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Feb 18, 2013 07:39 AM

Banana cream pie made with pureed bananas?

Some time back, I saw part of a PBS show where they made a banana cream pie, not in the usual pastry cream plus bananas way, but with whole liquified bananas that were the actual base of the pastry cream!

I can't remember any more details beyond that, though. If it was overripe bananas or if they microwaved them or how the custard was made...

My google-fu is failing me and I am really wanting to make this pie.

Does this ring a bell with anyone?

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  1. are you wanting to avoid using eggs or dairy?

    or make something without chunky banana bits?

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    1. re: hotoynoodle

      Nah, I'm fine with eggs and dairy. Thanks for finding those links! I don't think either is exactly what she did but they're a good start.

      I think I remember the banana puree being heated...

      I may just give it a shot with the bits I remember and use the above links as guides.

    2. You may have seen this on America's Test Kitchen, for me it's like a baby food pie. Gota have some texture.

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      1. re: treb

        It definitely wasn't ATK, but I agree with you about the texture. I would still layer it with sliced bananas - banana double whammy!

      2. Kate Zuckerman has a recipe like this in her excellent book "The Sweet Life". See the variation at the end of this link. It's a great recipe.

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        1. re: emily

          Oh, that does look like a good recipe! Love the toffee bits.