Monday, April 23, 2012


Sunday's dinner included burgers on the grill with potato salad and baked beans. I made this banana cream pie for dessert.


1 pie shell, baked and cooled
3 cups half and half
1/3 cup cornstarch
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1/4 teaspoon salt
2 eggs plus 1 egg yolk
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 tablespoons butter
3 medium-sized bananas
Cool Whip

Banana chips for decoration

In a medium saucepan stir together sugar, cornstarch, and salt.  Add half and half and eggs.  Cook over medium heat until mixture comes to a boil and thickens (about 5 or 6 minutes).  Remove from heat and add 2 tablespoons butter and 1 teaspoon vanilla.  Stir until smooth.  Use your favorite pie crust and pre-bake and cool.  Place a layer of cream filling and slice 1-1/2 bananas followed by cream filling and the rest of the bananas.  Chill.  Cover with Cool Whip or meringue.  Add baked banana chips for decoration.