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Fried Green Tomatoes Banana Cream Pie

Yield 8 servings
In the movie "Fried Green Tomatoes", Mary Louise Parker and Mary Stuart Masterson cook up a laundry list of freshly baked pies like this classic Southern-style recipe.

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups low-fat graham cracker crumbs (about 10 cracker sheets)
  • 3 tablespoons reduced-calorie stick margarine, melted
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • Cooking spray
  • 2/3 cup sugar
  • 1/3 cup cornstarch
  • 2 1/2 cups 2% reduced-fat milk
  • 2 large eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1 large egg yolk, lightly beaten
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2 drops yellow food coloring
  • 2 1/2 cups sliced ripe banana, divided
  • 1 cup frozen reduced-calorie whipped topping, thawed

Nutrition Information

  • calories 256
  • caloriesfromfat 30 %
  • fat 8.6 g
  • satfat 2.4 g
  • monofat 2.6 g
  • polyfat 1.5 g
  • protein 6.4 g
  • carbohydrate 55.5 g
  • fiber 2 g
  • cholesterol 89 mg
  • iron 1.1 mg
  • sodium 220 mg
  • calcium 111 mg

How to Make It

  1. Preheat oven to 325°.

  2. Combine the first 3 ingredients in a medium bowl; toss with fork until moist. Press into bottom and up sides of a 9-inch pie plate coated with cooking spray. Bake at 325° for 10 minutes; let cool.

  3. Combine 2/3 cup sugar and cornstarch in a medium saucepan. Gradually add milk, stirring with a whisk. Bring to a boil over medium heat; cook 1 minute, stirring constantly. Gradually add hot milk mixture to eggs and egg yolk, stirring constantly with a whisk. Return milk mixture to pan; cook over medium heat until thick (about 4 minutes), stirring constantly. Remove from heat; stir in vanilla and food coloring.

  4. Arrange 1 1/4 cups banana in bottom of prepared pie crust; pour half of custard over banana. Top with remaining banana and custard. Cover the surface of custard with plastic wrap; chill 4 hours. Remove plastic wrap; and spread whipped topping over pie.