Denny's is a full-service pancake house/coffee shop/fast casual family restaurant chain. It operates over 1,600 restaurants in the United States

Denny's is known for always being open, serving breakfast, lunch, dinner, and dessert around the clock. Unlike many other restaurant chains, Denny's does not close on holidays or nights, except where required by law. This site will provide news and copycat recipes for items on the menu at Denny's restaurants.




Banana Cream Pie

Max and Erma's Restaurant Recipe

1 vanilla wafer pie crust (recipe below)

1 (12 oz.) package instant vanilla pudding mix
2 cups Half and Half
2 cups heavy whipping cream
3 bananas, sliced 1/4 inch thick

To  Serve:
1 can aerosol whipped cream
1 bottle chocolate syrup
additional fresh banana slices (for garnish)

To make the  Filling: Place the half and half and whipping cream in a mixing bowl. Add vanilla pudding. Mix on low speed for 1 minute. Scrape the sides of the bowl to make sure ingredients get mixed smoothly and completely. Whip on medium speed for 2 minutes and then on high speed for 2 minutes.

To make the Pies: Spoon about 1 1/2 ounces of pudding mixture into cooled baked crust. Layer with 4 banana slices. Spoon about 2 1/2 ounces of pudding mixture over banana slices. Layer with 4 additional banana slices. Spoon about 2 1/2 ounces of pudding on top of bananas. Fill crusts out to the sides, mounding the pudding in the middle. Smooth the top of the pie with a spoon. Cover the pie top with plastic wrap and refrigerate at least 1/2 hour before serving.

To Serve: Remove pie from aluminum pie plate and carefully place in center of dessert plate. Cover the top of pie with a mound of aerosol whipped cream. Drizzle with a small amount of chocolate syrup around the pie. Top with a fresh banana slices. Serve immediately.

Vanilla Wafer Pie Crust:

1 1/2 cups finely crushed vanilla wafer cookies
1/3 cup butter or margarine, melted

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Combine ingredients well, and press on bottom and up sides of pie pan.
Bake in oven for 10 minutes. Let crust cool completely before filling. Makes one 9 inch pie crust

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