April 19, 2010

Black Bottom Banana Cream Pie MADE EASY

I combined a couple of different recipes for this pie, and it was way easier than the other way I used to make it. So here is the adapted recipe!
Black Bottom Banana Cream Pie

2 ready-made crusts, Oreo or Chocolate Graham
1 small instant vanilla pudding mix
1 can sweetened condensed milk
1 c. cold water
3 c. whipping cream, divided
1 c. semi-sweet chocolate chips
1 tbsp. butter
2 tsp. vanilla, divided
1/3 c. powdered sugar
Chocolate curls

Ganache: In a saucepan, heat 1 c. whipping cream with 1 tbsp. butter. Heat until it's hot but not boiling. Add 1 c. semi-sweet chips and 1 tsp. vanilla. Stir till smooth. Divide into two crusts and chill for 30 minutes.

Pudding mixture: Mix together pudding mix, water, and sweetened condensed milk until smooth. Put into fridge to set up (5-10 min). Whip 1 c. whipping cream until soft peaks form. Gently stir into pudding mixture.

Arrange thin slices of banana on the ganache and top with pudding mixture.

Beat remaining 1 c. whipped cream, 1/3 c. powdered sugar, and 1 tsp. vanilla until stiff. Spread on top and save some to spoon mounds around the edge. Top with chocolate curls and enjoy!

Not sure how to make chocolate curls? I followed this tutorial and loved how they turned out. I used about 1/2 c. semi-sweet chocolate chips because I didn't have any Baker's on hand.

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