Bananas Foster Peanut Butter Pie






Bananas Foster Peanut Butter Pie

1/4 cup unsalted butter, plus an additional 2 tablespoons
1 1/2 finely ground vanilla wafer cookies or shortbread cookie crumbs
1 1/4 cups milk
1 cup firmly packed brown sugar
2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
1 tablespoon dark rum
3/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg
1/4 teaspoon salt
4 large egg yolks
1/3 cup creamy peanut butter
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
3 medium ripe bananas
1 cup heavy whipping cream
2 tablespoons granulated sugar
2 tablespoons finely chopped salted peanuts
1 tablespoon caramel syrup

Heat oven to 350 degrees F.

Melt 1/4 cup butter; stir together melted butter and crumbs until well combined; press into a 9-inch pie plate. Bake for 10 minutes; remove from oven and cool.

In a large saucepan, over medium heat, melt additional 2 tablespoons butter; cook for 2 minutes, stirring frequently, until golden brown. Whisk in milk, brown sugar, flour, rum, cinnamon, ginger and salt; bring to a simmer, whisking frequently. Whisk egg yolks together in a medium bowl, and gradually whisk in half of hot milk mixture until combined; whisk the egg mixture back into saucepan containing remaining milk. Heat mixture, whisking frequently, until it just comes to a boil, starts to thicken up, and coats the back of a spoon - about 1-2 minutes; strain into a large mixing bowl. Stir in peanut butter and vanilla until combined.. Cool bowl over an ice bath for 10 minutes, stirring occasionally.

Peel and diagonally slice bananas 1/4-inch thick, and layer into bottom of crust. Pour peanut butter filling over bananas, lightly cover, and cool completely in the refrigerator, about 1 hour, or until ready to serve.

When ready to serve, make the whipped cream: combine heavy cream and granulated sugar in a large mixing bowl, using a mixer on high speed, and beat until stiff peaks form - about 1-2 minutes. Spread or pipe whipped cream evenly on pie.

Sprinkle peanuts over the top, drizzle with caramel syrup, and serve.

Makes 8-10 servings


  1. every single thing in this recipe i adore!

    i love nilla wafers and LOVE bananas foster. Setting bananas up in flames with rum, lots of sugar, and more sugar is always awesome :)

    and this pie w/ PB too...WOW!

  2. Excuse me? I'll take the whole thing what. Yes, I'll eat it all at once. This looks toooo good.

  3. I love Taste of Home. How neat to be in the book, I'll have to get it now. Hope you and your family have a wonderful Thanksgiving.

  4. This looks magical! I can't wait to give it a try the next time I have some extra bananas - doesn't happen very often with 2 little mouths to feed (:

  5. congrats on getting published!! sounds like a winning recipe to me :) bananas, peanut butter... heaven.

  6. Totally in heaven with this one! I've had a serious addiction to anything bananas foster lately, and this looks amazing!

  7. what a good idea for a pie, plus a good departure from the norm. Happy Thanksgiving.

  8. Dark rum!! I highly approve!!
    btw, you're awesome for being published in magazines AND cookbooks! props :)

  9. YUM!!!! our older sister and her husband love banana fosters!! I shall make this for them!! :)

  10. So what you're telling me is that you're a rockstar? I knew that already.

    LOVE this pie! I totally live on the edge also...I'm a spur-of-the-moment type of baker.

  11. Published in a cookbook?? Good work! That really is awesome :)

  12. Looky you all published in a cookbook! Awesome.

    What a great pie - and don't ever say it's not pretty! So many of my favorite flavors there.

    I love that you're playing your t-day desserts by ear. I can't wait to see what you come up with!

  13. That's a mean pie! It reminds me of the classic lemon meringue pie which I love so much.
    I think I'd put meringue on this PB pie too, I just can't resist!
    Thanks for sharing.

  14. This sounds sooo good. I love bananas and peanut butter together!

    Congrats on being part of a cookbook!

    - Maggie

  15. This looks amazing! Anf congrats on your published recipe!

  16. congrats on being published in a cookbook! it looks delectable!!

  17. bravo, emily! there should be an optional variation: the elvis, with sprinkles of chopped bacon on top. :)

  18. Two of my favorite things to be combined is peanut butter and banana making this recipe a must try.

  19. Congratulations on being featured in a cookbook! That is awesome!

    The pie sounds and looks incredible! I have never had bananas foster, but that doesn't matter - I know I would like this!

  20. now I totally have an epic banana craving! this looks sooooo good! and your photog skills are awesome girl! <3


  21. Congrats - that is soo exciting. I love TOH.

    This sounds absolutely amazing. I love the combo of peanut butter and bananas. The thick graham crust and whipped cream just make this perfect!

  22. This looks so scrumptious. Congratulations on being published.