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July 9, 2012

Banana Cream Pie{Microwave}

I do not use my microwave oven nearly as much as I could. It is mostly used to re-heat something or to soften butter or cream cheese. One thing I always make in the micro is White-/ Cheese sauces. I can not make these sauces on the stove top - have tried a few times and it was always a disaster.

Something else I never use the microwave for, is defrosting, and I believe many people mainly use it for just that! Weird ... {I defrost the old-fashioned way - take it out of the freezer the night before, and that's almost always leftovers or puff pastry - we do not like to buy meat with the intention to freeze, I buy every day or every second day, except every December}

When I pinned this recipe, via Ziplist , I really thought I'll convert it to something that can be baked in the oven, but ended up making it in the microwave as per the recipe. 

Banana Cream Pie{Microwave}

adapted slightly, as we do not have Graham crackers in SA

1/3 cup Butter, melted
1 1/4 Tennis Biscuit crumbs
1 TB Sugar

1/2 cup Sugar
2 TB Flour
2 TB Cornstarch
2 1/4 cups Full Cream Milk
3 Egg yolks, beaten slightly
2 TB Butter, room temperature
1 t Vanilla
1/4 t Salt
1 - 2 Medium firm Bananas, sliced
Whipped Fresh Cream, Tennis biscuit crumbs & Extra Banana slices to decorate

1.) Mix the Butter, Tennis biscuit crumbs and Sugar - press into a microwave safe dish (I  used a silicone pan), bottom and sides.
2.) Cook uncovered on HIGH for 1 1/2 minutes until firm. (My oven is a 1000watt) - Remove and cool completely.
3.) Meanwhile in a large microwave bowl, combine the Sugar, Flour and Cornstarch. Gradually beat in milk until smooth.
4.) Microwave the Milk mixture, uncovered, on HIGH for 8 minutes until thickened, stirring every 2 minutes. Stir in a small amount of this hot liquid into the Egg yolks. Gradually add the Egg yolk (which is now slightly warmed) to the Milk mixture. Cook 1 minute longer until bubbly, stirring every 15 seconds. Remove from the oven.
5.) Stir in the Butter, Vanilla and Salt until the Butter is melted - Cool 20 minutes stirring every 3-4 minutes.
6.) Arrange the sliced Bananas in the crust. Top with the filling. Cover and chill overnight to set.

Decorate with Whipped cream, biscuit crumbs and extra Banana slices just before serving.

Another recipe I can tick on my Pinterest board! {Thousands still to go...}

Bye-bye now,


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1 comment:

  1. This looks so good, and it's even cooler that you can make it using just the microwave! I love any desert with bananas in it.


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