Those Baked boys, they like their peanut butter. Especially with banana or chocolate. I don’t really like peanut butter, especially mixed with other things, but I’m making an exception for this pie.
The crust is made with vanilla wafers (I got lazy and used the Trader Joe’s version – turned out great). A bit of a change-up from a typical cookie press-in crust is the use of cold – not melted – butter. I think it works really well.
The filling is a vanilla custard. I’m on board with this. I got lazy (again) and didn’t use a vanilla bean – vanilla paste is a perfectly fine substitute.
Once the custard is chilled and set up in the crust, it’s topped with sliced bananas and then the peanut butter topping. The peanut butter is cut with cream cheese and whipped cream, and sweetened with powdered sugar. The result is more like the filling in a Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup.
To get the recipe and see the other entries from this week’s Baked Sunday Mornings head on over to Baked Sunday Mornings.
- Peanut Butter Banana Cream Pie (Baked Explorations, p. 60)