Caramel Banana Cream Pie

Caramel Banana Cream Pie

Do you remember when I told you that I didn’t like cream pies before trying this Coconut Cream Pie?

Well, loving that pie drew my eye to this caramel banana cream pie, which I made a couple of months ago and am just now getting around to sharing with you.

I’ve actually never tasted banana cream pie before because I always thought I wouldn’t like it but after we tasted this pie and loved it my hubby said it’s a lot like banana cream and that I’d probably like it, too.  I don’t really like pudding or custard so I just assumed I wouldn’t like anything that’s creamy like cream pies, but I do like whipped cream.  Go figure.

So, hmm.  Have I lived my whole life thinking I don’t like things when I probably really would if I would just try it?  I wonder how many areas this applies to in my life?  Just a couple of weeks ago my mother offered me some pink cinnamon apple rings that she canned and I’m sure they were delicious but I just didn’t have the courage to try one. What is it with me?  Is there anyone out there that has weird food-trying phobias or is it just me?

Anyway, back to this caramel banana cream pie.  It’s a light, slightly sweetened cream pie with fresh bananas and caramel in practically every bite.  What’s not to love about that?

So, the message of this weird story is this.  If you don’t like cream pies give this one a try and see if it changes your mind.  If you do like cream pies give this one a try so you have another to add to your yummy recipe collection.  It’s delicious.

Caramel Banana Cream Pie

Caramel Banana Cream Pie

Ingredients

  • 2 packages {8 ounces each} cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 8 ounces whipped cream {go for homemade ~ it easy to make and tastes so much better than Cool Whip}
  • 1/2 cup caramel syrup, divided
  • 1 graham cracker pie crust {homemade or store purchased}
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans, divided
  • 2 bananas, sliced

Directions

  1. Beat the cream cheese, sugar, and vanilla in a bowl until well blended. Mix in the whipped cream. Set aside.
  2. Pour 1/4 cup of the caramel topping onto the crust, spreading to cover evenly.
  3. Top with layers of 1/4 cup pecans, bananas, and the cream cheese mixture.
  4. Spread the remaining whipped cream over the top and sprinkle with the rest of the pecans.
  5. Refrigerate for 2 hours.
  6. Drizzle with the remaining caramel topping.
http://www.abrightandbeautifullife.com/caramel-banana-cream-pie/

Recipe source: Busy Mom’s Helper

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6 Responses to Caramel Banana Cream Pie

  1. Leilani November 1, 2013 at 10:12 am #

    Looks so fluffy and ethereal! I, too, am not a cream pie fan but this would be heavenly with a cappuccino. 🙂

  2. Erin November 2, 2013 at 6:39 pm #

    Lori, this looks awesomely yummy! I love anything with caramel, so this is right up my alley!

    Erin @ Elizabeth Joan Designs

    • Lori November 3, 2013 at 10:18 pm #

      Give it a try, Erin, and let me know if you like it.

  3. Cheryl November 4, 2013 at 7:23 am #

    I’m stopping by from the Weekend Potluck and adding your recipe to my ziplist recipe box, it looks delicoius! Thanks so much for sharing!

    • Lori November 4, 2013 at 1:50 pm #

      Don’t you just love ziplist? Thanks for popping over.

  4. Julie@teachinggoodeaters November 5, 2013 at 7:16 pm #

    I LOVE banana cream pie and this looks amazing!!

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