Chocolate Banana Pie

What’s for dessert? Try this spin on banana cream pie from TV chef, Paula Deen.

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  • 2-3 ripe bananas
  • 1 8 oz package cream cheese
  • 1 15oz container ricotta cheese
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla
  • 3/4 cup cocoa powder


  • 4 (1-cup vol each) 4-inch diameter mini-pie crusts (graham cracker or shortbread)
  • Whipped cream
  • Dried banana chips, crushed
  • White chocolate, shaved (optional for garnish)


[step-list-wrapper title=”How to make it” time=”2 hours, 10 minutes”]
[step-item number=”1″ image_url=”” title=”” ]In a mixer combine bananas, cream cheese, ricotta, sugar and vanilla and mix well. Slowly beat in cocoa powder to avoid dry pockets. Pour into shells and refrigerate for at least 2 hours. Top with whipped cream and banana chips. Optional: top with shaved white chocolate.[/step-item][/step-list-wrapper]

Serving tip: Instead of mini crusts you can serve in a martini or other cocktail glass.

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