January 5, 2012

Banana Cream Pie


Custard, banana, vanilla, grated chocolate and whipped cream, all that in a perfect pie crust... what else do you need to make your mouth water? but the ingredient that really makes this pie taste even better is vanilla paste, trust me it's the best vanilla I've ever tried and I really love that it has the seeds in it, I'm pretty sure that you'll love it as much as I do.

- 1 pie crust
- 2 medium bananas
- 2 c. of milk
- 6 egg yolks
- 1/2 c. of sugar
- 1/3 c. cornstarch
- 1 teaspoon of vanilla paste
- 1/4 c. of grated milk chocolate
- 1/2 c. of fresh whipped cream

1. Preheat the oven at 360°C. Put the pie crust in a pie mold and bake it for about 10 minutes, meanwhile in a medium bowl whisk together 1/2 c. of milk, sugar, cornstarch and egg yolks. Put the rest of the milk in a medium saucepan and add the vanilla paste, bring to simmer without stirring.

2. Turn off the heat and gradually add milk to the egg and sugar mixture then return to saucepan whisking constantly to avoid lumps, cook for about 2 minutes or until it thickens. Transfer it to a bowl and cover it directly onto surface with plastic wrap, let it cool for about 4 hours.

[ here's the pastry cream with the vanilla beans ]

3. Slice bananas and set aside. Put a thin layer of pastry cream on the pie crust and cover it with bananas, then add a second layer of pastry cream and cover it with more bananas.





4. Finally add the rest of the pastry cream until you cover everything, sprinkle grated chocolate and decorate with whipped cream. Add a mint leaf to give the pie some color.




5. Let it cool for at least 2 hours, slice it and enjoy! It is delicious and one of my favorite pies so far






27 comments:

  1. Wow! I haven't had banana cream pie since I was a kid. Well done!

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  2. sounds irresistable n hearty...excellent cliks beti..;)
    Tasty Appetite

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  3. This looks really good!!! Yummy!

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  4. Muy fresco y super delicioso!

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  5. When I see this pictures I'm getting hungry!
    You are my MASTER. :D

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  6. What a wonderful blog you have here and this recipe looks fantastic! I have enjoyed perusing many of your posts :)

    So nice stopping by!
    Kindly, Lorraine

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  7. What a wonderful dessert! I love bananas and this is just perfect for me. The pie looks gorgeous!!!

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  8. A few months ago this would have cost a fortune to make withe cost of bananas but now they're down to $1 a kilo this recipe's not only delicious-looking but super inexpensive to make!

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  9. Oh, that looks lovely! Would you believe I've never made a dessert pie like this? Is it bad to want pie at 9:30am? :P

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  10. Mmmm, yumminess! My daughter would love this :)

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  11. This looks incredibly delicious!! I'm starving right now!!! ;)


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  12. Mmmm your pie looks fabulous!!!! I love bananas

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  13. Beti, what a beautiful pie! I love banana cream pie, and this looks like a very good one!

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  14. Love the chocolate shavings topping!

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  15. Dear Beti,

    This banana cream pie looks pretty delicious and vanilla just goes so well with banana flavours as well! Well done and have a great 2012!

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  16. You definitely can't go wrong with custard, banana, vanilla, grated chocolate and whipped cream. Sounds uber delicious! Have you tried banofee pie? It's really similar, but also has toffee or caramel. So good!

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  17. What a dreamy looking pie...gorgeous!

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  18. This my husband's favorite pie; I have been baking banana crème pie for twenty years now.

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  19. Love how you topped this off with all that chocolate. I have a sweet treat linky party going on at my blog till Monday night and I'd love it if you'd come by and link your pie up. http://sweet-as-sugar-cookies.blogspot.com/2012/01/sweets-for-saturday-51.html

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  20. well I should have just come and taken a look here at what you made instead of asking in the comments- this is just lovely! Now I see why it worked without the chocolate- a completely different recipe of course! Yum

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  21. Oh my - I just want to fall face first into it!

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  22. I'm so glad you commented on my blog so I could discover all this deliciousness! I don't know where to start - banana cream pie, foccacia dipped in olive and vinegar is one of my all time favs too, but I LOVE cookies! Very nice photos too. I'll be back.

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