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Banana Cream Pie

Just like we used to have only BETTER!

Yummy things happen when I have my Mom around to inspire me!  She claims she isn't a good cook but I think she is excellent!  She or I will get an idea and try it, the one or the other of us will say you know what I think this needs to make it really good.  Then our husbands pipe up with what they think would be good (sometimes this is helpful other times not so much......No Dad cool whip won't make it better!;)  After a few tries we come up with recipes like this.  Enjoy!

Banana Cream Pie
2 regular or 1 deep dish pastry or graham cracker crust, prepared in pie pan
2-4 ripe bananas sliced
1/2 cup dehydrated cane juice crystals
2 heaping Tablespoons arrowroot powder
1/4 teaspoon sea salt
4 cups canned coconut milk (takes about 2 1/2 cans on the third can I use the thick half)
2 teaspoons fresh lemon juice
2 teaspoons vanilla
1 teaspoon natural butter flavor (optional)
2 drops natural banana flavor (optional)
1/8-1/4 teaspoon turmeric, more or less for desired color (optional)

Sir cane juice crystals, arrowroot powder, optional turmeric and salt together in medium sauce pan and mix well.  Add coconut milk slowly while stirring, continue to stir on medium low heat until pudding thickens.  When thickened add lemon juice, vanilla and other flavorings.  Pour into prepared pie crust(s) with bananas sliced and laid in the bottom and around the sides.  Cover and refrigerate for at least a few hours to set up.  Top with My Favorite Whipped Creme.


Ali said...

where do you get your butter flavoring?

Tammie said...

Ali: Sometime the health food store will have it I usually get it through Azure Standard.

Kim Witter said...

Did yours set up really good? Mine I probably couldn't serve to company but I enjoyed it!

Tammie said...

Kim: Mine did set up good but once it didn't. I have since learned that with arrowroot powder you can't let it boil. You need to be sure to take it off as soon as it thickens. If it boils it will be thick but then thin as soon as it cools. If you are sure to not let it boil it will thicken more as it cools. You don't want to overstir or over heat or it will become thin again.

Kristi said...

Do you prefer this recipe to your other one (9 bananas
1 1/4 cup coconut oil
1 cup cashews, soaked and drained
1 Tablespoon pure maple syrup)?

Tammie said...

FeistyGirl: They are both good. This one is more like the "real thing" This one is also easier to make and less expensive (especially with the price of cashews these days). The other one may be considered healthier.

Basically we prefer this one if you are going for the classic banana cream pie. We really like the other one too not quite as authentic but really good!