Chocolate Banana Cream Pie

  • 1-1/4 cups sugar
  • 1/3 cup cornstarch
  • 1/3 cup baking cocoa
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 3 cups milk
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 pastry shell (9 inches), baked
  • 2 medium firm bananas, sliced
  • 1 cup whipped topping
  • Chocolate curls and additional sliced bananas, optional

Directions

  • In a large saucepan, combine the sugar, cornstarch, cocoa, salt and milk until smooth. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened. Remove from the heat; stir in butter and vanilla.
  • Pour half of the filling into pastry shell. Top with sliced bananas and remaining filling. Refrigerate for 3-4 hours.
  • Garnish with whipped topping. Decorate with chocolate curls and additional bananas if desired. Yield: 6-8 servings.

Nutritional Facts1 serving (1 piece) equals 419 calories, 16 g fat (9 g saturated fat), 29 mg cholesterol, 263 mg sodium, 64 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 5 g protein.

From Taste of Home

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