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There is nothing like an old fashioned banana cream pie. A great dessert for summer or any time! 

Banana Cream Pie

It’s our final day of Farmer’s Market week and today I brought this Banana Cream Pie. Now, I live in St. Louis, so it’s not like I can get Banana’s at our farmer’s market. 

The first place I was able to get my bananas at a Farmer’s Market was in Miami, Florida in 1993. I bought a ton of them. My grandma sent me her version of Banana Cream Pie, along with a few other fun banana recipes.

This pie has evolved over the years, and it’s one of our favorites.

Banana Cream Pie

Banana Cream Pie

We like to decorate the top of the pie with extra bananas but it’s totally not necessary. It’s up to you however , to make it the way you like it.

Another short cut trick if you want, but I never do it, is to use store-bought banana pudding but if you want a truly old fashioned pie, you will make it from scratch. 

Banana Cream Pie

This is one of those pies that really for us, doesn’t last more than a day. We store it in the fridge.

But I believe it might be okay for a couple of days in there covered. Banana’s may brown slightly but could be removed from the top.

Banana Cream Pie

Thanks Ellen from Family Around the Table and Christie from A Kitchen Hoor’s Adventures for hosting our Farmer’s Market Event!

Friday Farmer’s Market Week Recipes

Banana Cream Pie

Let’s make an Old Fashioned Banana Cream Pie

Banana Cream Pie

Banana Cream Pie

Yield: 1 9" banana cream pie
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Chill Time: 3 hours
Total Time: 3 hours 20 minutes

There is nothing like an old fashioned banana cream pie. A great dessert for summer or any time! Creamy and full of lots of banana flavor! YUM!

Ingredients

  • ¾ cup granulated sugar
  • 3 tablespoons cornstarch
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups whole milk
  • 3 egg yolks, beaten
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 1 (9 inch) baked pastry shell, cooled
  • 4-5 bananas, sliced

Instructions

    1. Slice bananas and dip them into lemon juice, pat dry, set aside.
    2. In a saucepan, over low heat, combine the granulated sugar, cornstarch, salt and milk. Cook over low heat, stirring constantly, until the mixture is bubbly. Keep stirring and cook for several more minutes, until mixture thickens, and then remove from the burner.
    3. Allow the pudding to cool slightly basically until you can put a finger into the pudding but not burn yourself.
    4. Stir the beaten egg yolks into the slightly cooled mixture put the pot back on low and cook for two minutes, continuously stirring. Remove the mixture from the stove, and add butter and vanilla. Stir until the whole thing has a very smooth consistency.
    5. Put in a container and place saran wrap over the surface of the pudding (this avoids getting a skin) and cool for about 2 hours in the refrigerator.
    6. When pudding is ready, place a layer of sliced bananas into your pie shell. Top with the pudding. Add another layer of bananas. Top with whipped cream.
    7. Place sliced bananas on top as desired for garnish. Chill for 1 hour. Enjoy!

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