Friday, February 27, 2015

Chocolate Coconut Banana Cream Pie and Giveaway

March 2nd is national Banana Cream Pie Day and to celebrate this day Gay Lea has developed a new twist on an old classic using their new Coconut Whipped Cream. Bananas have been popular in North America since the late 1880. The first recipe for Banana Cream Pie appeared in 1901 out of Chicago, IL and published in the Women’s Exchange Cook Book. This recipe for Chocolate Coconut Banana Cream Pie from Gay Lea has flaked coconut in the base and a dollop of their deliciously creamy Coconut Whipped Cream to top off the pie!
Crust
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1/3 cup each cocoa powder and granulated sugar
1/4 cup sweetened flaked coconut
1/2 tsp salt
3/4 cup cold, cubed Gay Lea Salted Butter
1 egg yolk

Pulse flour with cocoa, sugar, coconut and salt in a food processor. Pulse in butter until finely crumbed. Whisk egg yolk with 2 tbsp ice water; pulse into flour mixture until it clumps together.

Press dough evenly into the bottom and 1 1/2 inches up the sides of a 10-inch springform pan. Prick with a fork. Freeze for 15 minutes. Preheat oven to 375°F. Bake, on a lower rack, for 15 minutes or until set. Cool to room temperature.

Filling
2 1/2 cups milk
2/3 cup granulated sugar
1/3 cup cornstarch
2 egg yolks beaten
2 tbsp Gay Lea Salted Butter
1 tbsp vanilla extract
3 bananas, thinly sliced
1 canister Gay Lea Real Coconut Whipped Cream 225g
Toasted coconut

Whisk milk with sugar and cornstarch in a heavy saucepan set over medium heat. Bring to a boil, stirring often, until thickened. Whisk some of the hot milk mixture into egg yolks. Whisk back into remaining milk. Cook, whisking, for 1 minute. Remove from heat; stir in butter and vanilla.

Line cooled shell with bananas. Pour hot filling over top to cover bananas completely. Cool to room temperature; chill for at least 2 hours or up to 2 days. Just before serving, remove ring and arrange on serving platter. Pipe coconut whipped cream to cover custard completely and garnish with toasted coconut. Makes 8 to 12 servings.

To make individual pies: Divide dough between eight, 5-inch mini pie plates or foil pot-pie pans; pressing evenly into bottom and up sides. Arrange on a baking sheet; bake for 15 minutes. Cool to room temperature. Divide bananas and custard between the cooled shells. Chill until set. Garnish with whipped cream and toasted coconut.

Giveaway:
If you are in Canada and would like to win a dessert theme prize pack with a pie cutter, pie plate, napkins, dessert forks, dessert plates, and two vouchers for free Gay Lea Whipped Cream product then enter the giveaway through the rafflecopter below before March 22. Please follow my social media networks and leave comments to be eligible to win.
Update: The winner is Erika

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66 comments:

  1. I live in North bay,on. Banana cream pie with shaving of coconut and chocolate.

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  2. I live in ON, and I love deep-fried bananas with ice cream.

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  3. Ontario - i love banana cream pie with a graham wafer crust and lots of whipped cream on top!

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  4. I'm in the GTA...I love pretty much all things banana! I literally just finished one haha. But my fav dessert Banana Cream Pie of course! I also looove banana bread, as dessert, or breakfast...or any time :)

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  5. In BC and i love banana cream pie!

    billiondollarprincesss@hotmail.com

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  6. bananas in caramel sauce with whipped cream
    jan

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  7. I'm from Ontario.
    My favourite banana dessert is banana pudding.

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  8. I'm in Ontario. My favourite banana dessert is an ice cream Sundae with bananas and the works!

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  9. I'm in Alberta and I love a Banana split!

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  10. In Ontario here.....my favorite is mom's banana bread! Nothing beats it!

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  11. I live in NL,Canada,, and I love banana bread (or muffins)!!

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  12. I live in BC and I make a delicious banana bread! So good warm with butter!

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  13. I live in Ontario. My favourite banana dessert is banana cream pie. The one my mom makes. Nobody else's is anywhere near as good as hers.

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  14. Yummy! Banana and coconut pie must really good :)

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  15. I live in Ontario and love Upside Down Banana Cake. (Judy Cowan)

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  16. I live in St Catharines, Ontario. My favourite banana dessert is a banana split :)

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  17. Manitoba - I love banana cream pie

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  18. I live in Manitoba. I love banana everything, but a banana split is my fave!

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  19. Newfoundland and I love Banana Cream Pie.
    Florence C

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  20. I am in Ontario.

    Banana Cream Pie is my favorite (but without the coconut)

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  21. I live in Alberta. Bananas Foster is a fave!
    Cheers.

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  22. mmm I love banana pudding, but I will try out that banana cream pie, it looks incredible !

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  23. I am from BC, and my 2 favourite banana desserts are banana cream pie, and a blueberry and banana pie with whipped cream that my mom makes. Which reminds me I need to get the recipe from her. I loooove banana desserts, now I am craving them for breakfast! ;-)

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  24. I am in Ontario and love banana pudding.

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  25. What a delicious looking Banana Pie. I love bananas in my smoothies. I'm in Mississauga, Ontario.

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  26. I live in Ontario Canada and I love my bananas with real vanilla ice cream!!

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  27. Ontario and I love banana splits!

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  28. I dont liive anywhere near canada or US :) but thats one delicious looking cream pie

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  29. I live in Ontario and I like the deep-fried bananas with ice cream

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  30. I am in NL. My favourite banana dessert is chocolate chip banana bread.

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  31. I live in Toronto and I love frozen whipped bananas

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  32. I live in Ontario and my favourite banana desert is Bananas Foster!

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  33. I live in Nova Scotia. I like banana bread

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  34. I live in Newfoundland and I love Banana Cream Pie

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  35. I live in Ontario and my favourite is Banana Cream Pie

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  36. I live in Ontario I like banana cream pie as well
    (Debbie W)

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  37. Looks delicious very nice chocolate coconut banana cream pie.

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  38. I"m in BC and I love a banana split

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  39. I live in Ontario and my favourite banana dessert is banana bread. :)

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  40. I live in Ontario and my favourite banana recipe is chocolate banana cake. This is a fantastic recipe and I would love to try this.

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  41. I live in Alberta and Banana Cream Pie is my favorite banana dessert1

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  42. Wow. Nice. I shall try this. TX for sharing.

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  43. I live in Hamilton, Ontario. My favorite banana dessert is Banana Split Cheesecake.

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  44. I am from manitoba and I like banana cream pie

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  45. I live in Ontario and we love banana split.

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  46. I live in BC. I like Banana Bread.

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  47. I live in BC and i love banana cream pie!

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  48. I'm in canada and my favourite banana dessert is banana bread or maybe banana and blueberry muffins. Yumm!

    - amber y

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  49. I live in Ontario and love banana cream pie.

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  50. I live in Ontario and I love banana pudding.

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  51. I live in Alberta. I like Banana Cream Pie.

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  52. I live in ontario. I like the banana cream pie.
    Marla

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  53. I live in NB and I would choose Banana Cream Pie.

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  54. I'm in New Brunswick. I actually made this pie recipe. I saw it posted so often that I thought I'd try it. It was good but my favourite banana dessert is Banana cream pie with brown butter and a traditional crust.

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  55. I live in Ontario. I love Banana Cream Pie.

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  56. I live in BC and I love a great banana cream pie

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  57. I live in Sask and I love Banana Cream Pie.

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  58. I live in Ontario. My favourite banana dessert is simple. Cut a banana in half. Lay it on aluminum foil. Chop a Mars bar into bits and lay along with banana. Wrap and bake for 10-15 minutes. The resulting gooey mess is delicious with ice cream.

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  59. I live in Winnipeg and love banana bread

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  60. I'm in Ontario - I like banana creme pie

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  61. I am from Ontario and Banana Cream Pie

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  62. This looks so delicious after a long time at your space

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