Time: 30 minutes plus good 6 hours to set
“I’ve looked at the clouds that way” – don’t let the clouds get in your way… This is a day to blow the clouds away and the best way to do this is to make banana cream pie, invite family and friends over and have some great conversation over coffee and tea. Then, when you look back on today, and the next time you hear this song, you will smile…and say ” I love you right out loud”.
Music Selection: Joni Mitchell – Both Sides Now (her later version is our favourite)
1 baked deep dish pie crust or make your own pate brisee
1 cup sugar
¼ cup cornstarch
½ tsp salt
3 cups whole milk
2 large eggs, lightly beaten
3 Tbsp butter
1 ½ tsp vanilla
3 large firm bananas
2 cups whipped cream (1 cup cream, whipped with 2 Tbsp sugar and 1 tsp vanilla)
In large saucepan, mix sugar, cornstarch and salt. Slowly mix in milk and stir until smooth. Cook over medium to high heat until thickened and bubbly. Reduce heat, remove about ¼ cup of hot liquid and slowly stream, mix into eggs. Return eggs to hot liquid, by slowly streaming and mixing it in. Heat until it gently boils. Remove from heat and stir in butter and vanilla. Refrigerate for about 30 minutes, covered with plastic wrap.
Pour half of custard in baked (but cooled) pie crust. Then slice up the three bananas in coins, evenly over the custard. Top with remaining custard.
Then spread over the whipped cream. Let this set for several hours (at least 4). Serve and enjoy while listening to Joni.