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  • Flaky Pie Dough for a 1 crust pie
  • Filling: 2 1/2 cups milk
  • 2/3 cup sugar
  • Pinch salt
  • 1/3 cup cornstarch
  • 3 large eggs
  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter, softened
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2 large bananas, sliced
  • Topping:
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract


  • Prepare and bake the crust following package directions.
  • To make the filling, combine 2 cups milk, sugar and salt in a nonreactive saucepan; whisk to mix and bring to a boil over low heat.
  • Place remaining 1/2 cup milk in a mixing bowl and
  • whisk in cornstarch, then eggs.
  • Return milk and sugar mixture to a boil over low heat then whisk about a third of it into the egg mixture.
  • Return milk and sugar mixture to a boil once more and whisk in the egg mixture, whisking constantly until the filling thickens and comes to a boil.
  • Allow to boil, whisking constantly, for about 30 seconds. Remove from heat, whisk in butter and vanilla; pour into a nonreactive bowl.
  • Press plastic wrap against the surface of the filling and chill until it is approximately 75 degrees.
  • Fold the bananas into the cooled filling and spread it evenly in the cooled crust.
  • To finish the pie, whip the cream with the sugar and vanilla until it holds a firm peak.
  • Use a hand mixer on medium speed or a heavyduty mixer fitted with the whisk.
  • Spread the cream over the filling, making sure it touches the edges of the crust all around.

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