Black Bottom Banana Cream Pie – Being Thankful #SundaySupper

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I’ve been making this Black Bottom Banana Cream Pie for years at Thanksgiving.  I love it because it is something different than the typical pumpkin and pecan pies we always have at the Thanksgiving table.  This pie is one of my most requested pies.  The recipe comes from Cooking Light, but I only found out where it was from recently.  I had it in a handwritten recipe book and didn’t know where the original recipe came from, but after a google search, I found it!

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The recipe starts with a bottom crust, just a regular pie crust, although a graham cracker, oreo or even shortbread cookie crust would be delicious as well.  I can make my own, delicious crust, but I often use a store bought crust, especially at Thanksgiving when everything is so crazy busy, just to save time, stress, and my own sanity.

I have doubled the recipe, because one pie is never enough (especially at Thanksgiving).  You pre-bake the crusts, and start prepping the custard fillings.

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The first custard is the chocolate which will go on the bottom.  You combine 2 Tbsp. cornstarch, 4 tablespoons sugar, cocoa, and dash of salt in a heavy saucepan and gradually add ⅔ cup milk.  Stir, stir, stir.  Don’t stop stirring.  That is the mantra of this recipe.  Here’s what it looks like at the begining of the process:

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You cook this mixture for 2 minutes over medium-low heat, stir in 2 oz chopped semi sweet chocolate and bring to a boil over medium heat. Next, reduce heat to low; cook 1 minute, stirring constantly. Once you’ve completed this custard, you pour it into the prepared crusts.

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Then you slice your bananas to put on top of the chocolate.

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The recipe calls for 4 cups (4 bananas) but I like to err on the side of EXTRA and I ususally use at least 5 large bananas.

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Once you’ve got the sliced bananas spread out over the chocolate, you can begin the custard.  Similar to the chocolate, you combine 4 Tbsp. cornstarch, 1 cup sugar, ½ tsp.salt, eggs, 2 cups milk, and butter over medium heat, gradually warm it and stir, stir stir.  This took me somewhere between 35-40 minutes.  I listened to Christmas music to keep my entertained.

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Once it comes to a boil you only continue cooking for about 30 seconds.  That’s when you toss in the vanilla and cream cheese and whip until smooth.

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Pour this over the bananas and chill for at least four hours.

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Top it with cool whip (I use a lot, as you can see) and VIOLA! you’re done!

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Here’s the recipe.

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This is the pie that gets the most requested at Thanksgiving! A nice change from the regular pumpkin and pecan.
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Recipe type: Dessert
Serves: 12
Ingredients
  • 2 (9 inch) pie crusts
  • 6 T Corn Starch (divided)
  • 4 T. Sugar
  • 4 T. Unsweetened Cocoa
  • Dash of salt
  • 2⅔ c. milk (divided)
  • 2 oz. semisweet chocolate (chopped)
  • 1 c. sugar
  • ½ tsp. salt
  • 4 large eggs
  • 2 T. butter
  • 4 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 4 oz. block style cream cheese, softened
  • 4 c. sliced ripe banana (about 4 large bananas)
  • 3 c. frozen whipped topping (like cool whip)
  • Chocolate curls (optional)
Instructions
  1. Prepare and bake pie crusts in 9-inch pie plates. Cool completely on a wire rack.
  2. Combine 2 Tbsp. cornstarch, 4 tablespoons sugar, cocoa, and dash of salt in a heavy saucepan; gradually add ⅔ cup milk, stirring with a whisk. Cook 2 minutes over medium-low heat. Stir in chocolate; bring to a boil over medium heat. Reduce heat to low; cook 1 minute, stirring constantly. Spread chocolate mixture into bottom of prepared crust.
  3. Arrange banana slices on top of chocolate layer
  4. Combine 4 Tbsp. cornstarch, 1 cup sugar, ½ tsp.salt, eggs, 2 cups milk, and butter in a heavy saucepan over medium heat, stirring constantly with a whisk. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low, and cook 30 seconds or until thick. Remove from heat. Add vanilla. Beat cream cheese until light (about 30 seconds). Add ½ cup hot custard to cream cheese, and beat just until blended. Stir in remaining custard.
  5. Spoon custard over bananas. Press plastic wrap onto surface of custard; chill 4 hours. Remove plastic wrap. Spread whipped topping evenly over custard. Garnish with chocolate curls, if desired. Chill until ready to serve.

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There are a lot of things I am thankful for.  Mostly I am thankful for my famliy and our health.  Four years ago I spent almost the whole month of November in the hospital with a horrible bout of pnemonia.  I got out just a few days before Thanksgiving.  Every year since I have been sincerely thankful for my own health, and for that of my children, husband and extended family.  I’m also grateful for my home in the great country of America, and for my knowledge of the great plan my Heavenly Father has for me!

NOW, you can be thankful for all the great Thanksgiving ideas you’re in for from your favorite #SundaySupper friends.  Thanks to Paula at Vintage Kitchen for hosting this awesome event this week!  I hope you enjoy them, and that you have a wonderful Thanksgiving weekend!
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39 thoughts on “Black Bottom Banana Cream Pie – Being Thankful #SundaySupper

  1. I’ve always wanted to make this pie, and it looks delicious! Just the thing to celebrate!
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  6. Oh wow, I love banana pie, and this one is so decadent and creamy – no wonder you get lots of requests for it! Happy Thanksgiving – so glad you are healthy this year and able to enjoy it properly!

    • Thanks for the well wishes about my health, I really do appreciate it even more now than ever. It took me a long time to fully recover from that time in the hospital. I’m so grateful now for all that I am able to do! Thanks for leaving your love! HUGS & Happy TGD!

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  13. I love the nontraditional approach to Thanksgiving pies! I usually associate banana pies with summer, but why the heck not have it at Thanksgiving? Very cool! I love the chocolate addition too.

    • The chocolate is delicious, and banana cream is good any time of the year IMHO, don’t ask my sister, though, she hates bananas! Thanks for leaving your love! HUGS & Happy TGD!

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  16. This will make a great “second pie” for Thanksgiving!

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  18. You know I have actually never had banana cream pie. I am very curious about it and your version with the chocolate on the bottom sounds wonderful.
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  19. That sounds scrumptious!! Love it and yes it is nice to mix things up from the traditional pies!!

  20. I wouldn’t normally associated banana cream pie with Thanksgiving or Hanukkah, but this looks so good that I could easily change my mind
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  22. Oh my goodness, Cheryl. Your pie is the perfect ending to a meal on any day! You can bet I’ve saved this recipe =)

  23. Oh, boy, my hubby would be thrilled to find this pie on our Thanksgiving menu! Happy Thanksgiving!
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  24. I love banana pies! I haven’t had one in ages though. And, you can’t go wrong with the chocolate and banana combo!
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  25. Hi Cheryl,

    This pie looks easy to make, and it seems healthy with the bananas added (loads of potassium). Thanks so much for your kind words regarding my son’s job. I often wondered, as a girl, if I would be a good mother? I think that the Lord gave me my answer when I became the mother of a special needs child. Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family.

    Alaiyo
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    • Hi Alaiyo,
      Thanks so much for stopping by and checking out my blog. I really appreciate it, and since I have a special needs child myself, I know how busy it can be. My oldest is adopted and has special needs. Growing up with a brother who had autism prepared me well to be his mom (and the mom to two beautiful girls, as well). I hope you have a great TGD tomorrow as well. HUGS!

  26. Nothing beats a layer of chocolate under all that banana goodness. Have a very Happy Thanksgiving!
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