Welcome to The Stoner’s Cookbook, where we’re all about whipping up easy, munchie-friendly recipes that hit just the right spot. Today, we’re diving into the world of Banana Cream Pie-less, a sweet treat that doesn’t require any special green ingredients but still packs a punch of flavor. Whether you’re a seasoned pro or a newbie in the kitchen, this recipe is a breeze to make and even easier to devour. So, let’s get cooking!
For the Crust:
- 2 cups graham cracker crumbs
- 1/2 cup melted butter
- 1/4 cup granulated sugar
- 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon (optional)
For the Banana Cream Filling:
- 4 ripe bananas
- 2 cups heavy cream
- 1/2 cup granulated sugar
- 1/4 cup cornstarch
- 4 large egg yolks
- 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- A pinch of salt
- Prepare the Graham Cracker Crust:
In a large bowl, combine the graham cracker crumbs, melted butter, granulated sugar, and ground cinnamon (if using). Mix until the crumbs are evenly coated with the butter and sugar.
- Press into a Pie Dish:
Press the graham cracker mixture firmly into the bottom and up the sides of a 9-inch pie dish to form the crust. Make sure it’s evenly distributed. You can use the back of a spoon or your fingers to do this. Place the pie dish in the refrigerator to chill while you prepare the filling.
- Slice the Bananas:
Peel and slice the ripe bananas into thin rounds. Set them aside for now.
- Prepare the Banana Cream Filling:
In a medium saucepan, whisk together the granulated sugar, cornstarch, egg yolks, and a pinch of salt until well combined and slightly thickened.
- Cook the Filling:
Gradually whisk in the heavy cream while continuing to stir until the mixture is smooth. Place the saucepan over medium heat and cook, stirring constantly, until the mixture thickens and comes to a gentle boil. This should take about 5-7 minutes.
- Add Butter and Vanilla:
Remove the saucepan from the heat and stir in the unsalted butter and vanilla extract until fully incorporated.
- Layer the Filling:
Take the chilled graham cracker crust out of the refrigerator. Arrange a layer of sliced bananas on the bottom of the crust.
- Pour in the Creamy Filling:
Pour the banana cream filling over the sliced bananas in the crust, ensuring it’s spread evenly.
- Chill and Set:
Cover the pie with plastic wrap, ensuring it touches the surface of the filling to prevent skin from forming. Refrigerate the Banana Cream Pie-less for at least 2-3 hours or until it’s fully set.
- Serve and Enjoy:
Once set, slice and serve your Banana Cream Pie-less chilled. Garnish with extra banana slices or a dollop of whipped cream if desired.
Our Banana Cream Pie-less is the ultimate stoner’s delight or anyone’s sweet dream! It’s creamy, dreamy, and incredibly easy to make. So, whether you’re indulging in this treat during a relaxing evening or sharing it with friends, you’re in for a scrumptious adventure. Enjoy every bite, and remember to savor the simple pleasures in life!