Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Going Bananas

It's a known fact that eating a desert made with fruit makes you feel less guilty than eating something made with chocolate.  That's because fruit is good for you, so your brain is tricked into thinking the desert is healthy and somehow less fattening, then let's say...chocolate cake.  Are you buying this? Me either.  Does it really matter? No, not so much. Why? Because you are going to eat it anyway.  Enough said. 

I made this pie on Saturday night.  It was late and I was very tired.  The pie came out great, which has to mean that the recipe is pretty much foolproof.   You really can't mess this up and trust me - it's always a crowd pleaser.   Here's how to make it. 

1/2 cup sugar
6 tablespoons flour
pinch of salt
2 1/2 cups milk
2 egg yolks
1 tablespoon butter
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 bananas
1/2 cup coconut
1 1/2 cups Cool Whip

In a double boiler mix sugar, flour, and salt. 

Gradually stir in milk and cook over boiling water. Stir continually until thickened.  Cover and cook for 10 minutes, stirring occasionally. 

In a separate bowl beat egg yolks.  Add them to a small amount of the milk mixture, and then return them to the double boiler.  (This is so the eggs don't scramble). 

Cook for about 2 more minutes, stirring constantly and then remove from the heat.  Stir in butter and vanilla. 

Let cool. 

Slice two bananas and line them into the bottom of a cooked 9 inch pie shell.

Pour the cooked mixture over the bananas and refrigerate overnight. 

Before serving top with Cool Whip.

Easter may be over, but the candy and leftover deserts are still alive and well.  I guess in this case, if you can't beat it - join it! The weather is supposed to be in the 70's this week, so my plan is to "walk off what I eat" so everything will pretty much even out.  Are you buying this? Me either.  Does it matter? No, not so much.  Why? Because I'm gonna eat it anyway.  Enough said.

I just can't help myself! 

See you all soon! 

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