This turned out great. It was time consuming but well worth it. I don't know how to make chocolate curls so I used a veg peeler that created chocolate dust to sprinkle on top. I used real whipped cream because that's what I had on hand. I wasn't going to make the chocolate bottom but am glad I did because I think that's what made it really good. I never make pies so this was a good start. I discovered some awesome, organic pie crusts at my local store. They're Wholly Wholesome brand. I usually make everything from scratch unless premade is just as good. Now that I found these, I will never make a crust from scratch.
Black Bottom Banana-Cream Pie
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)
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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
- 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)
- Prepare and bake Pastry Crust in a 9-inch pie plate. Cool completely on a wire rack.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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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