- 1 envelope unflavored gelatin
- 1/4 cup cold water
- 3/4 cup sugar
- 1/4 cup cornstarch
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 2-3/4 cups milk
- 4 egg yolks, beaten
- 2 tablespoons butter or margarine
- 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
- 4 medium firm bananas
- 1 cup heavy whipping cream, whipped
- 1 pastry shell (10 inches), baked
- Juice and grated peel of 1 lemon
- 1/2 cup apple jelly
- Soften gelatin in cold water; set aside. In a saucepan, combine sugar, cornstarch and salt. Blend in the milk and egg yolks; cook over low heat, stirring constantly, until thickened and bubbly, about 20-25 minutes. Remove from the heat; stir in softened gelatin until dissolved. Stir in butter and vanilla. Cover the surface of custard with plastic wrap and chill until no longer warm. Slice 3 bananas; fold into custard with whipped cream. Spoon into pie shell. Chill until set, about 4-5 hours. Shortly before serving time, place lemon juice in a small bowl and slice the remaining banana into it. Melt jelly in a saucepan over low heat. Drain banana; pat dry and arrange on top of pie. Brush banana with the jelly. Sprinkle with grated lemon peel. Serve immediately. Yield: 8 servings.
Reviews forCreamy Banana Pie
"Loved this recipe and so did everyone else!! Amount of filling made one large deep dish or two small regular pies. Needed less than the amount called for in apple jelly and lemon juice- used just enough to coat. The lemon peel added such a fresh flavor and it looks so pretty. It's going to be my go-to recipe from now on-it was delicious! Have made it twice and both times it was gone in a flash with rave reviews. It was obvious by it's taste that it was made from scratch!THANK YOU FOR THIS WONDERFUL RECIPE!"
"This pie is awesome. It takes some time to make the filling from scratch but the results are worth it. I typically have all the ingredients on hand. Make sure to allow enough time for the filling to cool and set before you take it anywhere or try to cut it. I have also successfully doubled the filling recipe for use in a 9x13" pan to feed more people."