Homemade Banana Pudding Pie

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Photo by Kellie Renfroe

Photo by Kellie Renfroe

Kellie Renfroe
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If you are looking for a new twist to a southern classic you will want to try banana pudding pie.

The made-from-scratch pie was easy to make and well worth the time. It’s a showy dessert with meringue peaks making it perfect for special occasions, church fellowships, or to serve guests.

For Crust:

1 (12 oz) box vanilla wafers
1/2 cup melted butter or margarine ( I used I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter!)

Count out 40 vanilla wafers and set aside. Coarsely crush or pulse in a food processor remaining cookies. With a spoon, mix melted butter with crushed cookies. Press mixture into a 9-inch pie pan covering the bottom, sides and onto lip of pan. Bake for 12 minutes or until browned at 350 degrees. Completely cool.

Pudding:
3/4 cup sugar (I used organic)
1/3 cup all purpose flour
3 medium eggs
5 egg yolks (save egg whites for meringue)
2 cups skim milk
2 tsp. vanilla extract

Over medium heat mix together sugar, flour, eggs, yolks, and milk with a whisk. Constantly whisk while cooking the pudding. Pudding will form soft peaks and thicken to a pudding consistency at around 10 minutes. Remove from stove and stir in vanilla extract. Use immediately.

Assembly: Slice bananas and place evenly in pie crust. Spoon half of the hot pudding over bananas. Spread about 20 cookies on top of pudding. Spread remaining pudding over cookies.

Meringue Topping:

5 egg whites
1/2 cup sugar

Using an electric mixer on high, beat egg whites until foamy. Add 1 tbsp of sugar at a time until thoroughly incorporated and meringue can form stiff peaks. Spread evenly over pudding making sure the pudding completely covers around the pie’s edges. To make peaks lift rotate the bottom of the spoon and lift.

Bake for 12 minutes or until brown at 350 degrees. Cool completely and then chill for a few hours.

About Kellie Renfroe

Kellie and her husband Greg have been married 27 years and have four children ranging in age from 12 to 22. She co-founded Mentoring Moments for Christian Women in 2005. Kellie is a homeschooling mom who enjoys reading and studying the Bible, writing, photography, and learning how to cook.

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About Kellie Renfroe

Kellie and her husband Greg have been married 27 years and have four children ranging in age from 12 to 22. She co-founded Mentoring Moments for Christian Women in 2005. Kellie is a homeschooling mom who enjoys reading and studying the Bible, writing, photography, and learning how to cook.