I had a couple of bananas that needed used up and some vanilla wafers, so I decided for dessert I would make a Banana Cream Pie with a vanilla wafer crust. To speed things up I made the custard filling using the microwave.
VANILLA WAFER CRUST
1/2 cup melted butter
40 Vanilla Wafers
3 tablespoons sugar
Stir all the ingredients until well blended and press into a pie pan.
Bake for about 7 minutes in a 375 degree preheated oven.
Allow crust to cool before filling.
MICROWAVE CREAM FILLING
1/2 to 3/4 cups sugar
3 tablespoons cornstarch
1/4 teaspoon salt
2 cups milk
3 slightly beaten egg yolks
2 tablespoons butter
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
In a large microwaveable bowl, mix together the sugar, cornstarch, salt and 1/2 cup milk until smooth. Stir in remaining milk. Microwave on HIGH for 5 to 8 minutes or until thickened. Stir occasionally the last half of cooking.
Beat a little of the hot mixture into the beaten egg yolks, then add the egg yolk mixture to the remaining hot mixture. Microwave on HIGH for 1 1/2 to 2 minutes or until thickened. Stir occasionally.
Blend in the butter and vanilla extract. Slice 2 bananas in the bottom of the cooled crust and then pour the custard over the bananas.
Place a piece of plastic wrap over the custard and put the pie in the refrigerator to chill. The plastic wrap will prevent moisture from settling over the filling while it cools.
To serve I added whipped cream and crushed Vanilla Wafers…it was goood!