*  Exported from  MasterCook  *
                              Banana Cream Pie
 Recipe By     : The Best of McCalls
 Serving Size  : 8    Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Desserts                         Pie
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
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    1                    Pie crust  (9 inch) -- baked
      2/3  Cup           Sugar
      1/4  Cup           Cornstarch
           Dash          Salt
    2 1/2  Cups          Milk
    3      Large         Egg yolks
    1      Tablespoon    Butter
    1      Teaspoon      Vanilla extract
    2      Medium        Bananas
      1/2  Cup           Heavy cream -- (see Note)
    2      Tablespoons   Confectioner’s sugar
 1.  In a medium saucepan, combine granulated sugar, cornstarch
 and salt; mix well. Gradually stir in milk, mixing until smooth.
 Over  medium heat, bring to boiling, stirring constantly; boil 1
 minute, stirring.  Remove from heat.
 2.  In small bowl, lightly beat egg yolks.  Stir half of hot mixture
  into yolks, mixing well; pour yolk mixture into saucepan.  Bring
 back to boiling, stirring.  Cook 30 seconds longer.  Into medium
 bowl, pour hot filling; stir in butter and vanilla.  Cover surface
 with plastic wrap or waxed paper; refrigerate until cold.
 3.  To assemble: Pour half of filling into pie shell.  Slice bananas
 into 1/4-inch-rounds.  Arrange banana slices evenly over filling.
 Cover with remaining filling.
 4.  In medium bowl with a portable electric mixer at medium speed,
 beat cream and confectioner’s sugar until soft peaks form.  Spoon
 whipped cream onto pie, swirling attractively to cover surface.
 Chill well.
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 NOTES : NOTE: If you like a higher topping, increase heavy cream to
 1 cup and confectioner’s sugar to 4 Tablespoons.