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Old 12-10-2011, 12:43 AM   #1
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Banana Cream Pie (w/Prebaked pie shell) Recipes, Please? :)

Okay, so I love bananas, and I love banana flavored things, so I thought... Why not make banana cream pie? :)

My best friend asked me what to get for it, and I told him to get me a pre-baked graham cracker crust, about 4 bananas (he got me 5), some Reddi Whip, and I already have basic baking ingredients, such as eggs, flour, butter, oil, light and dark brown sugar, granulated sugar, confectioner's sugar, baking soda and powder, vanilla extract, etc.

I was wondering if you could bake a banana cream pie with a pre-baked crust? I doubt it, but I'd like to make sure. :)

Also, I somewhat want to make the pie into... Okay, texture-wise, I want it more like a smooth, pudding consistency, but a bit more firm.

Would I have to make pudding on the stovetop, and then bake it? I'm not sure. xP

A recipe would be really nice, too. :) Thanks in advance! <3

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Old 12-10-2011, 02:21 AM   #2
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I've made banana cream pie using instant banana pudding. No cooking involved. Easy and tasty.
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Old 12-10-2011, 05:10 AM   #3
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I have to say--I hate almost everything banana (it is the texture combined with the smell), but when my parents owned a restaurant, banana cream pie was made with pudding, put in a pre-baked pie crust, and topped with whipped cream to which some sour cream was added. Supposedly, the aversion to the smell of bananas is genetic. I have that gene-the smell of bananas makes me gag. But, I can eat (and make) banana bread. Weird.
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Old 12-10-2011, 06:15 AM   #4
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Banana cream pie is made with a box of pudding and not real bananas?! In that case half of our membership must have never had banana cream pie
Seriously, I always figured it was made with the real thing. I'm learning all kinds of nifty stuff here this morning.
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Banana cream pie is made with a box of pudding and not real bananas?! In that case half of our membership must have never had banana cream pie
Seriously, I always figured it was made with the real thing. I'm learning all kinds of nifty stuff here this morning.
No, Pac, sorry for the confusion:

Graham cracker crust,
sliced bananas,
pour banana pudding over (instant, mixed to directions),
top with whipped cream.
Chill & serve.

And yes, I've made it without bananas, but just called it cream pie. It's a quick, tasty. no bake pie.
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Old 12-10-2011, 06:28 AM   #6
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Thanks Z.
So you still use pudding mix though? I guess I figured it was made from pureed bananas. I'm not much of a pie maker, baked or otherwise.
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Old 12-10-2011, 10:07 AM   #7
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Thanks Z.
So you still use pudding mix though? I guess I figured it was made from pureed bananas. I'm not much of a pie maker, baked or otherwise.
With the instant pudding, even you can make a pie. I'm no baker either, so this one's easy enough for me.
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Old 12-10-2011, 10:48 AM   #8
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I enjoy banana cream pie on day one but, I have never been able to find a way to keep the bananas from turning black and watery on day two.

The last time made it I put a freshly cut up banana on the top but, it is just not the same.

Any ideas?
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Old 12-10-2011, 11:11 AM   #9
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Banana cream pie filling is a pastry cream cooked on the stovetop (like a pudding), them bananas are either layered in the pre baked pie shell (either graham or pastry) or just stirred into the pudding mixture, and poured into the shell. There should be no baking involved if using a pre made graham cracker pie shell. Then after is it completely chilled, top with whipped cream.

I see no reason to bake this type of filling.
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I enjoy banana cream pie on day one but, I have never been able to find a way to keep the bananas from turning black and watery on day two.

The last time made it I put a freshly cut up banana on the top but, it is just not the same.

Any ideas?

Oh yea, that would be nasty with the bananas turning black.
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