By: Julie Clark Published: October 19, 2018
100% from scratch, banana cream pie. Producing homemade cream pie is less difficult than you could think! Creamy banana filling, homemade whipped cream and fresh banana slices in the pie and on leading.
Banana Cream Pie Recipe
This recipe is for my husband due to the fact he LOVES cream pie. Especially banana cream pie. (Even though coconut cream pie is a close second.) I can usually pass up cream pies, but he is a crazy pudding lover…and when cream pies display up at family members gatherings baked by his aunt who is a fantastic cook, he’s so fired up. I considered it was time I manufactured him a couple of cream pies!
Ideal Crust for Banana Cream Pie
Even though we prefer our preferred homemade baked crust for banana cream pie (locate our recipe right here), there are many various issues you could do.
- Oatmeal pie crust. Yes. This would be so.great.
- Oreo crust. Buy golden Oreo cookies and crush them along with a minor butter and a few tablespoons of sugar. Mmm…what a sweet crust!
- Conventional graham cracker crust. Purchase one from the retailer if you’d like a shortcut! Simple peasy.
- Complete wheat pie crust. If you’re hunting to include a little whole wheat to your diet.
How do you make banana cream filling?
Cream pies are a no bake pie, but not a “no cook” pie. You make the filling in a double boiler on the stovetop. Why use a double boiler? It helps keep the milk at a ideal temperature so it doesn’t scorch on the pan.
- Don’t use skim milk. We generally have 2% milk and that functions just fine, but we typically favor whole milk in this recipe.
- The cornstarch is what thickens the pie, so don’t skip it! Be confident to combine the cornstarch in with the cold milk and drizzle it into the scorching milk. This will aid prevent any lumps.
- Stir consistently even though the milk mixture is thickening so that it doesn’t burn on the pan.
- This recipe only uses egg yolks. Whisk the egg yolks in a small bowl, then temper them by adding three tablespoons of the hot milk immediately to the eggs. Why do you have to temper eggs? It aids hold your cream filling smooth and not have egg clumps.
- Drizzle the tempered eggs back into the scorching milk, stirring continuously.
- Add the butter and vanilla after the pan comes off the heat. These add each richness and taste to the pie.
- If you can uncover banana flavoring in your regional shop, use that rather of vanilla to bump up the banana flavor. Or you can use a teaspoon of each flavors!
How do you maintain the bananas from turning brown in a pie?
We’ve never ever had considerably of a difficulty with bananas within the pie turning brown. If you uncover that you do, lightly brush the bananas with lemon juice prior to incorporating them to the pie. Will you be ready to taste the lemon juice? Not if you don’t use as well a lot of it.
If you are decorating the best of the pie with banana slices as shown, add them proper before serving so they are fresh.
Do cream pies require to be refrigerated?
Yes! All cream pies should be refrigerated and are very best served cooled. They are a refreshing dessert for summertime and the holidays!