Banana streusel pie

Yield: 8 Slices

Measure Ingredient
Pastry for single crust pie
4 cups Ripe bananas; sliced
½ cup Unsweetened pineapple juice
2 tablespoons Lemon juice
1½ teaspoon Finely shredded lemon peel
¼ cup Sugar
½ teaspoon Ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon Cornstarch
½ cup Flour
½ cup Brown sugar; packed
⅓ cup Macadamia nuts; chopped
1 teaspoon Ground cinnamon
¼ cup Butter or margarine

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STREUSEL

Prepare and roll out pie crust. Place pastry in 9" pie plate. Line the unpricked pastry shell with a double thickness of foil. Bake in a 450~ oven for 8 minutes. Remove foil. Bake 4-6 minutes more or until pastry is golden. Remove from oven. Reduce oven temperature to 375~. Meanwhile, in medium mixing bowl gently toss together bananas, pineapple juice, and lemon juice. Drain, reserving juices. Gently toss bananas with lemon peel, sugar and cinnamon. Turn mixture into pastry shell. In a small saucepan, combine the reserved juices and cornstarch. Cook and stir over medium heat till thickened and bubbly. Pour over banana mixture in shell. For streusel, combine the flour, brown sugar, nuts and cinnamon. With a pastry blender or 2 forks, cut in the butter until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Sprinkle over banana mixture. Cover edge of pie with foil. Bake in a 375~ oven for 40 minutes or until topping is golden and edges are bubbly. Cool on wire rack.

From Gemini's MASSIVE MealMaster collection at www.synapse.com/~gemini

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