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Banana Cream Cheese Pie

 Banana Cream Cheese Pie
"Whenever I make this creamy banana pie topped with a thick strawberry sauce, everyone looks forward to dessert," shares Zahra Sulemanji of Houston, Texas. "The recipe was passed on to me by my mother-in-law."
6-8 ServingsPrep: 25 min. + chilling

Ingredients

  • 1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 cup mashed ripe bananas (2 to 3 medium)
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 1 carton (8 ounces) frozen whipped topping, thawed
  • 1 graham cracker crust (9 inches)
  • STRAWBERRY TOPPING:
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 teaspoon cornstarch
  • 1-1/4 cups sliced fresh strawberries
  • 5 drops red food coloring, optional

Directions

  • In a large bowl, beat cream cheese and sugar until smooth. Combine
  • bananas and lemon juice; stir into cream cheese mixture. Fold in
  • whipped topping. Pour into crust. Cover and refrigerate for 1 hour
  • or until set.
  • In a large saucepan, combine sugar and cornstarch. Stir in
  • strawberries and food coloring if desired. Let stand for 5 minutes.
  • Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until
  • thickened. Cool. Drizzle some over pie. Cut into wedges; serve with
  • remaining topping. Yield: 6-8 servings.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (1 slice) equals 378 calories,

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Nutritional Facts: 20 g fat (12 g saturated fat), 31 mg cholesterol, 206 mg sodium, 45 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 3 g protein.
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