How to make it

  • Prepare a single piecrust and press it into a 9" pie pan, fluting the crust around the pie pan rim.
  • Sprinkle 1 teaspoon of sugar over the crust and poke a few holes in the crust using fork tines.
  • Bake crust at 375 degrees until it is lightly browned (usually about 10 to 12 minutes).
  • Cool crust while filling is cooking.
  • To prepare filling, combine sugar, flour and salt in top of double boiler.
  • Add milk slowly, mixing thoroughly with a whisk.
  • Cook over rapidly boiling water until it is well thickened, stirring constantly (I have done this without a double boiler, stirring the mixture constantly to prevent lumps and sticking to the bottom of the pan - just watch it closely and never get it too hot…just a soft simmer).
  • Cook 10 minutes longer, stirring occasionally.
  • Place eggs in a small cup and beat them lightly; add some of the hot filling to the eggs to “temper” them, then pour egg mixture back into hot filling mixture while beating quickly.
  • Cook 1 minute longer.
  • Remove pan from heat and add butter and extract; stir to blend it into filling.
  • Cover pan with a piece of waxed paper and allow filling to cool.
  • While filling is cooling, prepare meringue.
  • In a small saucepan (or I use the microwave) dissolve cornstarch in cold water and then add the boiling water; cook until it is clear (this goes very quickly) – set pan aside.
  • In a mixing bowl, beat egg whites until thick, then gradually beat in the sugar, salt and extract; beat until peaks can be formed.
  • Carefully fold in the cornstarch mixture.
  • When ready to assemble pie, slice bananas and place in bottom of baked crust; cover bananas immediately with cooled filling (I like to slice my bananas and coat them with just a bit of Fruit Fresh to prevent them from browning, then place them in the crust).
  • Pile meringue over pie filling, being sure to bring it all the way to the fluted crust edges and sealing the filling beneath the meringue.
  • Bake at 375 degrees until meringue tips/peaks are lightly browned, about 8 to 12 minutes.
  • NOTE: I know this says to cool the filling completely before assembling the pie, but my BEST memory of my grandmother’s pie was when she served it to me with the filling still slightly warm and the meringue freshly baked on top. The filling would usually ooze out from beneath the meringue a bit, but who cared? It was the best thing ever!
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Filling thickened and ready for yolks etc   Close
Temper yolks with some hot filling before adding to pot   Close
Add tempered yolks butter and extract and cook for 1 more minute   Close
Bake crust and line with sliced bananas   Close
Spread filling over bananas   Close
Meringue cornstarch mixture cooked til clear   Close
Fold cooked cornstarch mixture into beaten egg whites etc   Close
Spread meringue over filling   Close
Baked meringue   Close

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    " It was excellent "
    gagagrits ate it and said...
    That's some good memories you brought up for everyone. You should feel blessed, just puttin' a smile on our faces, just remembering,"simple times". Great post and a wonderful recipe, Thanks Krum.
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  • michellem 9 years ago
    Oh the sweet memories of our Grandmas...I can still see my Grandma in her kitchen rolling out pie crust for us..I miss her so much. THis Banana Cream Pie looks so good..thank you.
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    " It was excellent "
    lasaf ate it and said...
    Isn't it funny that the recipe that I have been looking for, for years, is one your guam made. I also carry a towel on my shoulder, after 20 years of making and selling eyeglasses, I just got used to it. I need a bib more than I need an apron. -Lori
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    " It was excellent "
    juels ate it and said...
    This pie sounds oh, so good! Thanks to you and "Gaum" for this great post!
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    " It was excellent "
    chef_irish ate it and said...
    Oh Krum I Love Banana Cream Pie...and This Sounds Fabulous!!! High 555555
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  • cabincrazyone 9 years ago
    From scratch ... this is my favorite cream pie! Sounds great. Thanks.
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    " It was excellent "
    momo_55grandma ate it and said...
    Guams pie sounds delicous print and save thanks Krum
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