Salted Butterscotch Banana Cream Pie

Salted Butterscotch Banana Cream Pie - Creamy, smooth butterscotch pudding tops sweet bananas in a salty pretzel crust. Fluff on some toasted marshmallow flavored meringue and grab your coffee!

Recipe: Salted Butterscotch Banana Cream Pie

Summary: Creamy, smooth butterscotch pudding tops sweet bananas in a salty pretzel crust. Fluff on some toasted marshmallow flavored meringue and grab your coffee!

Ingredients

  • Pretzel Crust
  • 1 cup plus 2 tablespoons pretzel crumbs
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter
  • Pinch of salt
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar, optional for a sweeter crust
  • Pie
  • 1/3 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1-1/4 cup packed dark brown sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups milk
  • 3 eggs yolks, beaten
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract or a tablespoon of bourbon
  • 2 ripe bananas
  • Lemon juice or 1 cup of gingerale
  • 9 inch pretzel crust
  • Meringue
  • 5 egg whites, room temperature
  • 1-1/4 cups of superfine white sugar
  • Pinch of Cream of Tartar, optional
  • Pinch of salt

Instructions

Crust

    1. Melt the butter and mix it into the pretzel crumbs until the mixture is well combined. Press firmly into a 9 inch pie pan.
    2. Bake it at 350F for ten minutes OR microwave on high for about two minutes. Set aside.

Meringue

    1. Rinse the bowl and whisk with cider vinegar. Pour the vinegar out of the bowl but don’t rinse it. Add the egg whites and cream of tartar. Beat until frothy on slow speed. Increase speed to high.
    2. Add the sugar slowly, continuing to beat until stiff peaks form and the sugar is disolved.
    3. Add 1 tablespoon DaVinci Toasted Marshmallow syrup or 1 teaspoon of vanilla. Beat in well.

Pie

    1. Slice the bananas into the lemon juice or gingerale to keep them from browning. Drain well.
    2. Mix the flour, salt, and dark brown sugar in a bowl Add the milk slowly, whisking constantly to keep it smooth. Microwave on high for about 9 minutes or until thickened, stirring every minute or so.
    3. Beat the egg yolks. Slowly add some of the hot mixture to the egg yolks, whisking constantly. Add the egg yolk mixture back into hot pudding, whisking constantly. Microwave for 2 more minutes, or until very thick. Remove from the microwave and add the 1/2 cup butter. Stir it in until it is completely melted and mixed into the pudding. Add the vanilla (or bourbon).
    4. Layer the bananas in the crust and pour the butterscotch over them. Top with the meringue and brown with a kitchen torch or at 375F for about 10 minutes. Let come to room temperature before serving.

 

Preparation time: 5 minute(s)

Cooking time: 15 minute(s)

Number of servings (yield): 8

Recipe and Photo: Texas well Seasoned / CC BY-NC-ND

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