Banana Creme & Chocolate Creme Pie

Have you been thinking about what yummy foods you're going to make for Christmas?  I have this itch to start making all kinds of baked goods right after Thanksgiving.  Remember to send recipes and pictures to my email: willtherebefoodthere@gmail.com

I know it's over but an all time MUST for Thanksgiving is Banana Creme and Chocolate Creme Pie.  For years I only liked Banana Creme Pie...not any other kind of pie.  Just Banana Creme.  I loved it.  My mom usually made at least THREE Banana Creme Pies - that's how much we liked it.
I went to my in laws for Thanksgiving.  They are BIG into making pies.  The pies are beautiful!  Now I love to bake but nothing I make looks pretty.  So I'm definitely out of my league there when it comes to making gorgeous pies.  BUT I was not going to have Thanksgiving without my favorite pies.  So I made them and they turned out GREAT!

(I was in a rush while making these pies...and took two pictures.  Sorry!)
1 baked and cooled pie shell
(I bought two frozen pie crusts this yr...)
2 cups milk
3/4 cup sugar
1/4 tsp salt
4-5 T flour
2 T cornstarch
2 eggs yolks
2 T butter
2 tsp vanilla
2 large bananas
Slice bananas into small pieces and lay on the bottom of the baked pie crust.
Scald milk in saucepan.  Combine sugar, salt, flour and cornstarch in bowl and mix together.  Pour slowly into saucepan with the milk.  Mix fast to avoid lumps.  Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly (which becomes very annoying) until mixture is bubbly and thickened.

 Cook for 8 minutes stirring constantly. (Again..annoying)  Beat egg yolks slightly.  Stir a small amount of hot mixture into egg yolks.  Return yolk mixtre to the saucepan - stir to blend.  Cook for about 3 minutes longer, stirring constantly.  Remove from heart.  Add butter and vanilla, mix well.  Pour into banana filled pie crust.  Cover with plastic and refrigerate until ready to eat!

1/2 cup sugar
1/3 cup flour
1/2 tsp. salt
2 1/2 cups milk
2 egg yolks
1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
1 T. butter
2 tsp vanilla
1 baked and cooled pie shell
Scald milk in saucepan.  Combine sugar, flour and salt bowl.  Mix and slowly add to heated saucepan.  Mix fast to avoid lumps.  Boil 2 minutes stirring constantly.   Add 2-3 tsp to egg yolks, mix well.  Add yolk mixture back to boiling saucepan.  Boil for 1 minute while stirring constantly.  Remove from heat.  Add butter, vanilla, and chocolate chps.  Stir well until blended.  Pour into baked pie shell.  Cover with plastic and refrigerate unil ready to eat!

1 comment:

  1. I made a banana cream pie one time and it didn't set...haha it was basically banana soup but still tasty....I was so pissed! I can't wait to try your recipe.