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Banana Cream Pie Recipe + Giveaway

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Tracking PixelThis is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of PAM Cooking Spray.

My husband has been begging me to make a cream pie.
Since he was nice enough to help me put up the outside Christmas lights this year, 
I wanted to treat with a sweet “thank you for holding the ladder and not letting me fall to my death” pie.
He didn’t care what kind, so I decided to go with banana.

Most banana cream pie recipes I have seen use a regular pie crust.
But I wanted to give my dessert a little twist so 
I went with a mixture of graham cracker and a touch of cinnamon.
I didn’t know if that would be a winner or not.
But guess what?
Oh mama! That was a good choice! 
Once I had the crust made, I couldn’t wait to add my bananas.

So today I am going to share with you this sweet recipe, 
 a great cooking tip I’ve learned and I also have a super fun giveaway you won’t want to miss! 🙂

But before I get to the recipe, I want to talk about my favorite kitchen necessity.
When baking, I always make sure to use PAM Cooking Spray so that my recipes don’t stick.
No sticking means less time washing and scrubbing those dishes.
And PAM now leaves up to 99% less residue build-up than butter and other brands of cooking spray. 
Plus, the improved formula has ZERO calories.
That means you can go back for seconds, right? Totally! 😉

Banana Cream Pie 

For the Crust:
1 1/2 cups finely ground graham cracker crumbs
1/3 cup sugar
6 tbs melted butter
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon

For the Pie:
3/4 cup sugar
3 tablespoons of corn starch
1/4 teaspoon salt
2 cups milk
3 egg yolks, beaten
2 tablespoons butter
1 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
5 bananas sliced and 1 more for garnish

To make the crust:

1) Combine the graham crackers, sugar, melted butter, and cinnamon until well blended. Press your mixture into a 9-inch pie plate.

2) Bake at 375 degrees, for 7 minutes. Cool.

To make the pie:
1) In a saucepan, combine the sugar, corn starch and salt. Add milk in gradually while stirring. Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, until the mixture become bubbly. Keep stirring and cook for about two more minutes. Then remove from burner.

2) Stir a small quantity of the hot mixture into the beaten egg yokes. Then immediately add the add the yolk mixture to the rest of the hot mixture. Cook for two more minutes, remember to keep constantly stirring. Remove the mixture from the stove and add the butter and vanilla. Stir until the whole mixture has a smooth consistency.

3) Slice bananas into the cooled graham cracker crust shell. Then top with the pudding mixture. 

4) Chill for at least one hour before serving.

Now that we have talked pie, are you ready for the giveaway?
I am super excited to be giving away this prize package valued at $50:

– 1 FULL size sample of PAM Cooking Spray
– 1 Le Creuset Pie Dish (just like mine!)
I am going to make this giveaway super easy to enter!
All you need to do is leave me a comment on this post letting me
know about a recipe that you gave a little twist. 
Or you if you like to stick to the recipe, what’s your favorite pie?
 Please make sure I have a way to contact you. 
To avoid spam, just type at your email address in the comments like this:
inspirationformoms at gmail dot com.
One winner will be selected by random.org and notified on 
Wednesday, December 11, 2013.
All entrants must be 18 years+ and reside in the Continental U.S.
Full Giveaway Terms and Conditions can be found here:
https://www.inspirationformoms.com/p/protected-pam-sweepstakes-terms-and.html
Good luck!

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of PAM Cooking Spray.  For more information, visit http://www.pamcookingspray.com.

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