Banana Chocolate Pie
Preparation
45 MIN
Cooking
20 MIN
Chilling
4 H
Servings
10

Banana Chocolate Pie

Ingredients

    Crust

  • 1 cup (250 ml) unbleached all-purpose flour
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 1/2 cup (125 ml) unsalted butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup (125 ml) sugar
  • 1/2 cup (125 ml) cocoa powder
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 teaspoon (2.5 ml) vanilla extract

    Ganache

  • 3/4 cup (180 ml) 35% cream
  • 3/4 cup (180 ml) mashed bananas
  • 1/4 cup (60 ml) brown sugar
  • 8 oz (225 g) semisweet chocolate
  • 1 egg

    Whipped Cream

  • 1 1/4 cups (310 ml) 35% cream
  • 1/4 cup (60 ml) sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon (1 ml) vanilla extract

  • Dark chocolate shavings, to taste

Preparation

Crust

  1. In a bowl, combine the flour and salt.
  2. In another bowl, cream the butter, the sugar, and cocoa powder in an electric mixer. Add the egg and vanilla and beat until smooth. At low speed or with a wooden spoon, stir in the dry ingredients. Form a disc with the dough. Cover with plastic wrap. Refrigerate for 30 minutes.
  3. On a floured work surface, roll out the pastry and line a 23-cm (9-inch) pie plate with removable bottom.
  4. With the rack in the lowest position, preheat the oven to 200 °C (400 °F). Bake for about 15 minutes or until the crust is thoroughly cooked.
  5. Let cool.

Ganache

  1. In a small saucepan, bring the cream, mashed bananas, and brown sugar to a boil.
  2. In a food processor, pour the hot cream over the chocolate. Pulse for a few seconds at a time, until the chocolate has melted. Add the egg and pulse until the mixture is smooth. Spread the ganache into the crust. Refrigerate for 3 hours or until the filling is firm.

Whipped Cream

  1. In a bowl, beat all the ingredients with an electric mixer until stiff peaks form.
  2. Cover the pie with the whipped cream and top with chocolate shavings. Refrigerate until ready to serve.