|Summer 2003- A few months before her passing|
Every year we went to her house for Thanksgiving, her house was full of laughter, aunts, crazy uncles and fun cousins. And the food was always amazing. She usually had enough desserts that we could alternate turkey, mashed potatoes and homemade rolls with a variety of homemade pies. Pumpkin, banana, coconut pies from Grandma and a variety of other pies from the rest of the adult women.
This summer I went into my Grandma's house and all of her cookbooks had dust on them but as I flipped through the pages I was moved as I touched the pages that had been dirtied by her lifetime of home cooking. I only wrote down recipes that the pages were well worn or her handwritten adjustments were marked on the pages. This recipe was found on a very well worn page and it took me back to those joyful warm moments.
Grandma Twila's Banana Pie
2/3 c sugar
1/4 c corn starch
1/2 tsp. salt
3 c milk
4 egg yolk, slightly beaten
2 tablespoons butter or margarine softened
2 tsp vanilla
2 large bananas
Bake pie shell. Stir together sugar, cornstarch and salt in saucepan. Blend milk and egg yolk; gradually stir into sugar mixture. Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, until mixture thickens and boils. Boil and stir 1 minute. Remove from heat blend in butter and vanilla. Press plastic wrap onto filling in saucepan and cool to room temperature. Combine banana with pudding and then put in pie shell and refrigerate for 2-4 hours until firm and top with sweetened whipped cream.
Looking for a pie crust recipe I have heard good things about The Pioneer Woman Pie Crust.
Looking for a Sweetened Whipped Cream recipe? I love this one.