Grandma’s Cooking School: Banana Cream Pie

{Grandma’s Cooking School is my chronicles of the informal cooking lessons that my Grandma graciously decided to give us girls. I have compiled a list of all the lessons so far. Enjoy!}

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This summer, Grandma decided that it was time to give us girls some cooking lessons. We planned to begin this fall, but everything got a bit crazy. It wasn’t until a few weeks ago that we were able to take our first course: Banana Cream Pie!

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Grandma is such a patient, joyful teacher. She doesn’t have to do everything to make sure we do it right. She encourages us to be involved in every step.

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It seems she has magical hands. From years of experience, she knows little secrets to success. Like adding a little water to your pan before you pour in the milk to keep it from scalding.

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This pie is so delicious. I won’t lie and say it’s easy, because it isn’t – especially if you decide to make French Custard for the filling and meringue for the topping. But it is worth it.

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By the way, I didn’t JUST take photos. I got involved, too! Here’s the proof.

I would give you the recipe, but I didn’t ask Grandma for permission to publish her secret recipes across the Internet. So I’ll leave you with this from her very old Betty Crocker cookbook.

**Next time on Grandma’s Cooking School: Chocolate Crepes!**

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12 Responses to “Grandma’s Cooking School: Banana Cream Pie”

  1. rachel says:

    The pie looks absolutely delicious!

  2. Ruth Ann says:

    that pie looks delish! yummy yummy, and cheers for beautiful meringues and Grandmas that will teach! :) the pictures are stunning as well. thanks for sharing…you are making lifetime memories that you will never regret – not only the wisdom from your Grandma but time with her that in years to come you will cherish. trust me, I know. :)

  3. ashley says:

    I love your blog. I found it through foodgawker. Banana Cream pie is my absolute Favorite!!! What is the recipe?!!?!?

  4. Lauren says:

    That looks like so much fun! I love learning old tips and tricks from family =D.

  5. Lucy says:

    This bakes sounds like it was a true joy to make! It looks amazing, could definitely do with a big old slice of this beauty :)

  6. Ellie says:

    It’s lovely to spend such quality time with your grandma. Absolutely wonderful cream pie!

  7. Danielle says:

    The pie looks amazing.

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  9. 🙂 says:

    I recognize the page from the recipe book. Is it Betty Croccker’s cookbook? I have the same book. I took that book from my mother’s house years ago since she is no longer using that book. I grew up with that book and I baked the Lemon Chiffon Cake and Banana Chiffon Cake from that book. It’s funny though that the Banana Chiffon Cake I baked as a teenager does not come out the same in my own home. Maybe because my mother’s house is a gas oven and my home has an electric oven? I’m not sure why, but my mother’s Betty Crocker’s cookbook is all beat up now, but I’m keeping it for memories. I end up buying an up-to-date version, but it’s not the same. Keep you grandma’s cookbook.

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