Cream pies are my specialty, and this dreamy dessert has a wonderful banana favor. A great dessert for a dinner party or just having your friends by for coffee.
Prep: 10 min Cook: 15 min plus chilling
Makes: 8 servings
1 cup of sugar
1/4 cup cornstarch
1/2 tsp salt
3 cups 2% milk
2 eggs, lightly beaten
3 Tbsp. butter
1 1/2 tsp. vanilla extract
1 pastry shell, (9 inch), baked
2 large firm bananas
1 cup heavy whipping cream ( or Cool Whip works just as well)
1. In a large saucepan, combine sugar, cornstarch, salt and milk until smooth. Cook and stir over medium-high heat until thickened and bubbly. Reduce heat; cook and stir 2 minutes longer. Remove from heat. Stir a small amount of hot filling into eggs; return all to pan. Bring to a gentle boil; cook and stir 2 minutes longer.
2.Remove from heat. Gently stir in butter and vanilla. Press plastic wrap onto surface of custard; refrigerate, covered, 30 minutes.
3. Spread half of the custard into pastry shell. Slice bananas; arrange over filling. Pour remaining custard over bananas. Spread with whipped cream. Refrigerate 6 hours or overnight. ENJOY!!