Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Banana Cream Pie (cooked)

9 inch baked pie crust
3 Tbsp cornstarch
1 1/2 cups water- cold
1 can (14 ounces) sweetened condensed milk
3 egg yolks beaten
3 Tbsp butter
1 tsp vanilla extract
3 medium bananas, sliced and dipped in lemon concentrate to prevent discoloration
whipped cream

In heavy saucepan dissolve cornstarch in cold water. Stir in sweetened condensed milk and egg yolks. cook and stir until thickened and bubbly stirring constantly. Remove from heat and stir in butter. Arrange 2 bananas on bottom of pie crust. Pour filling over top. Chill 4 hours or till set. Spread top with whipped cream and garnish with remaining banana slices.

* you can use the egg whites for merengue. Beat together 3 egg whites, 1/4 cup of sugar and 1/4 tsp cream of tartar till stiff peaks form. Bake in 300* oven till nice and brown.

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