Banana Cream Pie


3/4 cup sugar
1/3 cup all-purpose flour
1/4 teaspoon salt
2 cups milk
3 egg yolks, lightly beaten
2 tablespoons butter or 2 tablespoons margarine
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
3 medium firm bananas
1 9 inch pie shell, baked
whipped cream or Cool Whip
sliced banana

1 In a saucepan, combine sugar, flour, and salt; stir in milk and mix well.
2 Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, until the mixture thickens and comes to a boil; boil for 2 minutes.
3 Remove from the heat.
4 Stir a small amount of cream mixture into egg yolks; return all to saucepan.
5 Cook for 2 minutes, stirring constantly; remove from the heat.
6 Add butter and vanilla; mix well; allow to cool slightly.
7 Slice the bananas and place evenly in pastry shell; pour cream mixture over bananas.
8 Cool; before serving, garnish with whipped cream or Cool Whip and bananas.
9 Refrigerate any leftovers.