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Banana cream pie with a toasty coconut crust makes this pie an all-time favorite.
Heat oven to 325°F. Reserve 1/4 cup coconut; set aside.
Combine remaining coconut and butter in medium bowl; press onto bottom and up sides of 9-inch pie pan. Bake for 20 to 25 minutes or until golden brown.
Meanwhile, combine 1/2 cup sugar, flour and salt in 2-quart saucepan; stir in milk. Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, until mixture comes to a full boil (7 to 8 minutes). Remove from heat. Stir small amount of milk mixture into egg yolks; return to pan. Reduce heat to low. Continue cooking until slightly thickened (1 to 2 minutes). (DO NOT BOIL.) Stir in vanilla. Pour half of hot filling into baked crust; cover with banana slices. Top with remaining filling.
Increase oven temperature to 375°F. Beat egg whites in small bowl at low speed until foamy. Increase speed to high; beat, gradually adding 6 tablespoons sugar, until glossy and stiff peaks form. Spread onto warm filling, sealing to edge of crust. Sprinkle with reserved coconut.
Bake for 9 to 11 minutes or until lightly browned. Cool 30 minutes at room temperature. Refrigerate at least 3 hours. Store refrigerated.
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Dietary Fiber: 2g
Fun and strait forward to put together. Only problem with the recipe is that there wasn't enough coconut mixture to completely cover my 9 inch pie pan, so I had to mix up about half a cup more.
Made this pie yesterday as a practice for a gift next week and it is great. Perfect.
Land O Lake is very good . I love to use it. Makes your food better CAN'T TELL IT'S NOT BUTTER. LOVE [LAND O LAKE ]TO BAKE, OR COOK WITH. DORIS MARTIN
If you love coconut and banana cream pies, you'll love this one! The coconut crust is quite unique. Great recipe.
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