Black Bottom Choco-Peanut Butter Banana Cream Pie

Diane Hopson Smith

By
@DeeDee2011

I used an old family favorite cream pie filling and spread over a decadent black bottom pie topped with banana's to create this recipe. You could use an instant vanilla pudding and pie filling, for a quicker version of this pie, if you prefer.

Cream Pie - Mimi's

Hope you enjoy!


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Serves:

6 to 8

Prep:

30 Min

Cook:

5 Min

Method:

Stove Top

Ingredients

BLACK BOTTOM

1
(9-inch) chocolate graham pie crust
1
egg white, slightly beaten (can use one of the 3 saved from cream filling)
1/4 c
heavy cream
4
(1-oz) squares semisweet chocolate
1/4 c
dry roasted peanuts, chopped
1
heaping spoonful of peanut butter
1 to 2
banana, peeled and sliced (ripe but not over ripe banana)

CREAM PIE

1/2 c
sugar
1/3 c
all purpose flour
pinch
salt
2 c
milk
1/3 c
butter
3 large
egg yolks, (reserve whites to freeze and use later or as a meringue topping)
1 tsp
pure vanilla extract

WHIPPED TOPPING

1 c
heavy whipping cream
1/4 c
powdered sugar
mini peanut butter cups, for garnish if desired
chopped dry roasted peanuts, for garnish if desired

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
2
BLACK BOTTOM:
Brush pie crust with slightly beaten egg white. (NOTE: you will not use the whole egg white, just brust the pie crust and disgard the rest). Bake for 5 minutes. Remove from oven and add Chocolate Filling.
3
In a heavy sauce pan over a low heat, melt chocolate in heavy cream. Once melted remove from heat and add chopped peanuts and peanut butter; spread evenly onto bottom of pie crust. Place in freezer to cool while preparing cream custard.
4
Once the pie crust/chocolate has cooled, layer sliced banana's over chocolater layer.
5
CREAM PIE FILLING:
In a double boiler, over medium heat combine; sugar, flour, and salt; add milk. Whisk and cook until mixture begins to thicken. Reduce heat slightly and then add egg yolks and continue to whisk and cook until mixture reaches a thick consistency.
6
Remove from heat, add; butter and vanilla. NOTE: Since I am using banana'a I will let this mixture come to room temperature before pouring into pie shell.
7
Pour pie filling into baked pie shell. Top with whipped topping.

NOTE: I had a little custard leftover. Refrigerate and enjoy with some vanilla wafers another time.
8
WHIPPED TOPPING:
Pour cold whipping cream into a cold bowl. Beat on high speed of hand mixer until it starts to thicken; add sugar and continue beating until it forms a peak.

NOTE: you can dollop onto pie or pipe a decorative design.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Pies, Puddings
Main Ingredient: Eggs
Regional Style: American
Other Tags: Quick & Easy, For Kids