Old-Fashioned Banana Cream Pie

Ingredients

  • 1 (9 inch) pie crusts, baked
  • 3 cups whole milk
  • 3⁄4 cup white sugar
  • 1⁄3 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1⁄4 teaspoon salt
  • 3 egg yolks, slightly beaten
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 3 bananas

Instructions

1 _ Have baked 9-inch pie shell ready.

2 _ In a large saucepan, scald the milk.

3 _ In another saucepan, combine the sugar, flour and salt; gradually stir in the scalded milk.

4 _ Over medium heat, stirring constantly, cook until thickened.

5 _ Cover and, stirring occasionally, cook for two minutes longer.

6 _ In a small bowl, have the 3 egg yolks, slightly beaten, ready; stir a small amount of the hot mixture into beaten yolks; when thoroughly combined, stir yolks into hot mixture.

7 _ Cook for one minute longer, stirring constantly.

8 _ Remove from heat and blend in the butter and vanilla.

9 _ Let sit until lukewarm.

10 _ When ready to pour, slice bananas and scatter in pie shell; pour warm mixture over bananas.

11 _ If desired, make a meringue (you'll have 3 leftover egg whites) to top the pie, or just let the pie cool until serving.

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