This is J’s favorite pie. I tried to make it for Thanksgiving last year, but I failed miserably. I tried again, and this time success! I’m not a big fan of desserts with bananas (except bananas carmelized in rum and ladled over ice cream), but I have to admit this pie was pretty good. I still prefer this fruit tart… Berries>bananas any day.
Banana cream pie is relatively easy to make. First prepare and prebake a pie crust. I made a sweet, buttery crust. After the crust has cooled, cover with banana slices.
Then make a custard, slice your bananas and layer your pie..
Some people enjoy smothering banana cream pie with whipped cream. I think there is enough dairy to go around and prefer to serve mine with no toppings.
The recipe is adapted from Joy of Cooking.