Sadly I have to say that before this banana cream pie I had never made one before. It was effortless and reminded me a lot of my days at school in baking class. We used to have to make a lot of custard based pies for dining room service. In fact, not just pies but we were always making custard! It's an easy thing to make, versatile and lasts for a while too.
This recipe involved layering a baked pie crust with bananas, making a custard and filling the aforementioned pie shell with the custard. Adding another layer of bananas then topping it all with a meringue. Once all assembled the pie is placed in the oven, just to brown the meringue.
It was creamy and delicious. Though some customers said they wanted to taste more banana... others thought it had just enough banana and they liked the fact that it wasn't overwhelming. As far as I'm concerned this is a recipe to hang on to. It will reappear at the Blue Elephant you can be sure!
Blue Elephant Cafe
12 Pepperell Square
Saco, Maine 04072