup (240 milliliters) heavy cream
1 tablespoon powdered sugar
- 1. Make one of Granny's all-purpose pie crusts. After baking, line the pie shell with sliced bananas.
- 2. Beat the eggs. Add the sugar and flour, then mix until smooth.
- 3. Heat the milk over the medium heat. Add the egg mixture and cook until thick. When the mixture has thickened, add vanilla and salt. Cook another minute or two, then pour over the bananas into the pie crust.
- 4. To serve, whip the cream and powdered sugar until soft peaks form. Top the cooled pie with whipped cream.