A prepared 9-inch pastry shell
1/2 cup sugar
5 level tablespoons flour
1/4 teaspoons salt
2 cups milk
2 egg yolks
1 tablespoon butter or margarine
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
3 ripe bananas


Prepared 9-inch pastry shell. Combine 1/2 cup sugar, 5 level tablespoons flour, and 1/4 teaspoon salt in top of a double boiler. Add 2 cups milk slowly, mixing thoroughly.  Cook over rapidly boiling water until well thickened, stirring constantly. Cook 10 minutes longer, stirring occasionally. Stir a small amount of hot mixture into 2 egg yolks, which have been slightly beaten; then pour back into remaining hot mixture while beating vigorously. Cook 1 minute longer. Remove mixture from heat and add 1 teaspoon butter or margarine and 1/2 teaspoon vanilla. Cool. Peel and slice 3 ripe bananas into pie shell and cover immediately with filling. Top with meringue or sweetened whipped cream. 

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