Maximum Living Banana Dream Cream Pie
There’s no monkeying around when it comes to this Maximum Living Banana Dream Cream Pie. It’s smooth, it’s tropical, it’s delicious!
You have your choice of a traditional pie crust, or graham cracker crust below:
Traditional Pie Crust
1 ¼ cups all-purpose flour
¼ Teaspoon salt
3 tablespoons sugar
½ cup butter, chilled and diced
¼ cup ice water
In a large bowl combine flour, salt and sugar. Cut in butter until it looks like medium sized coarse crumbs. Add water two tablespoons at a time and continue stirring until dough starts to form a ball. Wrap in plastic and refrigerate for minimum four hours.
Roll dough out to fit a 9-inch pie plate. Place crust in pie plate and press dough evenly into the bottom and sides, pinching the edge with your fingers to form a nice decorative edge.
Bake at 375 for 10-15 minutes until lightly browned, remove from oven and cool.
Graham Cracker Pie Crust
1 cup graham cracker crumbs
1 cup vanilla wafer crumbs
½ cup melted butter
1/3 cup light brown sugar
Mix ingredients together.
Press onto bottom and sides of pie pan until desired thickness, (I like it on the thicker side)
Bake at 350 for about 8 minutes or until lightly brown (remove and cool)
Banana Cream Filling
2 ½ cups whole milk
½ cup evaporated milk
¾ cup white granulated sugar
1/3 cup all-purpose flour
¼ teaspoon salt
3 egg yolks gently beaten
2 tablespoons unsalted butter
¼ tsp vanilla extract
4 bananas sliced
1 cup sliced almonds
In a saucepan add milk and evaporated milk, stir on medium heat/high heat for 1 minute, now stir in sugar, flour and salt and bring to boil constantly stirring for about 2 minutes. Remove from burner.
In a medium sized bowl have gently beaten eggs, pour and stir in a small amount of hot milk mixture and stir in yolks. Now pour yolk mixture back into saucepan with the remaining milk mixture. Stir for about one more minute on medium heat.
Remove from heat and stir in butter and vanilla, continue to stir until smooth.
Take two sliced bananas and scatter them evenly into the cooled pie shell.
Once banana cream has cooled to medium warm, pour half of the warm mixture over the bananas. Next sprinkle remaining slices of two bananas evenly on top of warm filling covering bananas again with remaining warm filling.
Put pie into the refrigerator for one hour. Once pie is set, cover with whipped cream and a sprinkling of sliced almonds.
You and your guests will go bananas for the pie, and always remember… You Can Do it!