Last Minute Banana Cream Pie

July 29, 2008 at 1:48 am (Recipes)

Here’s an extremely simple and straightforward recipe for Banana Cream Pie. This recipe is geared toward producing a fairly tasty yet fast and economical dessert. This one goes extremely fast in my neck of the woods. This pie  was made with a pre-baked single pie crust. You can do that if you want; I like going all out and slapping one of these bad-boys together with a graham crust.  It’s just far more sinful.

Last Minute Banana Cream Pie

Ingredients:

3 very ripe bananas (they gotta be nice and ripe otherwise the flavour won’t come through the same way)

1 prepared graham cracker crust (you can buy these in a pinch; I often make a few in advance to have on hand)

1 1/2 C instant vanilla pudding

1/2 C Dream Whip or other equally ‘nutritious’ brand

2 1/3 cup 2% milk 

Directions:

Slice bananas into rounds and lay in bottom of pie crust. Try to make it reasonably uniform but perfection would be wrong, here. Trust me. 

Now, some of us are fortunate enough to have stand mixers. Some of us aren’t, and I’m sorry. 

Combine pudding, Dream Whip and milk in a large bowl (or mixer) and beat on high speed for 4-7 minutes. Pour over the banana slices and using a rubber spatula, smoosh the pudding mixture down gently so that it sinks into any gaps between the bananas.

Cover, chill and serve with whipped cream. 

Not gourmet but damned good.

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