Banana Pie with Chocolate Glaze

Kitchen Tested
  • Yield 8 servings

Banana pudding fans will love this fabulous pie.

Ingredients

Crust and Filling:
2 cups finely crushed reduced-fat vanilla wafters
2 tablespoons margarine or butter, melted
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2-3 bananas, sliced
Custard Filling (recipe follows)
Glaze (recipe follows)
Custard:
3 tablespoons cornstarch
3/4 cup sugar
1 1/2 cups skim milk
1 large egg, slightly beaten
1 teaspoon butter extract
Glaze:
1 tablespoon cocoa
1 tablespoon margarine or butter, melted
3 tablespoons confectioners' sugar
1 tablespoon hot water, if needed

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 375F.
  2. To prepare the crust and filling: In a 9-inch pie plate, mix vanilla wafers, margarine, and vanilla together and pat into the pie plate. Bake for 5 to 7 minutes or until golden brown. Cool and arrange banana slices on top of crust.
  3. To prepare the custard: In a medium saucepan, mix together the cornstarch and sugar. Gradually add the milk and heat, stirring constantly until mixture comes to a boil. Gradually add about 3/4 cup hot custard to egg, stirring and then transfer back to pot; continue cooking for one minute. Remove from heat; add extract and spoon custard over top of bananas.
  4. To prepare the glaze: In a small bowl mix cocoa, margarine, and confectioners’ sugar. Gradually add water to make a thick glaze consistency. Pour glaze on top to cover.

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