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In case you need a recipe for something to fill your Gluten Free Pie Crust with… here ya go! I made my first banana cream pie a few years ago and only recently started experimenting on developing my own recipe for one. Roy’s favorite type of pie is banana cream pie and every one that I made or we bought just wasn’t quite what he had in mind and was not up to my standards either. We began our quest to create the perfect banana cream pie and I was making it both dairy free/paleo friendly and traditional whole milk real sugar versions.
Every version I have made is gluten and nut free, and the final pie crust that was the best can be found here. This crust has rice flour in it so depending on your version/definition of paleo this is possibly ok. The cool thing is, all recipes can be altered to fit your needs! You can try other similar flours to sub for the rice flour if you would like. I have not tried any flour substitutions so please let me know what you think if you do. Do try subbing coconut sugar or honey for the sugar, full fat coconut milk for the whole milk and coconut cream for the whipped cream-this is the paleo version-tried and true 😉 If you can handle it and are looking for a real indulgent treat then please follow the directions exactly-this is the BEST banana cream pie that my husband and daughter have ever had and they are not afraid to tell me if something is not their favorite! My in-laws also loved it and I am finally fully able to approve this recipe to share with the world!
This batch can fill a very deep pie pan or ideally will make 2 standard pies. We have done 1 pie and used the rest to eat plain as custard/pudding with fruit or alone-it is very sweet! I have used some of the leftover whipped cream and custard in a bowl with fruit and granola and it was one of the best treats I have had in a while. I am getting ready to finalize a recipe to share with you for a berry tart using the other half of the pudding/custard from this recipe, the other 1/2 of the pie crust and local berries from Sauvie Island Farms where I went this past weekend with my good friend. If you’re in the Portland Metro area, which a lot of my readers are, please check this place out, it was awesome, the people were kind and they have a nice variety of fruit. In the meantime check us out on Pinterest, Instagram, Facebook and Twitter!