Banana Cream Pie

Total Time:
3 hr 55 min
Prep:
35 min
Inactive:
3 hr
Cook:
20 min

Yield:
8 servings
Level:
Easy

NUTRITION INFO
Ingredients
  • Cooking spray
  • 12 graham cracker squares (6 full sheets)
  • 2 tablespoons butter, softened
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons unflavored gelatin
  • 3 tablespoons boiling water
  • 1/3 cup, plus 1/2 teaspoon sugar
  • 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 2 egg yolks
  • 1 1/2 cups 1 percent lowfat milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cups sliced banana (3 medium bananas)
  • 1/4 cup whipping cream
  • 1/2 teaspoon sugar
Directions
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  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.

  • Spray a 9-inch pie plate with cooking spray. In a food processor, process graham crackers until finely ground. Add butter and 1 tablespoon of water, and process until the crumb clumps together. Press crumb mixture into bottom of pie plate and about 1/2-inch up the sides. Bake in the oven for 10 minutes, then let cool.

  • In the meantime, make the filling. Put the gelatin in a small bowl; add 3 tablespoons of boiling water and stir until gelatin is dissolved. In a medium saucepan, whisk together 1/3 cup of sugar and the flour. In a medium bowl lightly beat the milk and eggs together. Add the egg and milk mixture to the saucepan and whisk so the flour and sugar dissolve. Cook over a medium heat, stirring constantly, for 10 minutes, until mixture comes to a boil and has thickened. Stir in the vanilla extract and gelatin. Set aside to cool slightly.

  • Arrange the sliced bananas on the graham cracker crust and pour the pudding on top. Place in the refrigerator until the pudding has set, about 3 hours.

  • Whip the cream with an electric beater. When it is about halfway done, add 1/2 teaspoon of sugar, then continue whipping until fully whipped. Put the whipped cream in a plastic bag, concentrating it in 1 corner of the bag. Snip that corner off the bag and squeeze the whipped cream out of the bag in a decorative pattern around the pie.


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