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Deconstructed Banana Cream Pie overhead shot in a bowl on a dark marble base

Deconstructed Banana Cream Pie

  • Author: Elizabeth at Confessions of a Baking Queen
  • Prep Time: 15
  • Cook Time: 40
  • Total Time: 1 Hour 55 Minutes
  • Yield: 4-6
  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: Baking
  • Cuisine: American

Description

Homemade Roasted Banana Pudding, Fresh Whipped Cream, Salted Caramel, Fresh Bananas and Biscoff Cookies make this Deconstructed Banana Cream Pie Recipe


Ingredients

Salted Caramel

  • 2 cups granulated sugar
  • 1 1/2 sticks unsalted butter (3/4 cup)
  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 1 tbsp (or more or less) fleur de sel (affiliate link) (sea salt)

Banana Pudding

  • 2 Large Bananas
  • 3/4 Cup Granulated Sugar
  • 4 Large Egg Yolks
  • 3 Tablespoons Cornstarch
  • 3 Cups Half & Half
  • 1/4 Teaspoon Salt
  • 2 Tablespoons Unsalted Butter
  • 2 Teaspoons Vanilla Bean Paste (affiliate link)
  • 1 Tablespoon Lemon Juice

Whipped Cream

  • 2.5 Cups Heavy Whipping Cream
  • 2 Tablespoons Powdered Sugar
  • 2 Teaspoons Vanilla Bean Paste (affiliate link)

Assembly

  • 8-12 Biscoff Cookies
  • 4 Large Bananas

Instructions

Salted Caramel

  1. In a thick bottomed heavy saucepan cook the sugar on low-medium heat. Using a whisk the sugar frequently. The sugar will begin to turn to an amber color.
  2. Watch the sugar carefully as it can burn quite easily. Once it reaches 350F add all of the butter whisking quickly to combine.
  3. Remove the saucepan from the heat and whisk in heavy cream.
  4. Mix in salt and let cool.
  5. Once cool pour into an airtight container. A mason jar, plastic container, reused spaghetti sauce jar..etc. Store in fridge.

Banana Pudding

  1. Preheat oven to 325F. Place 1 banana on a baking sheet and bake until fully black about 20 minutes. Let cool for 5 minutes.
  2. In a large bowl whisk together the 1/4 of the granulated sugar, egg yolks, and cornstarch, mixing until smooth and a pale yellow color.
  3. In a large over medium heat add half &half, 1/2 cup granulated sugar, and salt simmer until sugar and salt are dissolved. Whisk a few tablespoons of the half&half mixture into the yolk mixture to temper the eggs. Then slowly pour the remaining egg yolk mixture into the half& half.
  4. Continue to cook the mixture over low- medium heat whisking constantly until the mixture is thick. Remove from heat an stir in the butter and vanilla
  5. Cook, whisking constantly until mixture is thick and large bubbles appear at the surface, about 2 minutes. Remove from heat and stir in butter and vanilla bean paste (affiliate link).
  6. In a food processors add the pudding, roasted peeled banana, lemon juice, and process until smooth. Pour into a clean bowl, cover with plastic wrap so that the plastic wrap is touching the pudding. This prevents a skin from forming. Refrigerate for at least 1 hour.

Whipped Cream

  1. In the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with a whisk attachment add the whipping cream, powdered sugar, and vanilla bean paste (affiliate link) until stiff peaks form.

Assembly

  1. When ready to serve. Place 2 crushed Biscoff Cookies in the bottom a bowl then a large scoop of banana pudding, then a large scoop of whipped cream, fresh sliced bananas, drizzle as much as you want of salted caramel on top then finally crumble 1-2 Biscoff cookies on top.

Notes

*The Salted Caramel, Banana Pudding and Whipped Cream can be made a day in advance

**Total Time includes Chill Time


Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 4-6 Individual Depending on how much

Keywords: deconstructed pie, banana cream pudding parfait