Chocolate, Peanut Butter & Banana Cream Pie

There’s no better combination than chocolate and peanut butter, except maybe peanut butter and banana… this pie combines the best of both worlds. An easy pat-in crumb crust is topped with a layer of chocolate and peanut butter, which as an added bonus keeps the creamy, pudding-like filling from making the bottom of the pie soggy. Topped with whipped cream and chopped peanuts or chocolate shavings, this pie will make a good number of people very happy.

Prep time:

20 minutes
Cook Time:

10 minutes
Total time:

30 minutes
Yield: 8-10 servings

Chocolate, Peanut Butter & Banana Cream Pie

Ingredients

Chocolate, Peanut Butter & Banana Cream Pie Ingredients

Crust:

1 1/3 cups chocolate or graham crumbs
1/4 cup (1/2 stick) butter, melted

Filling:

1/2 cup Dark Chocolate Dreams or White Chocolate Wonderful Peanut Butter
1/2 cup chocolate chips
3 tablespoons butter, divided
1/3 cup sugar
2 tablespoons cornstarch
1/4 teaspoon salt
2 large egg yolks
2 cups milk
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
1-2 large bananas

Topping:

1-2 cups heavy (whipping) cream
1 tablespoon powdered sugar
chopped peanuts or chocolate curls (optional)

Procedure

1. Preheat the oven to 350°F. In a small bowl, stir together the crumbs and melted butter until well blended. Press the mixture into the bottom and up the sides of a 9-inch pie plate. Bake for 8-10 minutes, until firm (and pale golden around the edges, if you’re using graham crumbs). Set aside to cool.

Chocolate, Peanut Butter & Banana Cream Pie - Press the mixture into the bottom and up the sides of a 9-inch pie plate

2. In a small saucepan or microwave-safe bowl or measuring cup, melt the peanut butter, chocolate chips and 1 tablespoon butter on low heat, stirring until melted and smooth. Spread gently over the cooled crust and refrigerate until firm.

Chocolate, Peanut Butter & Banana Cream Pie - In a small saucepan or microwave-safe bowl or measuring cup, melt the peanut butter, chocolate chips and 1 tablespoon butter on low heat, stirring until melted and smooth

3. Meanwhile, whisk together the sugar, cornstarch and salt in a medium saucepan. Whisk in the egg yolks, then the milk and place over medium heat. Cook, whisking often, until the mixture bubbles and thickens. Once it has bubbled for a full minute, remove from the heat and stir in the remaining 2 tablespoons butter and vanilla. Stir until the butter melts and the mixture is smooth. Set aside to cool slightly, but not so much that it firms up.

Chocolate, Peanut Butter & Banana Cream Pie -  Meanwhile, whisk together the sugar, cornstarch and salt in a medium saucepan. Whisk in the egg yolks, then the milk and place over medium heat.

4. Peel the banana(s) and slice them about 1/2-inch thick on a slight diagonal. Place them in a single layer over the peanut butter-chocolate mixture, and pour the warm pudding over top. If you like, place a piece of plastic wrap on the surface to prevent a skin from forming, and refrigerate until set.

Chocolate, Peanut Butter & Banana Cream Pie - Peel the banana(s) and slice them about 1/2-inch thick on a slight diagonal. Place them in a single layer over the peanut butter-chocolate mixture

Chocolate, Peanut Butter & Banana Cream Pie - pour the warm pudding over top

5. Whip the heavy cream and powdered sugar on high speed with an electric mixer until stiff peaks form; spread over top of the chilled pie. Top with chopped peanuts or chocolate curls, if you like. Serve immediately.

Chocolate, Peanut Butter & Banana Cream Pie - Whip the heavy cream and powdered sugar on high speed with an electric mixer until stiff peaks form; spread over top of the chilled pie

Chocolate, Peanut Butter & Banana Cream Pie - Top with chopped peanuts or chocolate curls

Chocolate, Peanut Butter & Banana Cream Pie - Serve immediately

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