Mile-Hi Banana Cream Pie

This refreshing banana cream pie will become your new dessert to share with family and friends. People will think you bought it from the bakery!

Ingredients

9 inch baked pie shell 2/3 cup sugar 2 tablespoons flour 2 tablespoons cornstarch 1/4 teaspoon salt 1 3/4 cups milk 4 large egg yolks, beaten 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla, divided 1 1/2 cups heavy cream, divided 5 large bananas, divided 1/2 cup apricot preserves

Nutritional information

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Instructions

In medium saucepan, combine sugar, flour, cornstarch and salt. Gradually add milk; stir until smooth. Cook on medium heat, bring to a boil, and cook for 1 minutes, stirring constantly. In small bowl, beat egg yolks. Stir in 1/2 cup of the hot milk custard; then stir the egg custard back into the saucepan. Cook another 2 minutes, stirring constantly. Pour into a medium bowl and set custard aside to cool to room temperature. Stir occasionally. After the custard is cooled, stir in 1 teaspoon vanilla. In a small bowl, whip 1/2 cup cream until it peaks; then fold into the custard. Cut 2 bananas into 1/4 inch slices; arrange on bottom and sides of baked pie crust. Spoon in custard, spread evenly to the edges. Press plastic wrap directly on the custard and chill for 4 hours or overnight. One hour before serving, in a small bowl, whip remaining 1 cup cream with remaining 1/2 teaspoon vanilla until it peaks. Spread over the pie forming a high peak. Slice remaining bananas and arrange by laying them on top, starting a row across the center. In a small saucepan, heat preserves; then press them through a sieve. Brush over the bananas. Return to the refrigerator and chill until ready to serve.