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    Classic Banana Cream Pie

    Prep: 25 min - Chill: 1 hr

    1/2 cup plus 2 tablespoons sugar, divided
    1/4 cup cornstarch
    2 cups milk
    2 eggs yolks beaten
    1/2 cup butter or margarine
    1 tablespoon vanilla extract
    3 firm, medium DOLE® Bananas, peeled, sliced
    1 (9-inch) baked pastry crust
    1 cup whipping cream

    Stir together 1/2 cup sugar, cornstarch and milk, until smooth in heavy saucepan. Heat until boiling. Stir small amount of hot milk mixture into beaten egg yolks, in bowl. Stir egg mixture into saucepan with remaining hot mixture.

    Cook over medium heat, stirring until sauce thickens and boils about 5 minutes. Remove from heat. Stir in butter and vanilla. Cool for 15 minutes. Fold in bananas, reserving a few slices for garnish, if desired.

    Spoon filling into baked pastry shell. Cover and chill 1 hour. Whip cream in bowl until soft peaks form, gradually pour in remaining 2 tablespoons sugar and continue whipping until stiff peaks form. Spread on top of pie.

    Makes 8 servings

    Nutrition info per 1 servings: 417 calories, 26g fat (14g sat.), 108mg cholesterol, 215mg sodium, 41g carbohydrate, 5g protein

    This recipe created by Dole Foods.

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