Sunday, February 06, 2005

Recipe for Banana Cream Pie

Banana Cream Pie
1/3 cup plus1/4 cup sugar
3 Tablespoons cornstarch
1/4 Teaspoon salt
1 1/2 cups milk
2 egg yolks,lightly beaten
2 Tablespoons butter
2 Teaspoons vanilla
2 egg whites
3 bananas, sliced
One 9-inch prebaked pie shell
In a saucepan over medium heat, combine 1/3 cup sugar with the cornstarch and salt. Blend in milk, then egg yolks. Cook and stir until mixture thickens. Remove from heat; stir in butter and vanilla. Cool to room temperature. Beat egg whites until soft peaks form; gradually add 1/4 cup sugar and beat until stiff peaks form. Fold into egg yolk mixture. In pie shell, alternative layers of banana slices and cream filling. Cover and chill. Top with whipped cream and additional sliced bananas, if desired.
Serves 6 to 8 people

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