Friday, December 30, 2011

6 Banana Pudding Pie

How about those Baylor Bears??? We watched a pretty amazing game last night that only solidified that RGIII was the correct pick for the Heisman trophy this year!
I have another pie to share with you today!
Family and friends loved this Banana Pudding Pie and the presentation looks almost as good as it tastes!
I hope you have a fabulous New Years Eve!
Banana Pudding Pie
  • Vanilla Wafer Crust (recipe below)
  • Vanilla Pudding (recipe below)
  • Whipped Cream (recipe below)
  • 3-4 medium bananas, cut into slices
  • 20 vanilla wafers plus more for decoration (I used mini vanilla wafers)
Vanilla Wafer Crust:
  • 2 1/2 cups (about 30) crushed vanilla wafers (I used two boxes of vanilla wafers for the whole pie)
  • 1/2 cup butter, melted
Vanilla Pudding:
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1/3 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 large eggs
  • 4 egg yolks
  • 2 cups milk
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
Whipped Cream:
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 1/4 cup powdered sugar
  • 1/2 tsp. vanilla
For the crust:
In a medium bowl, stir together crushed vanilla wafers and butter until blended. Firmly press on bottom and up the sides of a 9-inch pie plate. Bake at 350° for 10 to 12 minutes or until lightly browned. Remove to a wire rack, and let cool 30 minutes or until completely cool.
For the pudding: Whisk together sugar, flour, eggs, yolks and milk in a heavy saucepan. Cook over medium-low heat, whisking constantly, 10-12 minutes or until it reaches the thickness of chilled pudding. (Mixture will just begin to bubble and will be thick enough to hold soft peaks when whisk is lifted. It must be thick and slightly bubbly to set up properly!) Remove from heat, and stir in vanilla.
Transfer to a medium bowl and cover with plastic wrap, making sure to press the plastic directly on top of the custard so it doesn't get a "skin" on it. Refrigerate til completely cool. (Can be made up to a day in advance.)
Whipped Cream: In a medium bowl, whip cream on medium high speed til soft peaks form. Slowly add the sugar and vanilla and continue to beat til thick and stiff. Don't overbeat or you'll have butter!
Assembly: Arrange half of the banana slices evenly over bottom of cooled crust. Spread 1/3 of cooled pudding over bananas, then layer with 20 vanilla wafers. Spread 1/3 more pudding over vanilla wafers, then add the remainder of the banana slices and cover them with the last of the pudding. Spread the whipped cream over the entire pie and decorate with more vanilla wafers if desired.
The layers from the bottom up should be: vanilla wafer crust, bananas, pudding, vanilla wafers, pudding, bananas, pudding, whipped cream
Refrigerate at least for 4 hours. Overnight is best. Consume within 2 days.
NOTE: It's best to prepare the pudding in advance to allow it to chill properly.
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  1. There is a restuarant in my hometown who has a dessert similar to this! And I love it! Thanks for sharing this recipe! Enjoy your last few days of 2011! Happy New Year!

  2. mouth is watering! pretty sure i'm making this tonight!

  3. oh my must try this pie! even though i don't like bananas very much i can much appreciate the pie version :-) happy new years friend!

  4. Yummy! I can't wait to give this pie a try. It sounds wonderful and is sure to be a hit with the family.

  5. This sounds AMAZING. Do you think you could mix the vanilla pudding and bananas to make banana pudding? I've never done it. But banana pudding is seriously my favorite dessert, and my recipe involves banana pudding, bananas, whipped cream, and vanilla wafers. But in pie form! Delish! Can't wait to try!!!

  6. That looks so yummy. I can start my new years resolution tomorrow right?



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