Banana Cream Pie in Almond Crust Recipe

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Banana Cream Pie in Almond Crust
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  1. For crust: Cream butter and sugar in processor until smooth and fluffy; add egg and blend until smooth; add flour, 2/3s cup of almonds (retaining 1/3 cup for topping), baking powder and salt and process just until combined; gather dough into ball; flatten into disk.
  2. Wrap in plastic and refrigerate 1 hour.
  3. Press dough into 9-inch diameter glass pie dish, trimming excess even with edge of dish; crimp edge decoratively; refrigerate 1 hour.
  4. Preheat oven to 350°F; line crust with foil; fill with dried beans or pie weights; bake 12 minutes; remove beans and foil and bake until crust is set and edges are golden-brown, about 20 minutes; transfer to rack and cool.
  5. For filling: Pour 2 tbs water into small bowl; sprinkle gelatin over; let stand 10 minutes to soften; pour milk into medium saucepan; scrape seeds from vanilla bean into milk; add bean; bring to simmer; whisk yolks, 1/3 cup sugar and cornstarch in medium bowl until thick; gradually whisk in hot milk; return mixture to same saucepan and cook over medium heat until mixture just begins to boil and thicken, whisking constantly, about 3 minutes; add softened gelatin and stir to dissolve; press plastic wrap directly onto surface of pastry cream and chill until cool, about 30 minutes.
  6. Beat cream, confectioners’ sugar and 1/2 tsp vanilla extract in large bowl to stiff peaks; carefully fold 1 1/2 cups whipped cream into pastry cream; fold in bananas; spoon mixture into pie crust; spoon remaining whipped cream into pastry bag fitted with medium star tip; pipe whipped cream over filling, covering completely; chill until set, at least 3 hours and up to 6 hours; just before serving, sprinkle with remaining 1/3 cup of toasted almonds.
  7. Note: Because of the bananas, this pie is best eaten the day of making as they do turn brown as time passes - the flavour's still great, though.
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Nutrition Facts

Per ServingPer 100 g
Amount Per 1 Serving
Calories 550.47 Kcal (2305 kJ)
Calories from fat 293.09 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 32.57g 50%
Cholesterol 140.22mg 47%
Sodium 521.11mg 22%
Potassium 496.47mg 11%
Total Carbs 57.08g 19%
Sugars 25.82g 103%
Dietary Fiber 5.67g 23%
Protein 11.62g 23%
Vitamin C 8.5mg 14%
Vitamin A 0.1mg 4%
Iron 2.2mg 12%
Calcium 186.4mg 19%
Amount Per 100 g
Calories 240.09 Kcal (1005 kJ)
Calories from fat 127.83 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 14.2g 50%
Cholesterol 61.16mg 47%
Sodium 227.29mg 22%
Potassium 216.54mg 11%
Total Carbs 24.89g 19%
Sugars 11.26g 103%
Dietary Fiber 2.47g 23%
Protein 5.07g 23%
Vitamin C 3.7mg 14%
Iron 1mg 12%
Calcium 81.3mg 19%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
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  • salty
  • savory
  • bitter
  • sweet
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Weightwatchers Points

  • 12.9
  • 15

Good Points

  • saturated fat free

Bad Points

  • High in Sodium

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