Thursday, January 19, 2012

Banana Cream Pie with Meringue

This was my first time making a banana cream pie.  I've been missing out! This was so delicious!
I adapted the recipe from Allrecipes.
Banana Cream Pie:
3/4 cup white sugar
1/3 cup all-purpose flour
1/4 teaspoon salt
2 cups milk
3 egg yolks, beaten (save egg whites for the meringue)
2 tablespoons butter
1 1/4 teaspoons vanilla extract
1 (9 inch) pie crust (see recipe below)
2 bananas, sliced

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.
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.
Slice bananas into the cooled baked pastry shell. Top with pudding mixture and meringue(recipe below).
Bake at 350 degrees F for 15 minutes. Chill for an hour.

Crust recipe:
1 1/2 cups crushed vanilla wafers
1/3 cup butter, melted

Mix wafer and melted butter and press down into pie pan.  Chill until set.

Meringue recipe:
This is a great site that has the meringue recipe and gives you very good tips about creating a meringue.


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