Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Sometimes it's better to do it simple

than not at all.

Last night the hubby and I decided banana cream pie sounded delicious, but I was NOT in a place emotionally, spiritually, physically to make it all by hand... okay. I admit. I was being lazy.
But, if you, like me, want a SUPER easy way to make banana, chocolate, vanilla, coconut, etc. cream pie check this out.


ingredients: banana 1 or 2 depending on how much you like in your pie, vanilla pudding mix, milk (2 cups or whatever the pudding box calls for), graham cracker pie crust, whipping cream (canned or carton, I like carton best), vanilla and powdered sugar for making the whipped cream.



make your pudding according to the box



Slice your bananas and layer in the bottom.


cool your pudding for at least 5 minutes on the stove top (make sure you stir sporadically as it cools to avoid pudding skin and chunks). Pour pudding over bananas and chill in fridge for a few hours.


Make your whipped cream (1c. heavy whipping cream [or just whipping cream], about 1/4 c. powdered sugar, and about 1 t. vanilla extract. Combine and whip until stiff peaks form. make sure you don't whip it too long or you will have homemade butter!)



Top your pie and serve!

See. Lovely and simple and still really delicious.

Variations:

Chocolate cream pie:
A graham or chocolate cookie crust, chocolate pudding, and whipped cream. his is definitely my favorite. you can sprinkle chopped chocolate or chocolate prinkles on top, you can mix in cookie crumbles, etc. You could even cover with crumbled Oreos or other chocolate cookies and gummy worms and make a family-sized edible dirt cup.

Coconut cream pie:
Toasted sweetened coconut, graham crust, vanilla pudding, whipping cream. Toast the coconut and mix about half in with prepared pudding. Pour into the pie crust and sprinkle the rest of the toasted coconut on top.

1 comment:

Holly said...

Easy-peasy and it sounds yummy...what more can you ask for!