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peanut butter banana pie

★★★★☆ 4
a recipe by
Roberta Broussard
Gatesville, TX

This pie is a little different with the peanut butter and bananas and I added chocolate! I saw a version of this on Food Network and thought it sounded good but couldn't find a copy of the recipe. I watched the video and wrote down the ingredients and directions. I didn't have the exact amounts to anything so I came up with my own version. I gave it some shortcuts, added some things and took away some. I get all my flavoring except vanilla from Lorann oils. Here is the link: You might also try eBay and other sites to get them cheaper. Hope you like it! Robann

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There are a few steps to this cool, creamy and very rich pie, but don't let that deter you. It's delightful! The vanilla wafer crust is a nice base for all the yumminess on top. The bananas and homemade custard almost become a thick banana pudding once in the crust. The fluffy peanut butter topping we could eat with a spoon.

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★★★★☆ 4
serves 8
prep time 1 Hr
method Bake

Ingredients For peanut butter banana pie

  • 1 1/2 c
    vanilla wafer crumbs
  • 1/3 c
    butter or margarine, softened
  • 1/4 c
  • 1
    egg white, reserve yolk
  • 3
    bananas, sliced
  • 1/4 c
    orange juice, fresh or bottle
  • 2 Tbsp
  • 1/2 c
  • 1/8 tsp
  • 1 c
  • 1 c
    heavy cream
  • 2 lg
    egg yolks, reserve whites
  • 1 tsp
    vanilla extract
  • 1/8 tsp
    banana extract
  • 8 oz
    cream cheese, room temperature
  • 1 c
    powdered sugar
  • 1/2 c
    peanut butter, creamy
  • 8 oz
    Cool Whip
  • 1/8 c
    chocolate chips, mini
  • crushed peanuts
  • chocolate chips, mini
  • caramel sauce

How To Make peanut butter banana pie

  • Vanilla wafers crushed in a bowl with butter, sugar, and spices.
    Crust: Preheat oven 350 degrees. Put about 40 vanilla wafers into food processor or hand crush. Combine vanilla wafer crumbs, sugar, and softened butter, mix well.
  • Vanilla wafer crust pressed into a pie plate.
    Press into 9-inch pie plate.
  • Brushing an egg white over the crust.
    Brush with egg white.
  • Baking the crust in the oven.
    Put in oven and bake 10 minutes. Watch closely so it doesn't burn! Cool completely before you add the bananas and custard. You can buy vanilla wafer crust at the grocery store but I think this is better.
  • Squeezing orange juice over sliced bananas in a bowl.
    Slice bananas and put in 1/4 cup orange juice, this will prevent them from browning and add a little zip!
  • Adding bananas to baked pie crust.
    Drain bananas and place on the bottom of pie crust.
  • Adding custard ingredients to a saucepan.
    Custard: Add cornstarch, sugar, salt, both kinds of milk, egg yolks, vanilla and banana flavorings. You must stir constantly this while adding ingredients until well blended and smooth before putting on the heat.
  • Simmering custard on the stove until it gets thick.
    Turn on the heat and keep stirring until thick and bubbly.
  • Pouring custard over prepared bananas in pie crust.
    Remove from heat and pour on top of bananas in pie crust.
  • Peanut butter and cream cheese mixed in a bowl.
    Peanut Butter Topping: Mix with mixer cream cheese and powdered sugar until smooth. Add 1/4 cup peanut butter, mix well. At this point taste the mixture to see if you like the strength of the peanut butter and add more if you want. I added another 1/4 cup (1/2 cup total) which I really liked. Blend additional peanut butter until smooth and creamy.
  • Folding Cool Whip and chocolate chips into peanut butter mixture.
    Take 8oz container of Cool Whip and 1/4 cup mini chocolate chips and fold into peanut butter mixture. Do not over stir.
  • Peanut butter mixture on top of custard and bananas.
    Place peanut butter topping on top of custard.
  • Pie garnished with whipped cream, caramel, and chocolate chips.
    Garnish (optional): Drizzle with caramel sauce. Top with crushed peanuts and/or mini chocolate chips.
  • 14
    Refrigerate until set - 5-6 hours or overnight.