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.

Recipe by Cooking Light March 1998


Recipe Summary

8 servings


Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • Preheat oven to 325°.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

Nutrition Facts

256 calories; calories from fat 30%; fat 8.6g; saturated fat 2.4g; mono fat 2.6g; poly fat 1.5g; protein 6.4g; carbohydrates 55.5g; fiber 2g; cholesterol 89mg; iron 1.1mg; sodium 220mg; calcium 111mg.