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Recipe: FATHER'S DAY WEEK: CHOCOLATE BANANARAMA CREAM PIE

Father's Day is on Sunday, but you can treat dad all week with meals made for men. This week, we'll offer (stereotypically) dad-friendly recipes. Today's comes from Women's Day magazine.

INGREDIENTS

1/2 cup sugar

3 tablepoons cornstarch

2 cups whole milk

Yolks of 3 large eggs

1 tsp vanilla extract

6 oz semisweet baking chocolate, coarsely chopped

One 6-oz. ready-to-fill Oreo cookie crust

2 large, ripe bananas

Topping

1 cup heavy (whipping) cream

1/3 cup fat-free caramel topping

1/2 cup almond toffee bits, plus extra for garnish



DIRECTIONS



Whisk sugar and cornstarch in a medium saucepan to blend. Gradually whisk in milk, then egg yolks. Bring to a boil over medium heat, stirring occasionally. Reduce heat to low and, stirring gently, cook 2 minutes to cook yolks. Remove from heat; stir in vanilla. Add chocolate; let stand 1 minute to melt, then whisk until blended. Refrigerate 15 minutes until slightly cooled.





Spread 1/3 cup chocolate custard over bottom of crust. Peel and thinly slice bananas; arrange over custard. Spread with remaining custard. Place plastic wrap directly on surface and refrigerate at least 5 hours or up to 1 day.





Up to 3 hours before serving: Beat topping ingredients in a medium bowl on high speed until stiff peaks form when beaters are lifted. Sprinkle 1/2 cup toffee bits over custard. Drop dollops of topping on pie, or scrape topping into a ziptop bag, cut 1/2 in. off tip of 1 corner and pipe a design on pie. To garnish, sprinkle with additional toffee bits.





Planning Tip: Can be made through Step 2 up to 1 day ahead. Complete pie up to 3 hours before serving.

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