If you love banana pie, as I do, you are going to love these easy pie recipes featuring bananas. There is even a special Banana Crumb Crust to house your favorite banana pie filling! Yummy, get started on these pies today! They are so good, you will probably want to make them all. Invite your banana-loving friends over for pie and coffee.
BANANA CRUMB PIE CRUST
1/2 ripe banana
6 tablespoons butter, preferably unsalted
2 cups graham cracker crumbs
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a large bowl, cream the ingredients together until well mixed, using your hands. Press the mixture into a 9-inch pie plate. Bake at 350 degrees for 12 to 15 minutes or until brown. Remove from the oven and allow to cool completely. Fill with your favorite banana pie filling recipe.
PRALINE BANANA PIE
1 baked 9-inch pie shell
2 2/3 cups half and half cream, divided
1/3 cup cornstarch
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
pinch of salt
4 egg yolks, lightly beaten
2 tsp vanilla extract
2 tbsp butter
2 medium bananas, sliced
In a large heavy saucepan combine the cornstarch, cream, brown sugar, and salt; lightly stir with a wire whisk until smooth. Over medium heat, bring the mixture to a boil while stirring constantly with the whisk. Boil for 1 minute then remove from the heat. In a medium bowl whisk 1 cup of the cooked custard into the egg yolks; return to the saucepan. Cook another two minutes while whisking constantly but do not allow to boil. Remove custard from the heat and whisk in the vanilla and butter. Allow to cool in pan for 10 minutes.
Arrange the banana slices in the baked pie shell. Pour the custard over the bananas. Cover and refrigerate until set, approximately 3 hours.
TOPPING: 1 cup whipping cream, 2 tablespoons powdered sugar, 1/4 tsp vanilla, 1/8 tsp ground cinnamon
In a mixer bowl beat the above ingredients until stiff peaks form. Spread topping over the chilled and set pie.
BANANA WALNUT BROWNIE PIE
1 (9-in) unbaked pastry shell
1 cup semisweet chocolate chips
1/4 cup butter
1 can (14-oz) sweetened condensed milk
3/4 cup biscuit baking mix
1 tsp vanilla extract
1/2 cup chopped walnuts
2 ripe bananas
Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
Using a fork lightly puncture the bottom and sides of the unbaked pastry shell; bake at 375 for 10 minutes. Remove crust from oven.
In a small saucepan, over low heat, melt the butter with the chocolate chips.
In a large mixer bowl, beat the melted chocolate with the sweetened condensed milk, baking mix, eggs, and vanilla extract until smooth. Stir in the walnuts.
Slice the bananas onto the bottom of the prepared crust. Pour the chocolate mixture over the bananas. Bake for 50 to 60 minutes or until the center is set. If the edges of the crust start to get too brown, cover crust with strips of foil. Cool pie. Garnish with whipped cream, banana slices, and/or chocolate shavings, if desired.
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