Jefferson County Recipe of the Day: Banana Cream Cheese Pie With Strawberry Topping

Your family will love this old-fashioned dessert!

Banana Cream Cheese Pie With Strawberry Topping

Ingredients

1 – 8 oz. package cream cheese, softened
1/2 cup sugar
1 cup mashed ripe bananas
1 teaspoon lemon juice
1 – 8 oz. carton frozen whipped topping, thawed
1 – 9-inch graham cracker crust

Strawberry Topping:

2 tablespoons sugar
1 teaspoon cornstarch
1-1/4 cups sliced fresh strawberries
5 drops red food coloring

Directions

~In a large bowl, beat cream cheese and sugar until smooth. Combine bananas and lemon juice; stir into cream cheese mixture. Fold in whipped topping. Pour into crust. Cover and refrigerate for one hour (or until set).

~In a large saucepan, combine sugar and cornstarch. Stir in strawberries and food coloring. Let stand for five minutes. Bring to a boil.

~Reduce heat; cook and stir until thickened. Cool. Drizzle some over pie.

~Cut into wedges; serve with remaining topping.


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