Caramelized Banana Cream Pie – Yumtastic

My little sister served carmalized bananas over ice-cream the last time I was at her house for dinner and it sparked this idea in my mind: why have I never had Caramelized Banana Cream Pie? I’ve always kind of found Banana Cream Pie to be an unexciting bland kind of pie… maybe I just haven’t had a good one… but to me caramelizing the bananas seemed like the perfect solution.

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I LOVED this pie. It was sweet and delicious and beautiful and easy!

Use whatever curst you would like – Graham Cracker is a popular option. I made mine with a gluten coconut cookie crust. It was delicious and I would absolutely make it with this crust again (if I could get the crust to hold together a little better).

This sentence is a link to the coconut cookie crust as well as a DIY on making your own coconut flour from shaved unsweetened coconut. 

Make your crust and have it cooled and ready to fill. This pie is a no-bake pie, so make sure you pre-bake whatever crust you choose.

Caramelized Banana Cream Pie Filling

1/2 Cup Sugar

1/2 Cup Corn Starch

1/4 teaspoon Salt

1 1/2 Cups Heavy Whipping Cream

1 1/2 Cup Milk

3 Large Egg Yolks

2 Tablespoons Butter

1 teaspoon Vanilla

1 1/2 Cups Heavy Whipping Cream

Mix sugar and cornstarch in a large thick sauce pan.

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Turn heat to medium high and whisk the whipped cream and milk into the sugar and cornstarch mixture.

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Once it is fully incorporated, mix in your three egg yolks.

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Stir continuously until it turns into a thick pudding, about 8-10 minutes.

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Remove from heat and add butter and vanilla.

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Mix until fully incorporated. Move pudding to a cold bowl and let cool completely, whisking every now and then so it doesn’t get a thick crust on top.

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While the pudding cools:

Cut up two bananas into 1/4 inch slices.

Put 1 T butter into a hot pan. Add your banana slices. Sprinkle the tops of your bananas with 1-2 T of sugar.

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Flip bananas and sprinkle opposite sides with 1-2 Tablespoons of sugar. Cook until bananas have a dark brown caramel crust.

Cut two more bananas (total of 4 largish bananas) into 1/4 inch slices.

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Arrange the fresh banana slices into the bottom of the crust in an even layer.

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Spread a layer of the pudding over the fresh banana layer.

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Use about half of the pudding.

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Layer your cooled caramelized banana slices over your first pudding layer.

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Cover with the rest of the pudding.

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Whip your heavy whipping cream — sweeten to taste.

Cover the top of the pie with your whipped cream!

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Ta-DA! A beautiful pie :) Put in the fridge and let cool for at least 2 hours. Keep refrigerated.

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Can be served with a salted caramel sauce for extra awesomeness – I had some on hand and served it with the sauce, but it is totally not necessary. This pie stands on its own.

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See the beautiful layer of caramlized bananas? Yum.

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With a salted caramel sauce:

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2 thoughts on “Caramelized Banana Cream Pie – Yumtastic

  1. Pingback: Coconut Cookie Crust – Gluten Free and Delicious + DIY Coconut Flour! | Friday: Pie Day

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