Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Peanut Butter Banana Pie

 So here's on for my niece, Kristin, whose motto is "The peanut butterier, the better". It's CRAZY delicious and it's just as easy. You just throw everything in the pie shell and bake it! Simple, right? And I absolutely love the fresh bananas on top. Not a fan of bananas? Try topping it with some marshmallow creme, or maybe a drizzle of chocolate. OR BOTH! OMG somebody stop me...

1 unbaked pie crust
3 eggs
1 cups dark corn syrup
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
1/2 tsp. pure vanilla extract
1 cup salted peanuts

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Place pie crust in a pie plate. Pinch around the perimeter to make a decorative edge. Set aside.
In a large mixing bowl, mix together next 5 ingredients until well combined. Stir in peanuts. Pour into prepared crust.
Carefully transfer to oven. Bake 45 minutes or until an inserted knife comes out clean. Cool completely. Top with sliced bananas and Whipped Cream.

For a home made pie crust, make half the recipe for Easy Pie Crust.
I like to roughly chop the peanuts before adding them to the mixture, but it's not necessary.
You could omit the peanuts altogether and use crunchy peanut butter instead of creamy, but I think you'd miss the salty roasted flavor of the peanuts.
I'm just sayin'.

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