Sunday, July 20, 2014

Quick n Easy Black Bottom Banan Cream Pie

Good morning friends~
I came up with a twist for a very easy Banana Cream Pie yesterday! Just wanted to share with all of you.
In a food processor pulverize 9 graham crackers (usually one sleeve) + 6 T. melted butter + 1 heaping T. granulated sugar. Mix well and press into a pie plate. Bake at 375 for 7 mins. Let cool.
Here's the twist: melt 1/3 c. chocolate chips (I used bittersweet) + 1 T. milk ~ spread over bottom of the cooled crust and let cool again.

Prepare a 3 oz. box of vanilla or banana pudding with 1 3/4 c. milk ~ spread over chocolate bottom.

Slice a LARGE banana as thin as possible and lay them down on the pudding. This particular banana gave me just the right amount!
Whip a pint of heavy whipping cream + 1/2 vanilla extract and 1 T. powdered sugar and spread in a pretty design over the top of the bananas.
Top with a pretty flower from your garden!
This pie is best chilled very well.
Enjoy with a favorite cup of coffee or milk! Yummy!