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Banana Cream Pie Recipe

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This recipe for Banana Cream Pie, by , is from The Tuinstra Family Cookbook, one of the cookbooks created at FamilyCookbookProject.com. We help families or individuals create heirloom cookbook treasures.

Reka Medendorp - Wife of Ray Medendorp
Added: Thursday, July 5, 2007


1 c flour
1/2 tsp salt
1/3 c Crisco
scant 1/4 c water

1/2 c sugar
1/4 c flour
2 eggs yolks, slightly beaten
2 c milk
1 tsp vanilla
2 bananas

2 egg whites, stiffly beaten
1/4 c sugar
coconut (optional)

Mix flour and salt. Cut in Crisco. Add water gradually, (not too much.) Mix with hands and form into a ball. Roll out to fit 1 8 1/2" pie pan. Bake at 425 for 10 minutes. In pan, mix flour and sugar. Add 1/4 c milk and egg yolks. Slowly add remaining milk and bring to a boil stirring constantly. Cook 1 minute. Add vanilla. Place sliced bananas in cooled crust. Cover with pudding mix. Mix beaten egg whites and sugar. Spread over filling. Top with coconut. Bake at 425 for 10 minutes, or until meringue is lightly browned

Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
Mom brought this to all the reunions. Uncle Hank Boss would say, "Reka's here with her banana cream pie. Let's eat." Daughter Gale




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