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Cherry Banana Cream Pie

 Cherry Banana Cream Pie
From Hanover, Ontario, Denise Elder shares this dreamy dessert. "The crunchy crust is spread with a rich butter layer, then topped with a fluffy filling flavored with banana, cherries and chocolate," she says. "Guests always tell me the pie reminds them of a banana split...and then ask for seconds.
6-8 ServingsPrep: 20 min. + chilling

Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup butter, divided
  • 2 cups crushed vanilla wafers (about 60 wafers)
  • 3/4 cup confectioners' sugar
  • FILLING:
  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 2 tablespoons baking cocoa
  • 1 cup chopped walnuts
  • 1 large firm banana, thinly sliced
  • 1/3 cup halved maraschino cherries
  • Whipped topping, chocolate curls and additional maraschino cherries

Directions

  • In a small saucepan, melt 1/2 cup of butter; stir in wafer crumbs.
  • Press into a 9-in. pie plate. In a small bowl, cream the remaining
  • butter and confectioners' sugar until light and fluffy. Spread over
  • crust.
  • In a large bowl, beat cream until it begins to thicken. Add the sugar
  • and cocoa; beat until stiff peaks form. Fold in the walnuts, banana
  • and maraschino cherries.
  • Spoon into crust. Cover and refrigerate for 8 hours or overnight.
  • Garnish with whipped topping, chocolate curls and cherries. Yield:
  • 6-8 servings.

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Cherry Banana Cream Pie (continued)

Wine: Sweet White Wine: Enjoy this recipe with a sweet white wine such as Moscato or a sweet Riesling.