Banana Pudding Pie

Banana Pudding Pie Recipe
Photo: Antonis Achilleos; Styling: Elizabeth Blake

Recipe Time

Prep: 40 Minutes
Bake: 10 Minutes
Chill: 3 Hours

Nutritional Information

Calories 486
Fat 30 g
Satfat 17 g
Protein 5 g
Carbohydrate 50 g
Fiber 1 g
Cholesterol 207 mg
Sodium 138 mg

Ingredients

Crust:
60 Nilla wafers
1/4 cup sugar
1/3 cup unsalted butter, melted
Filling:
1 1/2 cups whole milk
2/3 cup heavy cream
1/2 cup plus 2 Tbsp. sugar
5 tablespoons cornstarch
Pinch of salt
6 large egg yolks
1 tablespoon unsalted butter
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
3 large, firm-ripe bananas
Topping:
1 cup heavy cream
1 tablespoon confectioners' sugar

Preparation

1. Make crust: Preheat oven to 350ºF. Mist a 9-inch pie plate with cooking spray. Pulse Nilla wafers and sugar in a food processor until ground and combined. Add butter; pulse until crumbly and evenly moistened. Press into pie plate. Bake until edges are golden, about 10 minutes. Let cool completely on a wire rack.

2. Make filling: Combine milk, cream and 1/2 cup sugar in a heavy-bottom saucepan. Set over medium-high heat and bring just to a gentle boil, stirring to dissolve sugar. In a medium bowl, whisk cornstarch, salt and remaining 2 Tbsp. sugar; add egg yolks and whisk until smooth. When milk mixture just begins to boil, remove from heat and slowly drizzle about 1 cup into egg yolk mixture, whisking vigorously. Stir that back into pan and return to stove. Lower heat to medium and cook, stirring constantly, until custard thickens and comes to a boil. Boil gently for 1 minute, then remove from heat and stir in butter and vanilla until melted and smooth.

3. Cut 2 bananas into 1/4-inch-thick slices and spread over bottom of crust. Mash remaining banana with a fork and stir into custard. Spoon custard into crust and smooth top. Cover with plastic wrap, gently pressing wrap directly onto custard surface to keep a skin from forming. Refrigerate until completely cool and custard has firmed, at least 3 hours.

4. Just before serving, whip cream and confectioners' sugar until soft peaks form. Remove plastic wrap and spread whipped cream over top of pie.

November 2012
My Notes

Only you will be able to view, print, and edit this note.

Add Note