Banana Cream Pie

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Appears in Cook's Country August/September 2012

We wanted to have our silky-smooth, creamy banana cream pie and slice it, too. The impossible dream?

SERVES 8

TIME 1½ hours, plus 40 minutes steeping, 1½ hours cooling, and 5 hours chilling

Banana Cream Pie

WHY THIS RECIPE WORKS

This layered concoction of pastry cream and sliced bananas topped with whipped cream is often delicious and sometimes sliceable, but very rarely both. Using too much starch for stability resulted in a chalky, stodgy pastry cream. Instead, w...

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