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                            Banana Meringue Pie
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 Serving Size  : 6    Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Pies
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
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    1 1/4  cups          All-Purpose Flour
    2      tablespoons   Granulated Sugar
    6      tablespoons   Cold Unsalted Butter -- diced
    1                    Egg -- beaten
    6                    Ripe Bananas
      1/2  cup           Warm Light Cream
      1/2  cup           Granulated Sugar
    1      tablespoon    Cornstarch
    1      teaspoon      Vanilla
    4                    Egg Whites -- room temperature
    1      pinch         Salt
      1/3  cup           Granulated Sugar
 To make pastry, combine flour, sugar and butter in a food processor. Process
until the consistency of fine meal. Add beaten egg; continue to process just
until dough starts to come together. Gather into a ball, wrap and refrigerate for
one hour or place in freezer for 15 minutes to chill. Roll out dough on a floured
surface or roll out between two sheets of plastic wrap to an 11-inch circle.
Dough is sticky and falls apart easily; just patch together and fit into a
nine-inch flan pan with removable bottom; trim edges. (If you don't have a flan
pan, a pie plate can be used.) Chill for 30 minutes. Bake pastry at 375 degrees
for 12 minutes until light golden in color. Thinly slice five of the bananas and
arrange on bottom of pastry shell .
 Mash the remaining banana and combine with warm cream, 1/2 cup sugar, cornstarch
and vanilla. Pour over banana layer. Bake at 350 degrees for 35 - 40 minutes or
until filling is set. Let pie cool slightly. To make meringue, beat egg whites
with a pinch of salt until soft peaks form. Gradually beat in 1/3 cup sugar until
meringue is stiff and glossy. Spread meringue over warm pie; bake at 350 degrees
for 12 - 15 minutes or until browned. Let cool; refrigerate until serving time.
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