• 2 Ratings

For this banana cream pie recipe, the fat is cut and calories reduced while presentation remains more special than ever.

Source: Better Homes and Gardens
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Banana Cream Pie

Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Prepare Baked Pastry Shell as directed, except add 2 tablespoons sugar and cocoa powder with the flour when making the dough.

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  • For filling, in a heavy saucepan combine 1/2 cup sugar and flour. Gradually stir in milk. Cook and stir over medium heat until mixture is thickened and bubbly. Cook and stir for 1 minute more. Remove from heat. Gradually stir about 1 cup of the hot mixture into the egg product. Return all of the egg mixture to the saucepan. Bring almost to a boil. Cook and stir 2 minutes more. Remove from heat. Stir in vanilla.

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  • Thinly slice the 2 bananas and arrange slices over bottom of crust. Pour the hot filling into crust. Cover and cool on wire rack until set. Cover and chill to store.

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  • To serve, garnish pie around edge with dessert topping and 1 sliced banana. (Dip banana slices in lemon juice to prevent browning.) Drizzle with apricot spreadable fruit. Garnish with mint leaves. Makes 8 servings.

Nutrition Facts (Banana Cream Pie)

313 calories; 8 g total fat; 2 g saturated fat; 2 mg cholesterol; 143 mg sodium. 54 g carbohydrates; 1 g fiber; 8 g protein;

Baked Pastry Shell

Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Stir together flour and salt. Cut in shortening. Moisten dough with water, adding 1 tablespoon at a time and tossing with a fork. On a lightly floured surface, roll dough into a 12-inch circle. Ease pastry into a 9-inch pie plate. Trim pastry to 1/2 inch beyond edge of pie plate. Fold under extra pastry. Crimp edge. Prick bottom and side of pastry. Line pastry with a double thickness of foil. Bake in a 450°F oven for 8 minutes. Remove foil. Bake for 5 to 6 minutes more or until golden brown. Cool on wire rack.

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