To laugh often and much, to win the respect of intelligent people and the affection of children, to earn the appreciation of honest critics and endure the betrayal of false friends, to appreciate beauty, to find the best in others, to leave the world a bit better, whether by a healthy child, a garden patch, or a redeemed social condition, to know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived. This is to have succeeded.
~Ralph Waldo Emerson
February 2, 2015
VANILLA BANANA CREAM PIE
No other dessert harkens us back to childhood
and all those sweet memories, as does a pie.
It can be served simple and unadorned, or piled high with fruit and cream.....
we all love them!
The Banana Cream Pie is so much a southern favorite,
that you are probably standing at the head of the line to get your slice.....
Vanilla Banana Cream Pie 3/4 cup sugar 1/3 cup flour 1/4 t. salt 2 cups whole milk 3 slightly beaten egg yolks 2 T. butter 1 t. vanilla 1 (9-inch) baked and cooled pastry shell 3 fresh bananas Whipping cream Shaved unsweetened chocolate
In a medium saucepan, combine sugar, flour and salt. Gradually stir in the milk. Cook and stir over medium heat, stirring constantly until bubbly. Cook for 2 minutes. Remove from heat.
Stir a small amount of the custard into the egg yolks. This serves to temper the yolks. Return this mixture into the hot custard and continue to cook over medium heat for 2 minutes.
Remove from heat and add in butter and vanilla. Pour into the cooled pie shell over 3 sliced bananas. I sprinkle the bananas with a spritz of lemon juice to keep from browning. Top with whipped cream and shaved chocolate!