Friday, February 27, 2009

Banana Cream Pie

Single Pie

4-5 Bananas
2 c. steamed milk (heat milk just til steam forms over pan-DO NOT BOIL)
In Separate bowl:
5 tbs. flour
2 tbs. cornstarch
1/4 tsp. salt
1/2 c sugar

Separate 3 egg yolks and beat until lemony in color (set whites aside for meringue topping)

Add dry mixture (# 2.)to steamed milk
Add beaten egg yolks and cook til thickened (stir constantly)
Add 2 tsp. vanilla

After mixture is thickened (it will look like pudding) set aside to cool with a wax paper covering

Place sliced bananas on the bottom of an already baked pie crust
Pour cooled pudding into the pie crust.

Meringue Topping
3 egg whites
6 tablespoons sugar
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
Beat egg whites until frothy. Add sugar gradually and continue beating until stiff peaks form. Add vanilla. Pile on pie and bake at 325° for 15 to 20 minutes.

Note: This recipe comes to me from my mother who received it from her mother and so forth....
Not too many people take the time to make a really great old fashion pie these days. It's so easy to open a box of pudding. This is worth the time!
I can tell you from my own experience growing up and even today...once you've tried this recipe you will not want to order Banana Cream pie in a restaurant ever again.

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