Banana Cream Pie

by Suzanne on December 29, 2012

in Sweet Things

If you want to know what my favorite pie is well…this is it “banana cream pie”, although lemon meringue takes a close second. We usually have pie for Thanksgiving and everyone brings their favorite. This year we decided not have our traditional Thanksgiving at home and we opted to go camping in our RV to the beach in Florida. It was just our little family plus our exchange student Michelle at the beach enjoying the sun and the sand. We had a few cool days but mostly it was beautiful and pleasant weather during the day.

Although we didn’t have a traditional Thanksgiving celebration I still made this lovely banana cream pie while at the beach and we devoured it. One of the best things about this pie is, you make the cream filling in the microwave. Yes, you read it right m-i-c-r-o-w-a-v-e! My good blogger friend Paula over at Salad in Jar posted this recipe a while back and every since I tried it I make pie more often. I’m not sure if that is a good thing or not. I know my family loves this recipe because I’ve made it several times and each time they are giving me the awe, ohh! If you need a wonderful pie recipe that is fool proof then you really need to make Paula’s recipe. I promise, you will not be disappointed and she gives directions for the chocolate variation too… so go and check out her recipe and give it a try.

Banana Cream Pie

2 1/4 cups milk any type meaning skim, 1%, 2% etc.
4 egg yolks
2/3 cup sugar
1/4 cup cornstarch
1/8 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon vanilla bean paste or vanilla extract
2 tablespoons butter
8 or 9-inch baked pie crust my favorite crust is found here.

Please go to Salad in a Jar site for the complete instructions.

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1 Kim - Liv Life December 29, 2012 at 10:16 am

I love your beach pictures!!! I’ll be that it is a Thanksgiving that you will always remember, those are special.
My daughter adores banana, and anything sweet. I’m guessing she would devour this pie! I think I’m inspired!!

2 Melissa December 29, 2012 at 12:33 pm

I love banana pies! yours looks fabulous! =)

3 The Café Sucré Farine December 29, 2012 at 6:58 pm

Suzanne, this looks wonderful! What a fun Thanksgiving you had! The photos of it look amazing!

4 Suzanne December 30, 2012 at 7:23 pm

thanks Chris, we had a wonderful time.

5 Patty December 29, 2012 at 10:12 pm

Hi Suzanne!
Looks like such a fun trip to the beach;-). And you made my favorite pie for your beautiful family, doesn’t get any better than this! Happy New Year to you;-)

6 Suzanne December 30, 2012 at 7:21 pm

thanks Patty, we really had a nice relaxing time and none of the holiday stress.

7 Laura (Tutti Dolci) December 30, 2012 at 12:13 am

Beautiful pie, Suzanne! Happy New Year to you! 🙂

8 Jen Laceda @ Tartine and Apron Strings December 30, 2012 at 12:50 am

Good choice going to Florida for Thanksgiving! At least you had sun and sand while we are bundled up here in Canada! Banana cream pie is one of those all-American pies, like apple pie! And yours look so sunshine-y bright and happy, like a plate of sun beams! I just want to dig in with my fork…A wonderful cream pie, Suzanne. You are such a talented cook / baker, who brings food that makes people smile 🙂

9 Suzanne December 30, 2012 at 7:20 pm

Thanks Jen, your so sweet. It really was nice for a change of pace reminded me of being home in CA. for the holidays.

10 Magic of Spice December 30, 2012 at 3:18 pm

Wow the microwave, would have never though. Looks so creamy and delicious!

11 Suzanne December 30, 2012 at 6:54 pm

I know it’s really hard to believe but true and it’s awesome.

12 Lisa {AuthenticSuburbanGourmet} December 30, 2012 at 3:49 pm

Love your photos!! I bet it was fun to break the tradition and do something different. Believe it or not, I have never had banana cream pie. Now I have a great recipe to try – thank you!!!

13 Suzanne December 30, 2012 at 6:50 pm

Wow Lisa, I thought it was American as apple pie. I hope you do try it you will love it and find that it is so easy to make.

14 Terra December 30, 2012 at 9:47 pm

Banana cream pie is my all time favorite pie too!!! I adore the sweet treat, and do a happy dance with every bite:-) Your pie looks wonderful, and way to get creative making it while enjoying your family! Yum, Hugs, Terra

15 Erin @ Dinners, Dishes and Desserts January 3, 2013 at 2:54 pm

Love that this uses the microwave – how easy to make anywhere!

16 Jean (Lemons and Anchovies) January 4, 2013 at 11:46 am

One of my all-time favorites! Now I won’t be happy until I have a taste!

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