The Best Banana Cream Pie

Yes, this banana cream pie really is the best!

Base Ingredients:

  • 1 9 inch graham cracker pie crust
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 2 cups milk
  • 3/4 cup white sugar
  • 1/3 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 3 egg yolks, reserving egg whites for meringue
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 2 tablespoons banana liqueur
  • 3 ripe bananas

Base instructions:

Preheat oven to 375 degrees.

In [easyazon-link keywords=”saucier” locale=”us”]saucier[/easyazon-link], combine the sugar, flour and salt, cream, milk and egg yolks and beat very well with a whisk.

Bring to boil over medium heat, stirring constantly. Continue cooking for one minute to ensure the flour has reached its maximum thickening and no longer tastes raw.

Remove from heat and blend in the butter, vanilla and liqueur.

Set aside to cool slightly.

Slice bananas into pie shell, top with custard and top with prepared meringue.

Bake until meringue has turned golden brown.

Remove from oven and cool thoroughly before slicing.

Meringue Ingredients:

  • 3 egg whites at room temperature
  • 3 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 2 tablespoons banana liqueur

Meringue Instructions:

Place egg whites in mixing bowl and begin beating. When the egg whites are frothy, add the sugar and continue beating until soft peaks form, add banana liqueur.



Chambord White Peach Cobbler

Traditional Peach Cobbler with a touch of Black Raspberry Goodness

Do you know what goes very well with white peaches? Chambord Black Raspberry Liqueur, that’s what! I took a traditional cobbler recipe, used white peaches and laced it with a bit of Chambord Liqueur, for my current favorite taste sensation.

2 cups flour; plain or self rising
1 t salt only if using plain flour
2/3 cup + 2 T shortening
4-5 T ice water

4 cups fresh fruit
1 1/2 cups sugar
2 cups water
4 T butter
1 1/2 T Chambord Liqueur

extra sugar for sprinkling

The dough ball, ready for resting.To prepare crust:
Preheat oven to 425 degrees or so.

Mix salt well with flour if not using self rising flour. Cut shortening into flour using two forks until mixtures is blended and crumbly.

Add ice water, mixing lightly, until pastry holds together.

Divide into two portions and pat into balls.

Chill while preparing fruit.

Sliced White PeachesTo prepare fruit:
Peel, pit, and slice or rinse berries.

In heavy saucepan, bring fruit, sugar, water, butter to boil and boil 5 minutes stirring often to keep from sticking. Add liqueur and stir.

Set aside.

The peaches in the liqueur syrup

Dough strips ready to be placed in the cobbler.To assemble:
Role one ball of pastry to pie crust thickness and cut into inch wide strips.

Pour half the fruit mixture into a 12 x 9 x 2 inch pan (or equivalent). Lay the strips across the fruit in rows. Top with remaining fruit mixture.

Roll and cut the second ball of pastry as the first, topping the cobbler with the strips. Feel free to be artistic or rustic.


The assembled cobbler, ready for the oven.Sprinkle pastry with granulated sugar.

Bake in a 400-450 degree oven for 45 minutes, or until golden and bubbly. Begin checking at 30 minutes and in 5 minute intervals thereafter.