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Banana Cream Pie Recipe

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

Contributor:  
Contributor:  
Esther Frierdich
Added: Friday, November 30, 2007

Category:
Category:

Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
2/3 cup sugar
1/4 cup corn starch
3 cups milk
2 tablespoons butter
2 bananas
1/2 teaspoon salt
4 slightly beaten egg yolks
1 tablespoon + 1 teaspoon vanilla

Directions:
Directions:
Over low heat, mix sugar, salt, and corn starch, add milk. Add egg yolks. When thick add butter and vanilla. Put bannas in baked pie crust. After mixture is cool, pour over the bananas.

Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
Joseph and Esther Frierdich opened the J & G Malt Shop sometime after World War 11. Their speciality was a slab of BBQ beef ribs for 15 cents (mom stated she couldn't remember how many tons of ribs they sold in one year). They also sold hamburgers for five cents and their famous J & G Whimpy's (see recipe). It was the first drive in restaurant of its kind in Belleville, Illinois. While Esther was manning the gas grill and pregnant with Charlotte, it blew up in her face and she was burnt black. The first question she asked the doctor when Charlotte was born was "what color is she?". Everyone has teased her that her baby would be born black because of her face being burnt black. They owned this restaurant for several years. Gary was born 15 months later and thus the "G" of the J & G Malt Shop. At the time everyone thought it was terrible that Gary wasn't given the name of Joseph, but Joe felt the G needed to be identified. After they sold this establishment, they moved to St. Louis and opened a "diner." They called it "The Modern Grill." When they bought it, it was rundown as it had been owned and operated by an older couple. After Joe and Esther took over everyone commented how "lovely" it was because it was al stainless steel. They lived in an apartment above the restaurant enabling Esther to get up and make as many as 10-15 pies most mornings before 5 a.m. She made Cherry Custard (which everyone loved but had never heard of a custard pie before); Double Crust Apple, and everyone in the family's favorite Chocolate and Banana Cream. The Cherry Custard was so good because of the fresh cherries Esther used, it was a bit of heaven! They were just getting well established and making a "go" of it when Joe got drafted to Korea. He was given two weeks to go home from Fort Sheridan to get his affairs in order before being shipped out. Luckily, he was able to sell the restaurant; otherwise, Esther would have been trying to run it with two babies (15 months apart in age) in tote. Thus goes the story of the "family famous" pies. Actually the pie crust is what makes it so wonderful!!!!! Esther was a wonderful cook!!!

 

 

 

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