Tuesday, November 25, 2008

"Fat Bottom" Banana Cream Pie

Here is the recipe for the previously mentioned pie from Pampered Chef. But I bolded the adjustments I have made that work out great.

  • 1/2 pkg (15oz) refrigerated pie crust (1 pre-made graham cracker crust)
  • 12 oz whipped topping (16oz, so there is plenty for garnish)
  • 6oz semi-sweet chocolate chips (milk chocolate for the sweets lovers!)
  • 1.5 cups cold milk
  • 5.1 oz vanilla instant pudding
  • 1/2 tsp rum extract (I don't use b/c it is too strong!)
  • 2 medium bananas (2 Large)
  • Strawberries for garnish (one carton will make 2 pies)

I am going to give you the directions like I make it...b/c that is just how I roll!

  1. Preheat oven to 425 for pie crust. Bake 10-12 min or until golden brown. Cool completely
  2. Combine 1.5 cups of whipped topping & chocolate chips, melt & stir. Remove 2 tbsp for garnish. Spread remaining chocolate mixture in bottom of pie & place in freezer while preparing pudding. (I put my bananas in before putting in the freezer, so they are 1/2 submerged in the chocolate)
  3. Combine milk, pudding mix, & rum extract. Whisk 1 min or until begins to thicken. Fold in 1.5 cups of whipped topping
  4. Slice 1.5 bananas; arrange slices over chocolate mixture in crust. Spread pudding over bananas. Refrigerate 30min
  5. To garnish, cut tip off bag with remaining chocolate mixture & squeeze over pie in decorative design. Pipe rosettes at edge of pie. Garnish with remaining 1/2 banana & strawberries, sliced.

*Calories per serving: 470

11 comments:

Jillene said...

I don't like pie but it looks good. I know that I just wouldn't like it--it's a texture thing for me!! But I will pass it along to my mom who loves to make pie and the rest of my family loves to eat it!!

Kristina P. said...

Thank you for sharing this! Delicious!

Jen said...

I feel SO loved! :) I can't wait to try it. And I'm sure that's the pie you made that you took a picture of, right? Because your pies always come out like that. Mine do, too.

Mary said...

Of course that is the pie I made...I added the spiral binding onto the pic later to give it that scrapbook feel ;o)
I never screw up recipes...like the last time I made brownies and decided to add 1 1/4 cups of water instead of 1/4...yea, I am just cool like that!

the letter Bee said...

Holy crap, that looks good! Do you always cook like this?

Mary said...

When I actually decide to cook, I normally go all out...b/c I rarely do.

Michelle said...

That looks so good. Mike and I are in charge of pies this year. To bad I was told not to bring anything banana to our thanksgiving dinner. :(

Word verification: queaders.

Wendyburd1 said...

I LOVE Banana Cream pie, but I use banana pudding when I make it. I want some now...thanks Mary! LOL

K and/or K said...

This sounds like heaven on earth! I wonder if it's too late to ask my aunt Barbie to make this instead of pumpkin pie tomorrow. Probably.

Mary said...

K- even though it is too late for Thanksgiving, plan on it for Christmas!!

Anonymous said...

Hi, very interesting post, greetings from Greece!