Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Creamy Banana Pie

FIRST - todayat midnight is the final day to enter my Giveaway. See my sidebar for more information. I will post results on Wednesday by 5:00 p.m. Now....

SECOND - Last week I was reading a blog that belongs to one of you lovely ladies and your wonderful banana cream pie. It was on my mind sooo much that I told Marc I needed to make one for us on Saturday. I told him all about the recipe and the story about the MIL who wouldn't be able to make it for her son any longer after this Valentine's Day but this loving blogging friend, the DIL, was going to make it from now on. Then I sat down to find the whose blog it was.

We were on our way to do some shopping but I frantically tried to find that sweet blog with the recipe to buy the ingredients. I couldn't because I can't recall who wrote it!! I told Marc I wanted to make THAT recipe but finally had to give up and I made the one from my new"The Taste of Home Cookbook".

I had never made one of those from scratch. I always "cheated" and used a banana cream pie pudding recipe. But...this recipe was really so easy and delicious. I seriously think you should give it a try. Really!

The Creamy Banana Pie Recipe
1 envelope unflavoured gelatin

1/4 cup cold water

3/4 cup sugar

1/4 cup cornstarch

1/2 tsp salt

2-3/4 cups milk

4 egg yolks, beaten

2 tbsp butter

1 tbsp vanilla

4 medium firm bananas, divided

1 cup whipping cream, whipped

1 baked pastry shell

juice of 1 lemon
1/2 cup apple jelly (I used red currant jelly that I had on hand...can you tell from the pics?)

Soften gelatin in cold water, set aside. In saucepan, combine the sugar, cornstarch and salt. Whisk in the milk until smooth. Cook & stir over medium heat untl thickened and bubly. Reduce heat, cook and stir more minutes. Remove from heat.
Stir in small amount of the mixture into the egg yolks. Return all to the pan, stiring constantly. Return to gentle boil , cook and stir 2 minutes longer. Remove from heat and stir in softenened gelatin. Stir in butter and vanilla. At this stage (above) it is a fabulous smelling and looking custard....mmmmmmm... Cover the custard with plastic wrap and chill until no longer warm.
When you are ready to continue, slice 3 bananas and fold into custard along with the whipped cream. Spoon into pie shell. Cover and refrigerate about 3-4 hours until set.

Just before serving heat the apple jelly. Place lemon juice in a small bowl and slice there maining banana into it. Drain banana, pat dry and arrange over filling. Brush with jelly. Now the bananas on top don't look discoloured because they were brushed with the jelly. Because I used Red Currant jelly (on hand) I ended up with red currant red bananas. *lol*. Serve immediately and then refrigerate leftovers.

Now imagine the taste of this cold, creamy, bananay (is that even a word..can you say?? oh of course you can) custardy pie...that is not too sweet...but must be soooo healthy for you because bananas are good for you! Enjoy.

p.s. Can someone help me with who's blog it was I read? If it was yours please tell me so I can find your recipe!
Have a lovely rest of the day. ... Judi xoxo

16 comments:

Bo said...

Hi Judi...this pie does look scrumptious! I remember reading somebody's blog about the banana recipe too, but I can't recall who's blog it was either...sorry.
;-) Bo
P.S. was it Chris @ http://chrisscorner-chris.blogspot.com/ ? She showed a banana pudding recipe from her 89 year old MIL...

Shelia said...

Oh, yummy, Judi! This looks delicious! I wish I could tell you whose blog it was, I'm no help!
Your tiny name is entered!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia :)

♥ Kathy said...

YUMMMMM I ♥ Pie :) I'm going to copy this recipe and try it! If it's super delicious I'd love to put it in my cookbook..Hope you're having a nice Tuesday morning so far Judi ♥ *hugs*

Darlene said...

That pie looks FABULOUS. When my parents were here this weekend my mom made a banana pudding and boy was it good!!!

Sher's Creative Expressions said...

Well yum, yum. Looks wonderful and like I may have to give it a try with all those bananas sitting in my kitchen.

Blessings,

Sher

Rechelle ~Walnuthaven Cottage~ said...

Looks good and I don't like bananas...I know...it's a long story.

Dawn said...

Oh my that looks so good!!!!! I'm going to check out the story behind your story. I see that Bo found the post for you.

take care,
Dawn

Lorrie said...

This pie looks just delicious! It's making my mouth water! Bo is right, the pie recipe was posted by Chris at Chris's Corner.

Kim's Treasures said...

Oh wow does that pie look good! I hope you find the recipe you search for!

Penny @ The Comforts of Home/Lavender Hill Studio said...

Looks scrumptious! I am glad you received the package I sent! The picture on that card is my back porch! It was painted for me by a fellow blogger....
Hugs,
Penny

jeanne said...

Yum Judi, that wasn't so hard. I could do that. I don't remember the pie so maybe I didn't visit that blog.

Have a wonderful evening. Hugs...Jeanne

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

This does look delicious! I will be trying this recipe. My family loves banana pudding, so I'm sure this will be a hit with them! Thanks for sharing it. laurie

Heidi Pocketbook said...

Mmmm, this looks delish! I will pretend I'm eating this when I have some of the banana cream pie ice cream I bought over the weekend.

Julie said...

OMG Judi...what a pie!!! I am tasting it, just looking at it!! It looked absolutely dreamy!!!

Judi said...

Thank you Bo and Lorrie for helping me out with the mystery recipe. Soooo it wasn't quite a pie but a banana pudding recipe.

I must have transformed it into a pie. I do know it looked sooo yummy. Great stuff. Now that I've already made a banana pie I can go there and pick up the recipe for a banana pudding.

thank you again
Judi

Neabear said...

Your bananananana pie looks scrumptiumsious. Okay if I make up a word there? Anyway, sounds like you really enjoyed the pie.