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"Banana Breeze" Pie

[Photograph: Alexandra Penfold]

This recipe is adapted from a vintage ad for "Banana Breeze: A Shortcut Cream Pie" that I found on Pinterest. The original recipe calls for an entire can of sweetened condensed milk to be whipped into 8 ounces of cream cheese. I don't know about you, but that seemed awfully sweet to me so I dialed that back just a bit. If you have a sweet tooth you can add additional sweetened condensed milk to taste.

I'd never thought of making a pie with a cornflake crust, but I will now. The cornflakes mixed with brown sugar, cinnamon and butter made for a truly magnificent crust--crunchy, buttery and sweet. With more than a little hint of lemon this pie is light, fresh and ideal picnic fare.

About the author: Alexandra Penfold is mild-mannered literary agent by day, food ninja by night. Never one to skip dessert she's the Brownie half of Blondie & Brownie, a Midtown Lunch contributor, and co-author of the book New York à la Cart: Recipes and Stories from the Big Apple's Best Food Trucks. You can follow her on Twitter at @blondiebrownie.

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