Sunday, November 13, 2011

Banana Cream Pie !

Pie crust is the cream pie. This is what I would happily add to my list of comfort food.
Martha's Banana cream pie is what  I have used as a reference.

I have layered the base of the pie crust with sliced bananas as seen in the pic...

This is Martha's Recipe to prepare the custard. But, the custard I have made is of the proportions I use while making the custard for Banana pudding. You will need............

  • 2 Tablespoons All purpose flour
  • 3 Tablespoons Cornstarch
  • 3 Egg yolks
  • A quarter cup Sugar
  • 1 teaspoon Vanilla Essence
  • 1.5 cups Fresh milk 
  1. Heat the milk in a saucepan along with the sugar and Vanilla.
  2. In a separate bowl beat the egg yolks and add the corn starch and the all purpose flour and fold in till it all mixes well.
  3. The Milk sugar vanilla mixture should be at boiling point now - take off from fire and add about 3 tablespoons of it to the egg mixture. Stir well with a wire whisk. Never add the milk all at once ,the yolks might curdle.As the mixture loosens up - add the rest of the milk while whisking at the same time. Whisk well till the mixture turns out to be creamy in texture. Pour it back into the saucepan and heat it. Stir continuously to avoid the custard getting lumps. As it thickens take it off the stove. Pour out into a bowl and keep it closely covered with a cling film to avoid the skin formation. Set to cool.
Once cool, pour out the custard on the layered sliced bananas in the crust.If ever the custard turns out to be thick after cooling and its not in a pouring spreadable consistency - just run it through a food processor and let some milk drizzle though it till it reaches the right consistency.

Now, whip  up a cup of whipping cream and spead over the custard.

The truth is I ran short of bananas and as such didn't bother with garnish.However, sliced whatever was left  and used while serving................:)

The heavenly slice of the pie................the Ultimate comfort food as always !!!!


  1. Happy Birthday Vidhu..Ooh never seen a banana pie. Have bought 2 pie pans and still not tried any. You are tempting me to try it soon. The crust looks superb. Wanted to make a strawberry one but sad its not available here.

  2. This is a delicious reminder that it has been way to long since I have eaten a banana cream pie. That close up really is making my mouth water! Thanks for sharing-yum!

  3. Pie looks so delish... awesome looking dessert... Have a very nice day girl..:)