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Pumpkin Banana Pie

Can you believe it is a few weeks until Thanksgiving? It is always fun to try new recipes to determine what makes it to the finals! It is my version of a food tryout for the Thanksgiving menu! This recipe is similar to my Pumpkin Pie made with Fresh Pumpkin Puree except I had a few extra bananas and decided to add them for a different twist. You can top it with whipped cream or make a meringue. Tyler Florence has directions on how long to cook the pie before adding the meringue. I do not really like the extra step so I will stick with the whipped cream out of a can. But I would consider it for Thanksgiving for a more elegant presentation. Greg thought the bananas made it lighter in taste and a nice change from a traditional pumpkin pie. I am not sure if I can now go back to a pumpkin pie without adding bananas. I prefer my pumpkin pie cold but it was also good warm. But I thought the flavors were more prominent once chilled.

Dry Ingredients:
1/2 cup dark brown sugar, packed
1 tbsp flour
1/2 tsp salt
½ tsp ground ginger
1/4 tsp ground nutmeg
1/8 tsp ground cloves
1 tsp ground cinnamon

Wet Ingredients:
1 cup canned pumpkin puree
1 cup mashed ripe bananas (about 2 large)
3 eggs, slightly beaten or egg beaters
1 cup light cream

Pie Crust:
1 unbaked 9-inch pie crust (I use Pillsbury but I am sure the bakers will make your own crust.)

Preheat your oven to 400 degrees.

In a large bowl mix together your dry ingredients. Then stir in your wet ingredients. I like to use whisk to blend in the pumpkin and bananas. Pour into unbaked pie crust. I like to place aluminum foil or a pie shield around the crust edge since it tends to burn. I remove it once the pie is done baking. Place your pie on a cookie sheet to make it easier to place in the oven and to retrieve it. Bake at 400 degrees for 40- to 50-minutes or until tip of knife comes out clean.

10 thoughts on “Pumpkin Banana Pie

  1. Heather says:

    mmmm….sounds delicious!

    1. Bernice says:

      It really was good. In fact I am making another one today!

  2. Lilly Sue says:

    I like the idea of adding bananas- fun! I could see that it would make it a bit lighter. Sounds delicious! Thanks!

    1. Bernice says:

      It was an experiment that came out delicious! I am going to make another one this weekend.

  3. kanzensakura says:

    What an interesting combination. I say: 2 YUMS UP

    1. Bernice says:

      It turned out really good! 🙂

  4. Tanya says:

    I will be trying this out, sounds and looks delicious 🙂

    1. Bernice says:

      Thanks! I hope you enjoy it. I made another one last night so it would be nice and cold today. It is rather addicting. 🙂

  5. scott2608 says:

    This pie sounds and looks great!

    1. Bernice says:

      Thanks – I made another one for the weekend. We can’t seem to get enough of it. 🙂

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