One of my dad's favorite desserts is banana cream pie. This year for his birthday, I decided to try and make it for him, homemade!
3/4 cup white sugar
3 tbs cornstarch
1/4 tsp. salt
2 cups whole milk
3 egg yolks, beaten
2 tbs. butter
1 1/4 tsp vanilla extract
1 (9 inch) pie crust, baked (see recipe below for graham cracker crust)
4 bananas, sliced
1/2 cup chocolate chips, melted
1.In a saucepan, combine the sugar, flour, and salt. Add milk in gradually while stirring gently. Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, until the mixture is bubbly. Keep stirring and cook for about 2 more minutes, and then remove from the burner.
2.Stir a small quantity of the hot mixture into the beaten egg yolks, and immediately add egg yolk mixture to the rest of the hot mixture. Cook for 2 more minutes; remember to keep stirring. Remove the mixture from the stove, and add butter and vanilla. Stir until the whole thing has a smooth consistency.
3. Pour melted chocolate over the cooled pie crust. Slice bananas on top of the melted chocolate layer. Top with pudding mixture.
4.Bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for 12 to 15 minutes. Chill and add sliced bananas on top to decorate!
Graham Cracker Pie Crust
1 1/2 cups crushed graham crackers
1/3 cup sugar
6 tbs. butter, melted
1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
1. In a small bowl, combine the crumbs and the sugar, add butter and blend well. Press onto the bottom and up the sides of an ungreased 9 inch pie pan.
2. Bake at 275 degrees for 7-8 minutes until the crust is lightly browned.