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Banana Pie Spectacular

Yield 8 servings.

Ingredients

  • 2/3 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup cornstarch
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 3 cups whole milk
  • 3 egg yolks, beaten
  • 2 tablespoons margarine
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/8 teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg
  • 2 large bananas, peeled and cut into 1/4-inch slices
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons lemon juice
  • 1 baked 9-inch pastry shell
  • 3/4 cup whipping cream
  • 2 tablespoons sifted powdered sugar
  • 1/4 cup large shreds coconut, toasted

Nutrition Information

  • calories 442
  • caloriesfromfat 49 %
  • fat 24.1 g
  • satfat 10.6 g
  • monofat 0.0 g
  • polyfat 0.0 g
  • protein 6.7 g
  • carbohydrate 50.7 g
  • fiber 0.0 g
  • cholesterol 125 mg
  • iron 0.0 mg
  • sodium 256 mg
  • calcium 0.0 mg

How to Make It

  1. Combine first 3 ingredients in a heavy saucepan. Gradually add milk, stirring well. Bring to a boil over medium heat, stirring constantly.

  2. Stir one-fourth of hot mixture into egg yolks; add to remaining hot mixture, stirring constantly. Cook 2 minutes or until thick. Remove from heat, and transfer to a bowl; stir in margarine, vanilla, and nutmeg. Cool completely.

  3. Sprinkle banana slices with lemon juice; stir into egg mixture. Spoon mixture into baked pastry shell. Cover with plastic wrap; chill thoroughly.

  4. Beat whipping cream until foamy; gradually add powdered sugar, beating until soft peaks form. Spread whipped cream over chilled banana filling. Top with coconut.

Light and Luscious