Black Bottom Banana-Cream Pie

BECKY LUIGART-STAYNER

Make the ultimate cream pie by adding a chocolate layer to a creamy banana pie filling and topping with chocolate curls.

Yield: 8 servings (serving size: 1 wedge)
Recipe from Cooking Light

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Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calories: 315
  • Calories from fat: 29%
  • Fat: 10.1g
  • Saturated fat: 4.8g
  • Monounsaturated fat: 3.4g
  • Polyunsaturated fat: 2.4g
  • Protein: 6.9g
  • Carbohydrate: 49.6g
  • Fiber: 1.6g
  • Cholesterol: 58mg
  • Iron: 1.4mg
  • Sodium: 253mg
  • Calcium: 94mg

Ingredients

  • 1 (9-inch) Pastry Crust
  • 3 tablespoons cornstarch, divided
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa
  • Dash of salt
  • 1 1/3 cups 1% low-fat milk, divided
  • 1 ounce semisweet chocolate, chopped
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 tablespoon stick margarine or butter
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2 ounces block-style fat-free cream cheese, softened
  • 2 cups sliced ripe banana (about 2 large bananas)
  • 1 1/2 cups frozen fat-free whipped topping, thawed
  • Chocolate curls (optional)

Preparation

  1. Prepare and bake Pastry Crust in a 9-inch pie plate. Cool completely on a wire rack.
  2. Combine 1 tablespoon cornstarch, 2 tablespoons sugar, cocoa, and dash of salt in a small, heavy saucepan; gradually add 1/3 cup milk, stirring with a whisk. Cook 2 minutes over medium-low heat. Stir in chocolate; bring to a boil over medium heat. Reduce heat to low; cook 1 minute, stirring constantly. Spread chocolate mixture into bottom of prepared crust.
  3. Combine 2 tablespoons cornstarch, 1/2 cup sugar, 1/4 teaspoon salt, eggs, 1 cup milk, and margarine in a heavy saucepan over medium heat, stirring constantly with a whisk. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low, and cook 30 seconds or until thick. Remove from heat. Add vanilla. Beat cream cheese until light (about 30 seconds). Add 1/4 cup hot custard to cream cheese, and beat just until blended. Stir in remaining custard.
  4. Arrange banana slices on top of chocolate layer; spoon custard over bananas. Press plastic wrap onto surface of custard; chill 4 hours. Remove plastic wrap. Spread whipped topping evenly over custard. Garnish with chocolate curls, if desired. Chill until ready to serve.
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