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Banana Cream Meringue Pie

 Banana Cream Meringue Pie
I grew up on a farm in Alberta, and I still remember my mom's pies, fresh from the oven for supper. This creamy banana variety is so good, no store-bought version can compare!
8 ServingsPrep: 30 min. Bake: 15 min. + chilling

Ingredients

  • Pastry for single-crust pie (9 inches)
  • 1 cup sugar, divided
  • 1/3 cup cornstarch
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 can (12 ounces) evaporated milk
  • 1 cup water
  • 3 egg yolks, lightly beaten
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3 egg whites
  • 1 large firm banana

Directions

  • Line a 9-in. pie plate with pastry; trim and flute edges. Line pastry
  • shell with a double thickness of heavy-duty foil. Bake at 450°
  • for 8 minutes. Remove foil; bake 5 minutes longer. Cool on a wire
  • rack.
  • In a large saucepan, combine 2/3 cup sugar, cornstarch and salt. Stir
  • in milk and water until smooth. Cook and stir over medium-high heat
  • until thickened and bubbly. Reduce heat; cook and stir 2 minutes
  • longer. Remove from the heat. Stir a small amount of hot filling
  • into egg yolks; return all to pan, stirring constantly. Bring to a
  • gentle boil; cook and stir 2 minutes longer. Remove from the heat.
  • Gently stir in vanilla. Keep warm.
  • In a large bowl, beat egg whites on medium speed until soft peaks

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Banana Cream Meringue Pie (continued)

Directions (continued)

  • form. Gradually beat in remaining sugar, 1 tablespoon at a time, on
  • high until stiff glossy peaks form and sugar is dissolved. Slice
  • banana into the crust; pour filling over top. Spread meringue evenly
  • over hot filling, sealing edges to crust.
  • Bake at 350° for 12-15 minutes or until golden brown. Cool on a
  • wire rack for 1 hour. Refrigerate for at least 3 hours before
  • serving.
  • Yield: 8 servings.
Nutritional Facts: 1 piece equals 336 calories, 12 g fat (6 g saturated fat), 98 mg cholesterol, 312 mg sodium, 51 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 6 g protein.
Wine: Sweet White Wine: Enjoy this recipe with a sweet white wine such as Moscato or a sweet Riesling.