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Old 07-10-2007, 08:13 PM   #11
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I changed a few things here to adapt to my own kitchen, but the original is from The Old Farmer's Almanac Best Home Baking, Coconut Banana Cream Pie.
Crust:
3 cups of coconut - the sweetened kind that you buy in the cake baking isle
6 tablespoons of butter

Filling
1/4 cup of white sugar
1/4 cup of all purpose flour
pinch of salt
3 cups of light whipping cream
4 egg yolks (buy the best you can find - uncaged, organic)
2 1/2 teaspoons of pure vanilla extract
2 large or 3 med. bananas - mashed

For decoration:
Another cup of whipped cream
More sliced bananas

Crust:
Saute the coconut in butter until it starts to turn a golden brown colour
Press all except about 2 tblsp of the cocunut into the bottom and up the sides of a 9 inch pie plate. Bake at 350 F (or about 180 C) for 6-7 minutes.

Filling:
Mix all of the dry ingredients into about a 5 qt saucepan. Using a whisk, mix in th cream and egg yolks and gradually bring this mixture to a boil - stirring all the while.
Let it boil for about 2 minutes, and then add the vanilla. Remove from the stove and allow it to cool to room temp.

Here's where I differ from the original - when the mixture is cool, whisk in the 2 mashed bananas ( the original recipe says slice the bananas, layer on the bottom of the pie crust and put the custard mixture on top).

Put the mixture onto the crust, cover it and chill for about two hours.

When set, sprinkle the top with the remaining 2tbs of cocunut and garnich with the whipped cream and extra slices of bananas.
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Old 07-11-2007, 12:45 AM   #12
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received email today with recipe. Thank you :)
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Old 10-15-2007, 10:28 PM   #13
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TNT banana cream pie

I realize I'm bringing this thread back from the dead a few months too late, but it caught my eye and I can't resist posting my recipe. It's incredibly simple - I'd never made a custard filled pie from scratch before this one and was terrified that I'd mess it up, but it was the easiest thing ever! It also tastes amazing. Not overly sweet, and the custard flavor really compliments the bananas well.

Banana Cream Pie

3/4 cup sugar
1/3 cup all-purpose flour
1/4 teaspoon salt
2 cups milk
3 egg yolks, lightly beaten
2 tablespoons butter or margarine
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
3 medium firm bananas
1 9-inch pie shell, baked
whipped cream or Cool Whip
sliced bananas

1. In a saucepan, combine sugar, flour, and salt; stir in milk and mix well.
2. Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, until the mixture thickens and comes to a boil; boil for 2 minutes.
3. Remove from the heat.
4. Stir a small amount of cream mixture into egg yolks; return all to saucepan.
5. Cook for 2 minutes, stirring constantly; remove from the heat.
6. Add butter and vanilla; mix well; allow to cool slightly.
7. Slice bananas and place evenly along bottom of pastry shell; pour cream mixture over bananas.
8. Cool; before serving, garnish with whipped cream or Cool Whip and more sliced bananas.
9. Refrigerate any leftovers.



I may be making this again soon, so I'll be sure to take a picture. It comes out light yellowish in color, a contrast to the problem StirBlue mentioned about turning out dark pies. I may also try it with a meringue topping. I'll post how it comes out. :)
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