National Day, recipes

National Banana Cream Pie Day

Banana Cream Pie Day by Tasty.comPhoto from tasty.com

National Banana Cream Pie Day is annually recognized on March 2nd.

Some facts about this pie:

  • Banana Cream Pie was ranked the number one dessert among U.S. soldiers in the 1950s.
  • The earliest mention of the banana pie was 1880.
  • The earliest mention of the banana cream pie comes from the Blue Ribbon Cookbook in 1906.

Recipe (Tasty.com):

Ingredients

1 refrigerated pie crust                                2 cups milk

3.4 oz banana pudding mix                         3 cups unsweetened whipped cream

2 bananas, sliced

Preparation

  1. Preheat oven to 450 F  (230 C)
  2. Place pie crust in a 9-inch (23 cm) pie dish. With fork, poke holes all around the bottom of the crust.
  3. Bake crust in oven for 10-12 minutes.
  4. In a large bowl, combine banana pudding mix and milk. Whisk vigorously until thick, about 2 minutes.
  5. Add two-thirds of the whipped cream to the bowl and fold in until evenly mixed.
  6. Remove the crust from the oven and allow to cool. Add a layer of banana slices to cover the bottom of the crust.
  7. Top the banana layer with the pudding and whipped cream mixture and chill for at least 3 hours.
  8. Top chilled pie with remaining whipped cream.
  9. Decorate with left-over banana slices. Slice pie and serve. Serves 8.

 

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