Chocolate Banana Pie

 Chocolate Banan Pie

Chocolate Banana Pie:

2 refrigerated pie crusts

11 - 12 (about 8 cups) medium bananas, ripe but firm  

1 cup semi sweet chocolate chunks (or chips)

1/3 cup sugar

1/4 cup flour

heaping 1/4 tsp. cinnamon

1 tsp. milk

1/2 tsp. sugar in the raw

store bought chocolate sauce (optional)

ice cream (optional)

Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.

Peel and cut bananas into 3/4 inch chunks. Place in a large mixing bowl. In a small bowl, combine flour, cinnamon, sugar and blend well. Add to bananas, stirring gently to coat.

Place one pie crust on the bottom of a 9-inch pie pan.  Add 1/3 of the banana filling. Sprinkle with 1/3 of chocolate chunks. Repeat layering 2 more times.  

Place the second pie crust over filling. Tuck the edges of the crust under. Crimp the edges using fingers or tines of a fork. Use a sharp knife to make a few 1/2 inch slits in crust to allow steam to escape. Brush crust with milk and sprinkle with sugar in the raw.

Bake for 35 to 40 minutes on second to lowest rack in oven. Done when bananas are soft but not mushy.  

Serve hot, room temperature, or cold with ice cream and chocolate sauce.