3/4 cup white sugar
1/3 cup all-purpose flour
1/4 teaspoon salt
2 cups milk
3 egg yolks, beaten
2 tablespoons butter
1 1/4 teaspoons vanilla extract
1 (9 inch) pie crust, baked
4 bananas, sliced (2 more for topping – optional)
In a saucepan, combine the sugar, flour, and salt.
Add milk in gradually while stirring gently.
Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, until the mixture is bubbly.
Keep stirring and cook for about 2 more minutes, and then remove from the burner.
Stir a small quantity of the hot mixture into the beaten egg yolks, and immediately add egg yolk mixture to the rest of the hot mixture.
Cook for 2 more minutes; remember to keep stirring.
Remove the mixture from the stove, and add butter and vanilla.
Stir until the whole thing has a smooth consistency.
Slice bananas into the cooled baked pastry shell. Top with pudding mixture and more sliced bananas if desired.
Bake at 350 degrees F for 12 to 15 minutes.
Chill for an hour.