Recipe courtesy of Petsi Pies

Chocolate-Peanut Butter-Banana Pie

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  • Level: Intermediate
  • Total: 3 hr 20 min (includes cooling time)
  • Active: 1 hr
  • Yield: One 9-inch pie
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Ingredients

Chocolate Cream Filling:

Chocolate Cookie Crust:

Peanut Butter Filling:

Chocolate Ganache:

Directions

  1. Make the chocolate cream filling: Whisk together the egg yolks, sugar, cornstarch and salt in a 3-quart heavy saucepan until well combined, then, while whisking, slowly pour in the milk. Warm the mixture over medium heat until a few bubbles burst at the surface, reduce the heat to low, and gently simmer while whisking until the mixture thickens, about 1 minute. Turn off the heat and whisk in the semisweet and unsweetened chocolates, 2 tablespoons butter and the vanilla until well combined. Lightly grease a sheet of waxed or parchment paper with the remaining 1 teaspoon butter and press it flush against the surface of filling. Set the filling aside to cool completely, about 2 hours.
  2. Make the chocolate cookie crust: Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Combine the cookie crumbs, sugar and butter in a small bowl and stir until the crumbs are well moistened. Pat the mixture firmly and evenly into the bottom and all the way up the sides of a 9-inch pie pan. Bake the crust until firm, about 5 minutes. For a firmer, crunchier crust, bake 5 minutes more. Remove the cookie crust from the oven and set aside to cool.
  3. Make the peanut butter filling: Beat the peanut butter and butter with an electric mixer at medium speed until well combined. Reduce the speed to low and gradually add the confectioners' sugar. Once it is all added, increase the mixer speed to high and beat until the peanut butter filling is smooth and fluffy, 3 to 5 minutes.
  4. Make the chocolate ganache: Add the chocolate chips, heavy cream and instant coffee to a medium heat-safe bowl and set it over a medium saucepan filled with 1 inch of barely simmering water. Whisk the mixture occasionally until the chocolate is completely melted and the mixture is smooth and warm.
  5. To assemble: Arrange the sliced bananas over the chocolate cookie crust. Add the chilled chocolate cream filling and use a spatula to spread it into an even layer. Top with an even layer of the peanut butter filling, then drizzle with chocolate ganache. Refrigerate until serving.

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