Summer Sensations: Chill Out with Banana Cream Pie
Banana cream pies are for much more than throwing at clowns. In fact, we think that anyone who chooses to use these delicious treats as a weapon should be sent to dessert jail.
Of course we’re kidding (sort of), but we are completely serious about how delicious banana cream pie is. Sweet, creamy and full of banana flavor — what’s not to love? Oh yeah, banana cream pies are served chilled, so they’re a cool and refreshing dessert for even the hottest of days … the perfect pie for summer.
Whether you go with the classic recipe or something more elaborate featuring additional toppings or ingredients, you’ll definitely find a banana cream pie to love. We’re giving you some of our favorite options here, such as strawberry-banana cream pie and a macadamia nut banana cream pie that’s a yummy combo of crunchy and silky smooth.
We’re tempted to advise you to “go bananas” with these recipes … but a joke that bad just might earn us a pie in the face.
This classic recipe uses both mashed bananas and banana slices for lots of flavor and sweetness. A thick topping of whipped cream is the picture-perfect garnish.
Juicy summer strawberries are a natural compliment to bananas in this twist on the classic. Almond flavor adds an unexpected depth to both the crust and the whipped topping.
The best parts of a banana split are featured in this decadent treat. A ready-made pie crust and instant chocolate pudding make this pie easy and quick to prepare — and make it the perfect dessert for a summer party.
Macadamia nuts and bananas combine for a tropical-inspired flavor. We love the extra crunch the nuts bring to the topping and the delicious contrast they make to the creamy smooth filling.
A dessert that seems too good to be true, this tart is both delicious and low-calorie. Thanks to healthy ingredients such as rolled oats, low-fat cream cheese and lots of fresh fruit, this treat comes in at under 200 calories a serving! (We’ll definitely have seconds.)
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