Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Banana Cream Pie

One of my coworkers is pregnant and was craving pie, so we all made her pie. Today was pie day. There also were two cakes and some ice cream. SO MANY PIES. It was glorious. My contribution was a banana cream pie. Similar to my favorite Banana Pudding, this was a super-easy pie and was WONDERFUL. Don't cheat and use a premade pie crust - the homemade crust is what really makes it fantastic. The whole pie was gone by the end of the day and several people told me it was their favorite. YAY! I'd still stick with the banana pudding as a basic banana dessert, but if I need to make a pie, this will certainly be my go-to recipe.

No photo! It was gone too quickly!

Banana Cream Pie
Food Network: Throwdown With Bobby Flay

1 1/4 cups graham cracker crumbs
3 tablespoons sugar
1/3 cup butter or margarine -- melted

1 (4 serving size) package vanilla pudding mix -- prepared
3 medium bananas -- sliced

To serve: Whipped cream or whipped topping

1. For the crust: Mix all the ingredients well and press firmly into the bottom and sides of a 9-inch pie plate . Chill 1 hour.

2. For the filling: Prepare the pudding mix as directed on the package. Place the sliced bananas over the entire bottom of the crust. Pour the pudding over the bananas. Refrigerate for 4 hours or more. When ready to serve, top with whipped cream or whipped topping. Serve chilled.

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