Paula Deen has just hit a home run with me. Just received my new PD magazine and every page is filled with either recipes for fried green tomato recipes, which included a BLT with the FGT or amazing summer ice box pies. If she had not been my favorite cook, she would be now. Every one of the recipes in this magazine are summer perfect! .It just makes me want to head out to the closet Farmer’s Market buy fresh corn (yes, this month she had fabulous recipes with fresh corn also), berries, green tomatoes and whipped cream by the gallon! The ice box pie I’m posting today sounds like it will become a favorite of mine. Thank you Paula for these wonderful summer recipes which should truly assure me that I won’t be fitting in my bathing suit for quite some time. But oh my goodness, the reruns on TV will be so much better with a piece of this luscious pie in front of me.
Banana Caramel Cheesecake Pie
1 (8.8 oz) package BiscottCookies, crushed
6 tables unsalted butter, melted
1/4 cup sugar
1/8 teas salt
1 1/2 (8 oz) packages (so 12 ounces in all) of cream cheese, softened
1 3/4 cups powdered sugar
1 teas vanilla
1/2 cup heavy whipping cream
1/3 cup sour cream
1 cup sliced banana
1/2 cup caramel topping
Garnish: sliced bananas
Preheat oven to 350. Spray a 9″ deep dish pie plate with cooking spray.
In a medium bowl, stir together cookie crumbs, butter and granulated sugar and salt. Press mixture into bottom and up sides of prepared pan.
Bake until lightly browned, about 10 minutes. Let cool completely.
In a medium bowl, beat cream cheese, powdered sugar and vanilla with a mixer at medium speed until smooth. Add cream and sour cream and beat until very thick, about 3 minutes. Stir in sliced banana. Spread into crust. Dollop caramel sauce onto pie and gently swirl together, being careful not to disturb the bottom crust. Freeze until firm, about 4 hours. Garnish with more banana slices if desired. Serve immediately. Thanks, Paula, this one is a keeper!