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Favorite Banana Cream Pie

 
Favorite Banana Cream Pie
Image © Taste of Home
This recipe belongs to the top 10% of the most popular recipes.popular
This recipe is vegetarian.vegetarian
 
One serving costs about $0.61

$0.61 per serving

361 people like this recipe

361 likes

This recipe is ready in 25 minutes

Ready in 25 minutes

spoonacular Score:68%

Spoonacular Score: 68%

 

Favorite Banana Cream Pie might be just the dessert you are searching for. This recipe serves 8. Watching your figure? This lacto ovo vegetarian recipe has 384 calories, 6g of protein, and 22g of fat per serving. For 61 cents per serving, this recipe covers 7% of your daily requirements of vitamins and minerals. If you have sugar, eggs, bananas, and a few other ingredients on hand, you can make it. 361 person found this recipe to be tasty and satisfying. From preparation to the plate, this recipe takes approximately 25 minutes. It is brought to you by Taste of Home. Overall, this recipe earns a good spoonacular score of 68%. Users who liked this recipe also liked Favorite Banana Cream Pie, My Favorite Banana Muffins {with Cream Cheese Kisses}, and Strawberries and Cream Pie.

Ingredients

Servings:
1 cup
1 cup sugar
sugar
0.25 cups
0.25 cups cornstarch
cornstarch
0.5 tsps
0.5 tsps salt
salt
3 cups
3 cups milk
milk
2
2  eggs
eggs
3 Tbsps
3 Tbsps butter
butter
1 tsp
1 tsp vanilla extract
vanilla extract
1
1  puff pastry shell
puff pastry shell
2
2  bananas
bananas
1 cup
1 cup heavy whipping cream
heavy whipping cream
1 cup sugar
1 cup
sugar
0.25 cups cornstarch
0.25 cups
cornstarch
0.5 tsps salt
0.5 tsps
salt
3 cups milk
3 cups
milk
2  eggs
2
eggs
3 Tbsps butter
3 Tbsps
butter
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 tsp
vanilla extract
1  puff pastry shell
1
puff pastry shell
2  bananas
2
bananas
1 cup heavy whipping cream
1 cup
heavy whipping cream

Equipment

plastic wrap
plastic wrap
sauce pan
sauce pan
frying pan
frying pan
plastic wrap
plastic wrap
sauce pan
sauce pan
frying pan
frying pan


Instructions

Read the detailed instructions on Taste of Home

Price Breakdown

Cost per Serving: $0.61
Ingredient
1 cup sugar
1/4 cup cornstarch
3 cups milk
2 eggs
3 tablespoons butter
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 puff pastry shell
2 bananas
1 cup heavy whipping cream
Price
$0.28
$0.14
$0.99
$0.48
$0.36
$0.30
$0.72
$0.31
$1.29
$4.87

Tips

Health Tips

  • If you can, choose grassfed butter for a better nutritional profile—more vitamins, a favorable omega 3/6 ratio, etc.

  • Studies have shown people who drink full fat milk are thinner than those who drink low-fat or fat-free milk instead. Keep that in mind before you decide to swap. If you want to go dairy free, however, you can replace milk with unsweetened soy milk in most recipes.

  • Although the body needs salt to survive, most of us get too much. The problem with consuming too much salt (what chemists call "sodium chloride") is actually the sodium part, which is why people concerned about high blood pressure go on low-sodium diets. If you are trying to reduce salt in your diet, you can try salt substitutes like potassium chloride or try to make do with less salt by using more black pepper, herbs, and spices.

  • If you're trying to cut back on sugar, consider replacing some of the sugar in this recipe with a sweetener like Stevia or Splenda. If you're against these kinds of sweeteners, start reducing the amount of real sugar you use until your tastebuds adjust.

  • get more health tips

Price Tips

  • Most dairy products stay good well past their sell-by date. Instead of throwing out perfectly safe food that is just a few days or maybe even a week or two old, make sure the product smells fine, has a normal texture, and doesn't taste funny. Sniff testing isn't exactly rocket science and it can keep you from wasting food (and money).

Cooking Tips

  • Corn starch, potato starch, arrowroot powder, and tapioca powder are all comparable in terms of thickening ability, so you can usually substitute them 1:1. Flour, on the other hand, is only half as effective, so if you are using flour instead of corn starch or one of the others named, you'll need to use twice as much.

  • Corn starch can be added directly to cold liquids, but to avoid lumps corn starch must be mixed with a cold liquid (usually water or stock) before it can be added to hot liquids like soup or gravy. This mixture of corn starch in a cold liquid is called a "slurry."

  • Confused by the different types of cream — Most differences arise from the fat content of the cream, and whether or not the cream has been "soured" by adding lactic acid bacteria to give it a tangy flavor.

  • Butter's incredible flavor has made it an extremely popular cooking fat, but it is important to know that butter has the lowest smoke point of almost any cooking fat. This means butter literally starts to smoke at a lower temperature than most other fats between 250-350 degrees Fahrenheit. So while butter is great for cooking at lower temperatures, you should probably use canola oil, coconut oil, or another oil with a higher smoke point for frying and other high temperature cooking.

  • get more cooking tips

Green Tips

  • To avoid antibiotics, hormones, and other nasties in your milk, choose organic whenever possible. If you can't afford organic, look for milk labeled hormone and antibiotic free. It is often less expensive.

Disclaimer

Nutritional Information

Quickview
383 Calories
5g Protein
21g Total Fat
43g Carbs
1% Health Score
Limit These
Calories
383
19%

Fat
21g
33%

  Saturated Fat
12g
76%

Carbohydrates
43g
14%

  Sugar
33g
37%

Cholesterol
102mg
34%

Sodium
264mg
12%

Get Enough Of These
Protein
5g
11%

Vitamin B2
0.28mg
17%

Vitamin A
795IU
16%

Calcium
132mg
13%

Phosphorus
128mg
13%

Selenium
8µg
13%

Vitamin D
1µg
11%

Vitamin B12
0.57µg
10%

Vitamin B6
0.17mg
8%

Potassium
270mg
8%

Vitamin B5
0.69mg
7%

Manganese
0.12mg
6%

Vitamin B1
0.09mg
6%

Magnesium
21mg
5%

Folate
21µg
5%

Vitamin E
0.68mg
5%

Zinc
0.63mg
4%

Fiber
0.89g
4%

Copper
0.07mg
3%

Vitamin C
2mg
3%

Vitamin B3
0.55mg
3%

Iron
0.49mg
3%

Vitamin K
2µg
3%

covered percent of daily need

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