Contest-Winning Banana Cream Pie Recipe
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Contest-Winning Banana Cream Pie Recipe

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I fix this creamy dessert whenever I need a no-fuss treat. Friends are surprised to hear that it's made in the microwave because the soft banana filling and thick buttery crust taste like I slaved over the stove for hours. -Anne Schroeder, Yarrow, British Columbia
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. + chilling Cook: 30 min. + cooling
MAKES:6-8 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. + chilling Cook: 30 min. + cooling
MAKES: 6-8 servings

Ingredients

  • 1/3 cup butter, cubed
  • 1-1/4 cups graham cracker crumbs
  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • FILLING:
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 2-1/4 cups milk
  • 3 egg yolks, lightly beaten
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 teaspoon McCormick® Pure Vanilla Extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 to 2 medium firm bananas, cut into 1/4-inch slices
  • Whipped topping and additional banana slices, optional

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 slice) equals 308 calories, 16 g fat (9 g saturated fat), 117 mg cholesterol, 296 mg sodium, 37 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 5 g protein.

Directions

  1. Place butter in a greased 9-in. microwave-safe pie plate. Heat, uncovered, on high for 45 seconds or until melted. Stir in crumbs and sugar until combined.
  2. Press onto the bottom and up the sides of plate. Cook, uncovered, on high for 1 to 1-1/2 minutes or until crust is firm and holds together. Cool completely.
  3. For filling, in a 2-qt. microwave-safe bowl, combine the sugar, flour and cornstarch. Gradually whisk in milk until smooth.
  4. Microwave, uncovered, on high for 7-8 minutes or until thickened, stirring every 2 minutes. Stir a small amount of hot liquid into egg yolks. Gradually return to the bowl, stirring constantly. Cook 30-60 seconds longer or until bubbly, stirring every 15 seconds. Stir in the butter, vanilla and salt until butter is melted. Cool for 20 minutes, stirring several times.
  5. Arrange bananas in crust. Top with filling. Cover and chill 8 hours or overnight. Top with whipped topping and additional bananas if desired. Yield: 6-8 servings.
Editor's Note: This recipe was tested in a 1,100-watt microwave.
Originally published as Banana Cream Pie in Quick Cooking May/June 2002, p31

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 slice) equals 308 calories, 16 g fat (9 g saturated fat), 117 mg cholesterol, 296 mg sodium, 37 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 5 g protein.

Sweet White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a sweet white wine such as Moscato or a sweet Riesling.

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Reviewed Jan. 14, 2014

"Going to make this"

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Reviewed Mar. 24, 2013

"Quick, easy to make and tastes so good! Thank you for this great recipe! The second time I made this I added some sliced toasted almonds to the top just for an added texture and both ways taste good!"

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Reviewed Jun. 18, 2012

"Very easy! Everyone in my family loved it. Next time I will make more"

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