Morgan’s Banana Nutella Cream Pie earned her a second place ribbon in the cream category at the Third Annual Good Food Pie Contest.  Keep reading for her story and her recipe…

My name is Morgan Simons. I’m a chef and baker, and have owned a catering company since I was 21 years old. I have always loved pie, and as far back as I can remember I wanted to open a pie shop. I recently launched a baking business called Pi bake shop, which mainly focuses on pies, both sweet and savory. We are currently only available as a delivery service, but hope to be in many local farmers markets very soon!


Banana Nutella Creme Pie

1   9inch crust (Baked)
(my crust recipe doesn’t really have measurements, I do it all by feel)

3 Bananas
1/3 cup Nutella

When The Crust comes out of the oven cover the bottom and sides with nutella.

3 cups whole milk
8 large egg yolks
2/3 cup sugar
1/3 cup cornstarch
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 tablespoon unsalted butter
1  vanilla bean

Combine all ingredients (except milk and vanilla) in a bowl, and whisk.
Heat milk with vanilla.
Add 1 cup of hot milk to egg yolk mixture and whisk.
Add egg mixture back to the hot milk and bring the mixture just up to a bubble.
Remove from heat.
When Cool, alternate the custard with layers of sliced bananas.
Chill and top with fresh whipped cream.

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