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Don’t be intimidated by the number steps in this recipe. It’s really easy to make and very delish! People will be asking for seconds, even ask for the recipe!
Bake pie shell according to package instructions then remove from the oven and set aside to cool.
Melt butter in a saute pan over low heat then add banana slices and cook for a minute to two minutes (do not overcook or the bananas will cook down).
Add brown sugar, vanilla and cinnamon, stirring for two minutes (this avoids cooking down of bananas). Turn off heat, add rum and walnuts. Stir and cool. (It will thicken as it cools).
For the cream layer:
In a medium saucepan over medium heat, combine half-and-half, six tablespoons (from the 1/2 cup of) sugar and salt. Bring to a simmer, stirring occasionally (till sugar is dissolved). Keep on low heat while making the yolk mixture.
In a small bowl, whisk egg yolks together till smooth. Add remaining sugar and whisk till combined. Set aside.
In another small bowl, whisk together cornstarch and 1/2 teaspoon of water till fully blended. Add cornstarch to yolk mixture, whisking till fully blended.
Take the half-and-half mixture and pour some of it very slowly (just a little) into the yolk mixture whisking fast (too much and fast could cook the eggs!).
Pour the yolk mixture back into the pan with the remaining half-and-half mixture and continue to cook over medium heat. Whisk constantly until mixture is thickened and glossy. Remove from heat and stir in butter slices and vanilla extract until fully blended.
Strain cream through a fine mesh strainer into a medium bowl. Make sure that you push it all thoroughly and maybe even do it twice to remove any lumps. Cover the top of the custard mixture with plastic wrap (prevents from skin-forming) and let it cool to room temp.
For the pie assembly:
Pour Bananas Foster into the cooled pastry shell.
Next,take electric mixer on medium speed to pastry cream to make it creamier to pudding-like consistency and spread the cooled pastry cream over the bananas Foster.
Place plastic wrap on pastry cream top and chill in refridgerator.
When ready to serve, remove plastic wrap and decorate the top. You can garnish with whipped topping/whipped cream, sprinkles, chopped nuts, dried banana chips, or something else if like.
* I highly recommend using Rich’s Bettercreme or Rich’s Whipped Topping and a very good-quality caramel sauce to complement the pie!
Banana cupcakes with Nutella and vanilla swirl buttercream.
Nancy is the Coupon Clipping Cook, which means she not only has an astounding number of recipes to share with us (her TK recipe box is busting at the seams!) but she's also got loads of money-saving tips in her blog (she worked at a grocery store for a number of years, so she knows her stuff). She has some pretty amazing creations, like Roasted Garlic Potato Soup and Nutty Coconut Chicken. Go check them out!
Heather is a Texas native and the blogger behind Heather's Dish. She's mom to Weston, wife to Nate, and they live in Little Rock, Arkansas with their two "stubborn and saucy" dogs Bunker and Keira. In her blog, she shares her photographs, random musings (serious and silly alike), and all kinds of scrumptious recipes---and not just evil variations of her favorite mac and cheese. Her enviable TK recipe box is a testament to that. Go see for yourself!