First and foremost I would like to point out that in the 8-ish years I have been creating recipes for this blog never once, NOT ONCE, have I ever made a pie!
Why? Friend, to be perfectly honest, I normally just don’t have the patience for creating pie. But, somewhere in-between spring and summer, when the weather starts to warm up just a bit, I seriously crave a slice of my grandmother’s banana cream pie and in that moment of sticky humid heat I suddenly develop the zen like patience that I imagine one must have to make pie. Don’t worry though, because for the sake of banana cream pie cravings that may occur over the course of the rest of the year – when zen like patience is running low, I’m also including instructions for making banana cream pie pudding cups.
Let’s break down this Gluten Free Banana Cream Pie layer by layer shall we? (Spoiler alert: the layers of the pudding cups are EXACTLY the same!)
…and now, because I love you and I love this gluten free banana cream pie and I think that the two of you should meet, I am going to let you in on another way to dish the components of this pie up without all the hassle!
When I said I like to sneak protein into my family’s sweet treats I wasn’t kidding! Just check out all of these delicious protein packed treats that I make with Premier Protein products…
Gluten Free Banana Cream Pie & Puddings
This pie is TOTALLY worth all the effort required, but be sure you make note that this pie requires a minimum of 4 hours chilling time for the pastry cream to set before serving.
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- Prep Time: 25 minutes plus 4 hours refrigeration
- Cook Time: 30 min
- Total Time: 55 minutes + chill time
- Yield: 8 slices/pudding cups 1x
- Category: Dessert
- Method: Baked / Stovetop
- Cuisine: Dessert
For the ginger cookie crust:
For the protein packed pastry cream:
Make the ginger cookie crust:
Make the protein packed pastry cream:
Keywords: gluten free, pie, banana cream pie
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