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Saturday, February 25, 2012

Banana Caramel Cream Pie

I thought it was about time I posted a dessert recipe!  This afternoon I thought I would whip up a little pie for tonight's dessert.  I had bananas on hand, and my husband loves banana anything.  He also loves caramel, so I decided to throw together a little pie that had both banana and caramel.  Really easy, really light and of course, tasty.  There are a few parts to the recipe, and it might seem like a lot when you read it, but there is nothing too hard and the pie really took very little time at all to whip together.  Here is the recipe:


Graham Cracker Crust
A nice twist on the classic Banana Cream Pie
1 1/4 cup  graham cracker crumbs
2 tablespoons brown sugar
1/4 cup melted butter

Combine crumbs, brown sugar and butter in a pie plate. Press firmly into plate.  Bake in 350F oven for 8 minutes.  Cool before adding fillings.

Caramel Sauce
1/4 cup butter
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup whipping cream

In a small saucepan, melt butter over medium heat.  Reduce to low and add brown sugar.  Simmer on low for 5 minutes, stirring constantly, until sugar and butter are completely incorporated.

Add the whipping cream and let cook (on low), for another 5 minutes. Stirring constantly.  Once done, turn off heat and allow the caramel sauce to start to thicken.

Vanilla Pudding
Feel free to use whatever version of vanilla pudding that you prefer.  Because I was doing this on the fly, I only had Jello Instant Vanilla Pudding in the cupboard, so that's what I used!

Whipping Cream
I don't use any measurements when I make whipping cream, just a little of this, a lot of that.
Whipping cream
Vanilla (to taste)
Sugar (to taste)

Pour whipping cream into deep metal bowl.  Whip with electric mixer on high until the cream starts to thicken.  Add a little vanilla and sugar.  Continue whipping until you attain your desired consistency. 

Note: Be sure to put your deep metal bowl and beaters into the fridge or freezer for at least 15 minutes prior to whipping the cream.  Just makes the job that much easier! 

And finally, put it all together!!

A nice twist on the classic banana cream pie!
Banana Caramel Cream Pie
2 bananas

Line cooled pie crust with cut bananas (you'll probably use 1.5-2 bananas, depending on the size of your pie plate).  Drizzle the cooling caramel sauce over the bananas.  Pour/spoon the vanilla pudding on top of the bananas and caramel sauce.  Top with whipped cream.  Store in fridge.  Enjoy!

VERDICT:
Hubby had two pieces for dessert, that's always a good sign! It was a nice, light dessert and easy to make!

Linked to Tip Junkie     A Well Seasoned Life    Flour Me With Love       Things That Make You Say: Mmmmm       Mandy's Recipe Box     Sweet Temptations

13 comments:

  1. I am inviting you come and be part of my blog hop:
    http://juliejewels1.blogspot.com/2012/02/stuffed-green-peppers-show-your-stuff.html

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    1. Thanks Julie! Please be sure to come back here!

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  2. Looks delicious and easy! Thanks so much for sharing at Mix it up Monday :)

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    1. I hope you enjoy, Lisa! If you haven't already done so, my first link party is open, would love for you to join!

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  3. That looks really good! I love banana cream pies :)

    Stopping by from Sweet Indulgences Sunday

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    1. Thanks Sarah for stopping by! I hope you give the recipe a try. Would love for you to join my link party, it's open! http://iamaddictedtorecipes.blogspot.com/p/link-party.html

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  4. That sounds amazing. I think the caramel is a nice addition! Thanks so much for linking up to Things That Make You Say Mmmmm!

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    1. Hi Karyn, thanks so much for stopping by! Would love for you to link up to my party too. Have a super weekend!

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    1. Thanks Dorothy! One of my hubby's favourites. Easy and yummy!

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  6. That looks so yummy! I think I can actually make this :)

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  7. This week on Food on Friday, we are collecting ideas for using bananas. Would you be happy to link this in? Here is the link .

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  8. Great that you linked in this one as well!

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