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Old 05-16-2007, 09:52 PM   #1
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Thumbs up ISO Banana Cream Pie recipe

I need some help with "Banana Cream Pie" I have always loved the look and sound of it, and always wanted to try it but I have no recipie. I know it is an American favourite, so can someone help me with the recipie "PLEASE".
I really want to know how to make it, the pictures I've seen look soooo YUMMY. In fact any great American pie or favourite dessert would be great, I would love to make something different for my family at our family dinners.
Thanks for any help Spiritwolf.

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Old 05-16-2007, 11:49 PM   #2
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Well, Sprirtwolf, the first thing I would do is to "Google" banana cream pie recipes. Then I would go to epicurious.com for a recipe. Epicurious is one of the places I often go to for information or a recipe for a particular food. Those two resources should give you enough information to keep you busy for a long, long while.
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Old 05-17-2007, 12:56 AM   #3
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The only Banana Cream Pies that I make are dark in color. They taste excellet but they they are ugly in color. Are imitation banana cream pies the only ones that are yellow? Lemon would only make my pies taste nasty. I guess you just have to give up something like appearance to eat a truly good banana cream pie.
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Old 05-17-2007, 01:05 PM   #4
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Go to Foodnetwork.com, in the SEARCH box, type in banana cream pie + gale gand, then hit the SEARCH button.

Gale Gand is the executive pastry chef for Tru, one of the best restaurants in Chicago and a consultant to several other top restaurants as well, so her banana cream pie will be excellent!
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Old 05-17-2007, 01:30 PM   #5
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I love the banana cream pie that is sold by a chain here in Chicago called Bakers Square. I have yet to eat a Banana Cream Pie that tastes as good as theirs. Given I love to experiment I made one based on the ones they make and it turned out pretty good. Here is the recipe I followed. It's not to fussy but produces incredibly good results:

- Readymade Pie crust (not cooked but frozen and ready to bake kind). I hope these are available in Australia

- Custard - I make mine using a shortcut - Some custard powder (Birds or Brown & Poulson), milk, sugar and a good whisk. Keep stirring until it's thick and creamy. Let it chill in the refrigerator

- Heavy Cream - Whip it with some powdered sugar and tsp of vanilla

- 2 small bananas thinly sliced. Sprinkle a little lemon juice on it so they don't turn black.

- Toasted sliced almonds

Bake the pie crust until golden. Put some weight on it so it does not puff up while baking. Let it cool completely.

Fill it with the custard. Arrange the bananas on top of the custard. Add the whipped cream on top of the bananas and sprinkle with the almonds. Let it chill in the refrigerator for an hour. Cut and serve.

It's really very good and easy.
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Wow, Thanks Yakuta, that sounds so easy and very delish and moreish, I will be making your version this weekend, hopefully if time permits, I love the sound of it, Also thankyou to everyone for your help so far, I will be following up with all of your ideas.
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Old 07-04-2007, 07:17 PM   #7
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I am looking for a "from scratch" rec for banana cream pie like my mom and grandma use to make. they are not here any longer or I would ask them.
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Old 07-04-2007, 07:19 PM   #8
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I only remember homemade crusts made with Crisco shortening. Crust was lined with sliced bananas. Filling was made on the stove with milk, egg yolks, sugar,etc. After the filling was made it was poured into a baked pie shell and homemade meringue put on top and baked til top was golden brown. mmmm!!!
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Old 07-05-2007, 08:51 AM   #9
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I have a recipe at home that I'll get for you from a book of State Fair winning recipes. I made it once and it was really good - it has one thing different about it, though, a crust made from coconut fried in the pan, then pressed into the pie plate. I wasn't so sure about this, but it was an excellent idea. Sandyj
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Old 07-05-2007, 12:00 PM   #10
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banana cream pie

Thank you sandyj :)
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