Banana Cream Pie with Chocolate Layer
This classic banana cream pie has a hidden layer of rich dark chocolate on top of the crust and underneath the creamy goodness of the banana cream
- 1 prebaked 9-inch pie crust purchased or homemade
- ¾ cup semisweet dark chocolate chips (130 g)
- 1/4 cup heavy whipping cream 59 ml
Banana Cream Pie Layer
- 3 tbsp Corn Starch
- 1¾ cups whole milk (472 ml)
- ¼ cup half and half (59ml)
- ⅔ cup sugar (150g)
- ¼ tsp salt
- 3 large egg yolks
- 1 tsp vanilla bean paste or 1 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
- 2 tbsp butter
Whipped Cream Topping
- 2 cups stabilized whipped cream (475ml)
Add the heavy cream to the chocolate chips in a microwave-safe bowl.
Microwave for 20 seconds, stir to mix and, microwave another 20 seconds. Stir to mix and repeat microwaving until you have a smooth soft chocolate mixture.
Pour the melted chocolate into the purchased or homemade prebaked pie crust and freeze for 20 minutes
Cream Pie Layer
Add the sugar, cornstarch, and salt to a kettle and stir to mix.
Add the milk and whisk in
Heat kettle on medium until the milk is hot, bubbly and thick. Remove from the heat.
Slowly add 3/4 of the hot milk mixture to the beaten egg yolk. Whisk all the while you are adding the hot milk. This keeps the yolks from cooking unevenly resulting in egg yolk lumps in your pie. Then immediately add the egg yolks back into the rest of the hot milk mixture. Again whisk while adding the mixture back into the hot milk. Continue to whisk, while heating on medium for another 2 minutes.
Remove kettle from the heat and stir in the butter and vanilla and let it cool to warm temperature.
Remove the pie shell from the freezer and place the sliced bananas into the bottom of the shell on top of the chocolate layer.
Add the warm pie filling on top of the bananas
Put in refrigerator to chill for 2 hours.
Pipe stabilized whipped cream(click for recipe) rosettes around the edge of the pie and in the middle. Sprinkle a few slivered almonds around the edges on top of the whipped cream.
Pie shell can be purchased or homemade (click here for recipe) If you don't have a pie crust make the banana cream pudding and serve it in parfait glasses with some whipped cream on top.
Pie can be made ahead the night before. Use stabilized whipped cream(click here for how to) if making ahead. If the whole pie is going to be eaten right away it isn't necessary to stabilize the whipped cream.
Serving: 1piece | Calories: 411kcal | Carbohydrates: 45g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 23g | Saturated Fat: 12g | Cholesterol: 104mg | Sodium: 220mg | Potassium: 221mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 29g | Vitamin A: 454IU | Calcium: 105mg | Iron: 2mg