The Best Caramel Banana Cream Pie

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If you have too many bananas and don’t know what to do then this is the Best Caramel Banana Cream Pie recipe you will love to indulge in. This pie recipe is also a reminder that not all desserts especially pies have to be a quite the process to make. The one main purpose of this recipe is to save time when you have an event planned at the last minute and want to serve a delicious yet frugal dessert to your guests. That’s why it calls for instant pudding mix and packaged caramel that will taste just as delicious as the one you make from scratch. However, if you have the time and prefer the good old-fashioned homemade pudding from scratch, you can make it by all means. The crust for this recipe uses plain Graham crackers that bind together with oodles of delicious butter. You can try other kinds of crust made from shortbread cookies, ladyfingers, or any cookie with cinnamon in it, Oreos, Sara Lee pound cake, Milk Arrowroots, Vanilla wafers, soda crackers, etc., are all excellent options. Ultimately, it doesn’t matter whether instant or from scratch, you’re doing to love this dreamy banana cream pie with your heart. This recipe for the banana cream pie is also perfect for picnic or potluck or just for any occasion. Quick desserts recipes such as this not only tastes great on its own but takes as little work as possible to make them.

A few good tips that will help you get optimum results in a good banana cream pie are to cook the pudding long enough if you plan on making it from scratch. Cook it until it thickens before letting it set in the fridge. A great way to make instant pudding mix come together is by adding four ounces of softened cream cheese to it and follow directions on the pudding box as usual. This will prevent it from turning runny in texture. Ideally, instant pudding should set up as soon as it is combined without even letting it sit in the fridge. If it is still runny, add a tablespoon of cornstarch to help it thicken up and to get a rich, thick texture.

For a garnish in this recipe, you can add chopped pecans, almonds or any toasted nuts that you like. They are healthy and also add a crunch to the topping. If you're allergic to nuts, you can garnish the top with chopped fruits instead such as berries, kiwis, peaches etc. If chocolate does the trick for you, then you may add some chocolate shavings on top as well. Sometimes kids are fussy when it comes to eating fruits. In that case, what is a better way other than using easy dessert recipes like this one to your advantage to sneak in all that extra fruit? The nutritional value of banana mainly comes from the fact that it is rich in potassium and other essential minerals our body needs. Bananas help in maintaining blood pressure levels and heart functioning. To avoid bananas from discolouring, you can sprinkle some lemon juice and give it a good tossing before you incorporate them into the dessert.

Thank you to Ellen and Aimee at the Like Mother Like Daughter food blog for sharing the Best Caramel Banana Cream Pie recipe with us. Do visit their blog for more quick dessert recipes or other food tips. This Banana cream pie recipe will surely make your family go bananas because it is a beautiful little surprise they will surely enjoy. Make this recipe for your loved ones today.

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