It was only a matter of time that this pie would come into existence, almost as though, with infinite time and a finite of possible ingredients, one must believe that it is a mathematical inevitability this pie would exist at some point in time, as real as Pi, but far less permanent, that is, once it has been sampled.
This pie may look simple and its creation is simple but this pie is complex or better said, this pie is an enigma.
1 box cook and serve banana cream pudding *
3 cups milk **
1 9" graham cracker crust ***
1 jar marshmallow cream
1 6 oz cream cheese
* There is a big difference in texture, flavor, and quality between the cook and serve and the instant puddings, use the cooked since it creates a firmer pudding.
* Organic milk is what I choose since there is no need to consume hormones if it can be avoided.
** 0% High Fructose Corn Syrup and because I can avoid this chemical, I do.
NOTE : A baked flour crust would also work well with this pie or a homemade graham crust, the pre-made makes it easier for anyone to make this pie. Even the use of Nilla wafers would be good, but avoid the HFCS if at all possible.
Step 1: Cook the pudding
As per the instructions for the banana pudding mix, add three cups of milk and the banana cream pie mix in a medium saucepan and cook on medium heat, stirring constantly to keep the milk from scorching, bring to a full boil.
Once the pudding is cooked and thickened, set aside for a few minutes while you prepare the crust and bananas, be sure to stir the pudding occasionally to prevent a skin from forming on its surface.