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Banana Cream Pie


Justin and I have been together for just under six years and this is the very first time I’ve ever attempted to make his favourite dessert: banana cream pie. While I’m generally pretty confident in the kitchen, the idea of making my own custard filling always seemed intimidating. It turns out, it’s actually quite easy provided you follow the steps closely. The use of a real vanilla bean* in the custard and mashed bananas in the graham cracker base elevate the recipe to the next level. Justin even uttered the words “this is the best thing you’ve ever made”. It’s possible he’s biased considering it was made solely for him, but I nodded my head in agreement. It’s true. I may even reassess my commitment to any and all things chocolate (I can’t believe I just said that).

*I buy my vanilla beans online here. They’re shockingly less expensive than any place I’ve found in Toronto

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24 Comments

  • Reply
    tinajo
    February 16, 2012 at 4:23 am

    Looks delicious – yum! :-)

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    Barbie Sharland Andrews
    February 16, 2012 at 4:26 am

    OMGoodness–that looks delicious–I must meet this man that is your heart Sweetie–have a wonderful weekend with your momma!!

    • Reply
      Jacquelyn
      February 17, 2012 at 9:41 am

      I cannot believe you’ve never met him! We need to change this immediately. I know you’d love him

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    vmacandcheese
    February 16, 2012 at 11:01 am

    Yummmmm. This looks so amazing. I have a secret weakness for cream pies like this. My faaave is chocolate. One of the cafeterias at my university used to make the BEST chocolate cream pie. It singlehandedly caused me to gain like 10 lbs freshman year.

    • Reply
      Jacquelyn
      February 17, 2012 at 9:41 am

      haha I believe it! I will definitely have to attempt a chocolate one next

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    Leah @ Freutcake
    February 16, 2012 at 11:53 am

    Oh Yum! You did it again Jacquelyn! Banana cream pie + a cup of coffee equals one of my favorite things. :) This is why we are friends. xo

    • Reply
      Jacquelyn
      February 17, 2012 at 9:42 am

      I love that our friendship began (and flourishes) through food!

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    Jessie M (vegeteria.wordpress.com)
    February 16, 2012 at 12:50 pm

    That looks great! I have never had banana cream pie but I think it’s time I took the plunge! Can’t wait to check out the recipe. Yum!

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      Jacquelyn
      February 17, 2012 at 9:42 am

      You should! It was honestly ridiculously easy – but tasted like it was a lot of work

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    frugalfeeding
    February 16, 2012 at 12:55 pm

    That looks great – aren’t you good? :D

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    Victoria I Haute
    February 16, 2012 at 1:12 pm

    No you didn’t just say that! Nothing beats chocolate…although I must admit this looks rather tasty!! Lucky Justin!!

    • Reply
      Jacquelyn
      February 17, 2012 at 9:43 am

      I’m sorry – it was REALLY good
      I don’t think anything could ever truly replace chocolate though

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    Whitney Johnson (eat sleep cuddle.)
    February 16, 2012 at 1:16 pm

    looks so good!! i’m usually not a fan of desserts with banana, but i had one also on valentine’s day and now i can’t stop thinking about banana desserts! this looks delicious! :)

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    TwigandLily
    February 16, 2012 at 5:02 pm

    Yum yum yum!! That looks and sounds amazing. I’m sure you made your BF fall more in love with you then he already was. If that’s possible. ; ) I’ve been loving vanilla based desserts lately and custard has been a fav of mine since I was a child. I must try this recipe soon. Thanks!

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    Emma at The Marion House Book
    February 16, 2012 at 9:53 pm

    Looks amazing! Pies are one thing I absolutely avoid making! I can never get the crust to work.

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      Jacquelyn
      February 17, 2012 at 9:44 am

      Emma, pie crust scares me too! This one has a graham cracker base though which is VERY easy to do.
      I am thinking of tackling real pie crust one of these days

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    Andrea
    February 17, 2012 at 5:03 am

    I love love love banoffee – my favourite ever is a caramel-heavy version from a little restaurant near our beach house, piled with whipped cream and fresh berries.

    Andrea x

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      Jacquelyn
      February 17, 2012 at 9:44 am

      ohmigosh that sounds amazing

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    love and cupcakes
    February 17, 2012 at 12:49 pm

    Mmmmm! Banana cream pie is one of my favorites!

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    Lasso the Moon
    February 17, 2012 at 1:11 pm

    That looks wonderful! I made banana cream pie once, and NO ONE liked it. Because it was GROSS. Maybe I needed a better recipe.
    Anna

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    Catherine
    February 20, 2012 at 12:29 am

    Oh my, this looks amazing!!!

    XO,
    Catherine
    FEST (a new blog about food, style & travel)

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