The Best Banana Cream Pie Recipe

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    Have you ever looked back and wondered “what was I thinking”? I do it all the time, especially reflecting on all of the foods I snubbed my nose at growing up. I missed out on some of the best sweets because I wasn’t a fan of pie crust. Occasionally, I’d scoop the filling out of the crust, which is how I came to love Banana Cream Pie. I love the simple custard filling paired with light and fluffy whipped cream.

    I’m not completely against pie crust. I finally realized that I don’t care for soggy pie crust, which is bound to happen with a traditional crust and creamy fillings. My solution? Line it with a thin layer of chocolate. It seals the crust, adds a little texture and gives the pie a hint of chocolate flavor. Now if I only had the patience to master a beautiful pie crust. If you do, you should check out my friend Ali’s perfect pie crust tutorial.

    The best Banana Cream Pie recipe - get the secret that makes this pie unbelievable!

    Anyways, a little chocolate, a little toffee and a fabulous banana cream custard equals the best banana cream pie. Ask Chris – it didn’t make it 48 hours and we didn’t have company. I can’t be held responsible.

    The best Banana Cream Pie recipe - get the secret that makes this pie unbelievable!

    The best Banana Cream Pie recipe - get the secret that makes this pie unbelievable!
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    The Best Banana Cream Pie Recipe

    Course Dessert
    Prep Time 10 minutes
    Cook Time 10 minutes
    Total Time 20 minutes
    Servings 8

    Ingredients

    • 1 pie crust baked
    • 3/4 c semi-sweet chocolate chips
    • 2 c whole milk
    • 1 Tbsp vanilla
    • 1/2 c sugar
    • 1/4 c cornstarch
    • 4 egg yolks
    • 1/2 tsp salt
    • 4 Tbsp butter softened
    • 3 bananas {ripe}
    • 3/4 c toffee
    • 1 1/2 c heavy cream
    • 1/2 c powdered sugar

    Instructions

    1. Melt chocolate chips in 15 second increments until smooth. Spread into the bottom of your pie crust and allow to cool.
    2. In a saucepan over medium heat, combine milk and vanilla, whisking for 3 minutes.
    3. In a large mixing bowl, combine sugar, cornstarch, yolks and salt.
    4. Gradually blend milk into your sugar mixture, careful not to curdle the egg.
    5. Return mixture to saucepan and whisk continuously until thick {about 4 minutes}.
    6. Whisk in butter. Remove from heat and fold in banana. Pour into pie crust.
    7. Top with toffee crumbles, saving a little to garnish.
    8. In a large mixing bowl, beat heavy cream until stiff. Gradually blend in powdered sugar and top pie. Chill 2 hours.

    The best Banana Cream Pie recipe - get the secret that makes this pie unbelievable!

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