Macadamia Nut-Banana Cream Pie

Macadamia Nut-Banana Cream Pie

Give banana cream pie a bit of crunch by using macadamia nuts in both the crust and topping.

Prep Time

40

Minutes

Total Time

3:15

Hrs:Mins

Makes

8

servings

Crust
1 1/4
cups Gold Medal® all-purpose flour
1/2
cup macadamia nuts, finely chopped
1/3
cup butter or margarine, softened
2
tablespoons granulated sugar
1/2
teaspoon vanilla
1
egg, beaten
Filling
2/3
cup granulated sugar
1/4
cup cornstarch
1/2
teaspoon salt
3
cups whole milk
4
egg yolks
2
tablespoons butter or margarine
1
tablespoon vanilla
2
large bananas, sliced
Topping
1
cup whipping cream
2
tablespoons powdered or granulated sugar
1/2
cup macadamia nuts, coarsely chopped, toasted*
  1. In medium bowl, beat all crust ingredients with electric mixer on low speed about 1 minute or just until blended. Press mixture on bottom and up side of ungreased 9-inch glass pie plate; prick mixture with fork. Refrigerate 30 minutes while preparing filling.
  2. In 2-quart saucepan, mix 2/3 cup sugar, the cornstarch and salt. In large bowl, beat milk and egg yolks with wire whisk until blended; gradually stir into sugar mixture. Cook over medium-low heat about 15 minutes, stirring constantly, until mixture thickens and boils. Boil 2 minutes, beating constantly with wire whisk; remove from heat. Beat in 2 tablespoons butter and 1 tablespoon vanilla with wire whisk. Press plastic wrap on filling to prevent a tough layer from forming. Cool at room temperature while baking crust.
  3. Heat oven to 400°F. Bake crust 16 to 18 minutes or until edge is golden brown. Cool at room temperature 15 minutes. Place banana slices on pie crust. Stir filling well; pour filling over bananas. Press plastic wrap on filling; refrigerate at least 2 hours until thoroughly chilled.
  4. In chilled small bowl, beat whipping cream and 2 tablespoons sugar on high speed until soft peaks form; spread over top of pie. Sprinkle with toasted nuts.
Makes 8 servings
Make the Most of This Recipe With Tips From The Betty Crocker® Kitchens
*To toast nuts, bake uncovered in ungreased shallow pan in 350°F oven 6 to 10 minutes, stirring occasionally, until golden brown.
Kitchen Tips
Pecans or walnuts can be substituted for the macadamia nuts.
For a chocolate version of this pie, add 2 ounces unsweetened baking chocolate to the filling with the milk and egg yolks.

Nutrition Information:

1 Serving (1 Serving)
  • Calories 590
    • (Calories from Fat 330),
  • Total Fat 36g
    • (Saturated Fat 17g,
    • Trans Fat 1g),
  • Cholesterol 200mg;
  • Sodium 320mg;
  • Total Carbohydrate 55g
    • (Dietary Fiber 3g,
    • Sugars 32g),
  • Protein 9g;
Percent Daily Value*:
    Exchanges:
    • 1 1/2 Starch;
    • 0 Fruit;
    • 2 Other Carbohydrate;
    • 0 Skim Milk;
    • 0 Low-Fat Milk;
    • 0 Milk;
    • 0 Vegetable;
    • 0 Very Lean Meat;
    • 0 Lean Meat;
    • 1/2 High-Fat Meat;
    • 6 1/2 Fat;
    Carbohydrate Choices:
    • 3 1/2;
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.