Dulce de Leche Banana Cream Pie

I created this decadent but not-too-sweet banana cream pie for a holiday family potluck. It has a delicious almond flour crust that lends a wonderful nutty taste without the stress of baking a traditional pie crust. It got rave reviews from some of the best cooks I know! Serve with coffee or black tea.

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Prep Time:
30 mins
Cook Time:
3 hrs 25 mins
Additional Time:
2 hrs 30 mins
Total Time:
6 hrs 25 mins
Servings:
12
Yield:
1 9-inch pie

Ingredients

Dulce de Leche:

  • 1 (14 ounce) can sweetened condensed milk

Crust:

  • 1 ½ cups blanched almond flour

  • ¼ teaspoon sea salt

  • ¼ teaspoon baking soda

  • ¼ cup melted butter

  • 1 tablespoon agave nectar

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Custard:

  • 3 cups whole milk

  • 4 egg yolks

  • cup white sugar

  • ¼ cup cornstarch

  • ½ teaspoon sea salt

  • 1 vanilla bean, halved lengthwise

  • 2 ripe bananas, or more to taste, sliced

Stabilized Whipped Cream Icing:

  • 1 teaspoon unflavored gelatin

  • ¼ cup cold water

  • 1 cup heavy cream

  • 1 tablespoon superfine sugar

  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract

Directions

  1. Place the unopened can of sweetened condensed milk in a large pan. Cover with water. Simmer over medium-high heat for 3 hours, adding more water as needed to keep the can covered at all times. Remove can from the hot water using tongs and let cool completely.

  2. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

  3. Combine almond flour, salt, and baking soda in a large bowl. Whisk melted butter, agave nectar, and vanilla extract together in a small bowl. Stir into the almond flour mixture until thoroughly combined. Press into a deep-dish pie pan.

  4. Bake in the preheated oven until golden brown, 12 to 15 minutes. Let cool completely.

  5. Meanwhile, whisk milk and egg yolks together in a bowl. Combine sugar, cornstarch, and salt in a large saucepan. Pour in milk mixture and stir until thoroughly combined. Add vanilla bean halves to the pan. Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, until custard is thick and glossy, about 10 minutes. Remove from heat. Discard vanilla bean. Cool the custard for 30 minutes.

  6. Open the can of cooked sweetened condensed milk and pour 1/2 over the pie crust. Spread evenly. Cover evenly with sliced bananas. Pour cooled custard over the bananas. Refrigerate pie for 2 hours. Place a bowl and beaters in the refrigerator for the icing.

  7. Make icing before serving the pie. Sprinkle gelatin over cold water in a microwave-safe bowl; let soften for 5 minutes. Dissolve gelatin in the microwave for 3 minutes, stirring after every minute. Let cool until still liquid but no longer warm, about 10 minutes.

  8. Pour heavy cream into the chilled bowl. Beat at high speed until beaters leave clear trails. Slowly add sugar and vanilla extract. Continue beating, pouring in gelatin in a steady stream, until stiff peaks form. Spoon over the pie. Serve immediately or refrigerate.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

439 Calories
25g Fat
46g Carbs
10g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 12
Calories 439
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 25g 32%
Saturated Fat 11g 56%
Cholesterol 123mg 41%
Sodium 241mg 10%
Total Carbohydrate 46g 17%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Total Sugars 38g
Protein 10g
Vitamin C 3mg 14%
Calcium 184mg 14%
Iron 2mg 9%
Potassium 303mg 6%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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