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Stacy Lyn Harris fried banana pudding pie
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Southern Fried Banana Pudding Pie

There's no diet in the world that could keep me away from these scrumptious southern fried banana pudding pies!
Servings 8

Ingredients

  • 6 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 tbsp baking powder
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 1 1/2 cups shortening
  • 2 large eggs lightly beaten
  • 1/2 cup ice water or about 8 tablespoons
  • 2 teaspoons white vinegar
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/3 cup cornstarch
  • 3 cups milk
  • 4 large egg yolks
  • 1/3 cup butter
  • 1 pinch kosher salt
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 5 ripe bananas sliced

Instructions

  • Combine flour, baking powder, and salt in a large bowl. Cut in shortening using a pastry cutter or your fingers until crumbly.
  • In a medium-sized bowl, mix eggs, almost all the ice water, and vinegar. Add egg mixture to the flour mixture and gently mix. As the dough begins to come together, form a ball. Add more water if needed.
  • Divide the dough into fourths and form each into a disc. Wrap the discs in plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least one hour.
  • Meanwhile, make the filling. In a medium-sized heavy saucepan, whisk together sugar and cornstarch. In a large bowl, whisk milk and egg yolks. Begin to slowly whisk milk and egg mixture into the saucepan with the dry ingredients. Bring mixture almost to a boil (medium heat) and whisk continuously until thickened, about 8 minutes. Remove from heat. Add butter one tablespoon at a time, allowing each one to melt completely before adding the next, while continuously stirring. Add the extract and slat until combined. Add the bananas and incorporate. Chill until needed.
  • Sprinkle a work surface with flour and roll a ball of dough out until 1/8-inch thick. Cut it into approximately 4-inch circles. Use a bowl that measures 4-inches across the top. Roll out the remaining discs and repeat. Using all the scraps, form another ball. Roll it out and proceed to cut as many 4-inch circles as possible.
  • Put about a tablespoon of filling in the center of each circle of dough.
  • Fold circles in half, wetting your fingers with water to seal the edges. Make sure edges are completely sealed and crimp edges with a fork with flour on it.
  • Heat about 3 inches of oil in a Dutch oven or deep frying pan. Heat the oil to 375 degrees.
  • Fry two pies at a time until golden brown on both sides, about 2 minutes per side. Drain on paper towels. 
  • Sprinkle with powdered sugar and serve with whipped cream.