T's Banana Cream Pie Recipe

Step 1

Pastry Cream: In a heavy medium saucepan, combine tea bags, 1 3/4 cups milk, and sugar. Bring to boiling, stirring to dissolve sugar. Remove from heat, cover and set aside.

Step 2

In a small mixing bowl, gradually stir 1/4 c milk into cornstarch to form a smooth paste. Add egg. Beat at medium speed until b lended. Add egg yolks, one at a time, beating well after each addition.

Step 3

Remove tea bags from milk mixture, squeezing out as much milk as possible. Gradually beat hot milk mixture into egg mixture at low speed. Pour into a clean saucepan. Cook, whisking constantly, over medium-low heat until mixture becomes extrememly thick and boils.

Step 4

Pour into a large bowl. Add 4 tb butter and vanilla. Beat at medium speed until smooth. Pless plastic wrap directly on surface of pastry cream. Cool to room temperature, about 1 hour. Refrigerate until thoroughly chilled, about 2 hours.

Step 5

Pate Brisee: While pastry cream is cooling, in a food provcessor combine flours, salt, baking powder, and 1/2 c butter. Pulse with quick on/off pulses until mixture resembles peas.

Step 6

With processor running, gradually add ice water until dough cleans sides of bowl and forms a ball. Shape dough into a disc shape. Wrap and refrigerate at least 30 minutes.

Step 7

On a lightly floured surface, roll pastry into a 12" circle. Fit into a 9: pie plate. Roll edge under and flute. Prick dough all over with tines of fork. Cover and refrigerate for 30 minutes.

Step 8

Preheat oven to 425øF. Line pastry with double thickness of foil. Fill with dried beans. Bake at 425øF for 15 minutes. Remove foil and beans. Continue baking pastry shell 5-10 minutes until lightly browned. Cool on rack.

Step 9

Cream Topping: Beat cream until it just begins to hold its shapeGradually add 1 tb sugar and 1/2 tb tea., beating to stiff peaks. Cover and refrigerate.

Step 10

Filling: Stir pureed banana into chilled pastry cream until blended. Fold in 1/2 c cream topping, then sliced bananas.

Step 11

To Assemble: Mound banana cream filling into cooled pie shell. Spread with remaining cream topping. Cover and refrigerate at least 2 hours.

Source: Victoria Magazine, August 1994 Typed by Katherine Smith Cyberealm BBS Watertown NY 315-786-1120

Things You'll Need

------------PASTRY CREAM----------------
  • 2 Tea Bags
  • 1 3/4c Milk
  • 1/3c Sugar
  • 1/4c Milk
  • 1/4c Cornstarch
  • 1 Egg
  • 4 Egg Yolks
  • 4tb Unsalted Butter, cut up
  • 1/2ts Vanilla
------------PATE BRISEE-----------------
  • 1 1/4c Unbleached Flour
  • 1/3c Cake Flour
  • 1/2ts Salt
  • 1/4ts Baking Powder
  • 1/2c Unsalted Butter, cut up
  • 3tb To 5 Ice Water
-----------CREAM TOPPING----------------
  • 1 1/4c Heavy Cream
  • 1tb Sugar
  • 1/2tb Fruit-Flavored Tea, cold
--------BANANA CREAM FILLING------------
  • 5oz Banana, pureed
  • 15oz Bananas, sliced

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