homemade banana cream pie

homemade banana cream pie
* this is one of my favorite things to make for others 
when they are sick or need a little pick-me-up. 
i don’t know why, it is just such a comforting treat!
it is a little labor of love, and worth the work. 
homemade, creamy, amazing banana cream pie. 
what could be better? thanks mom for making
this for me growing up, and sharing the recipe!
  • 5 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 2.5 cups milk
  • 3/4 cup half-and-half cream
  • 3 egg yolks
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 cup whipping cream
  • baked 9-inch pie shell
  • 2 bananas

mix cornstarch, sugar & salt in a 3-quart saucepan. add milk & cream and cook over medium heat until smooth and thick, stirring constantly. pour small amount of hot mixture into egg yolks; blend thoroughly, then pour back into saucepan. cook another 2-3 minutes. remove from heat and add butter and vanilla. slice two bananas into pie shell. pour the filling over the bananas, and chill 3-4 hours. when ready to serve, whip cream and spread over pie.