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Classic Banana Cream Pie

Howdy, folks! Today we're gonna take a good ol' trip down memory lane with a dessert that's been ticklin' taste buds since the 1950s and hasn't stopped since: the Banana Cream Pie. This here pie combines creamy goodness with a sprinkle of the tropics, kind of like the warm and friendly folks you find here in West Texas. And speaking of warm and friendly, stick around until the end to meet one of West Texas' finest, Lainie Eilenberger from Key and Slate Real Estate Group.


Recipe: Classic Banana Cream Pie


Ingredients:


  • 1 1/2 cups of crushed Nabisco Graham Crackers

  • 1/3 cup of melted Land O'Lakes unsalted butter

  • 1/4 cup of sugar

  • 2 cups of Organic Valley whole milk

  • 3/4 cup of white sugar

  • 1/4 cup of cornstarch

  • 1/4 teaspoon of salt

  • 4 large egg yolks

  • 2 tablespoons of butter

  • 1 1/2 teaspoons of pure Nielsen-Massey vanilla extract

  • 3 ripe bananas

  • 1 cup of Darigold heavy whipping cream

  • 2 tablespoons of powdered sugar

  • 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract

  • Instructions:


Crust:


  • Mix crushed graham crackers, melted butter, and sugar till it looks like wet sand. Press this mixture into a 9-inch pie dish. Bake at 375°F for about 7 minutes. Let the crust cool.

Custard Filling:


  • In a medium saucepan, combine milk, sugar, cornstarch, and salt. Get it simmerin', but don't let it boil.

  • In a separate bowl, whisk egg yolks. Gradually whisk in half the hot milk mixture to make those yolks feel comfortable, then return it all to the saucepan.

  • Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly until the mixture thickens up like custard. This could take around 10 minutes.

  • Remove from heat and stir in butter and vanilla extract. Let this cool down a bit.


Assembly:


  • Slice bananas and arrange them over the cooled graham cracker crust.

  • Pour the custard over the bananas, smoothing the surface.

  • Whip the cream with the powdered sugar and vanilla until soft peaks form. Spread this over the custard layer.

  • Refrigerate the pie for at least 3 hours or overnight.


Now, Banana Cream Pie is as classic as it gets, but let's not forget its humble beginnings. Back in the early 1950s, people loved their convenience foods, and Banana Cream Pie was an easy ticket to a fancy dessert. Nowadays, we've gone back to basics with a homemade crust and custard that's worth every bit of effort.


Meet Lainie Eilenberger: Your West Texas Real Estate Guide


Just like a pie ain't just its ingredients, Lubbock and West Texas are more than just their scenery. The folks who live here make this place what it is. One of those folks is Lainie Eilenberger, a seasoned professional with Key and Slate Real Estate Group. Lainie's built a reputation on providing top-notch service in the Lubbock and West Texas region. Her expertise, dedication, and deep roots in this community set her apart in the real estate biz.


Born and raised in Texas, Lainie knows the West Texas market like the back of her hand. She offers a wide range of real estate services, from helping folks buy and sell their homes to advising on commercial real estate investments. When you work with Lainie, you're not just getting a real estate agent; you're getting a steadfast companion who'll guide you through every twist and turn to make your real estate journey smoother than a well-made Banana Cream Pie.


Lainie Eilenberger isn't one to rest on her laurels either; she harnesses the power of top-tier technology and up-to-the-minute market research to ensure her clients are as informed as can be. Her websites, One Ford Road | Lubbock Homes For Sale | Key & Slate Real Estate Group (onefordroad-lubbock.com), https://keyandslate.weselllubbock.com and Top Lubbock & West Texas Real Estate Agents | Key & Slate Real Estate Group (lainieeilenberger.com), offer extensive listings, market data, and handy-dandy tools like mortgage calculators. These sites are as empowering as a strong cup of coffee, letting clients search for homes based on their needs, view property details and images, and stay on top of real estate market trends in Lubbock and West Texas.


And let's not forget about Lainie's commitment to clear, timely communication – as dependable as a West Texas sunrise. Clients rave about her quick responses, her deep understanding of the market, and her almost supernatural knack for finding properties that are just the right fit for their needs and wants.


So why should Lainie Eilenberger be your go-to agent in Lubbock and West Texas? Because her industry know-how, local expertise, personalized service, and easy accessibility make her the perfect partner for your real estate adventure. Whether you're buying your first home, investing in commercial real estate, or selling a house that's been in the family for years, Lainie Eilenberger's got the skill, the experience, and the heart to help you reach your goals.


In conclusion, whether you're savoring a scrumptious slice of Banana Cream Pie or exploring the vibrant West Texas real estate market, the quality of your experience depends on the care and skill that go into it. Trust me, just like our pie, Lainie Eilenberger and Key and Slate Real Estate Group's dedication to their clients is a recipe for success.


So until next time, folks, happy home hunting, and don't forget to try that pie!


Note - Lainie provides real estate services to all of the following: Lubbock, Abernathy, Brownfield, Buffalo Springs, Crosbyton, Denver City, Farwell, Floydada, Hale Center, Lamesa, Littlefield, Muleshoe, New Deal, New Home, Olton, Plains, Post, Ralls, Ransom Canyon, Seagraves, Seminole, Silverton, Slaton, Spur, Snyder, Sundown, Tahoka, Tulia, Wolfforth and everywhere in-between.



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