OR ground almonds with butter to hold together (for Ekadasis), lightly toasted
1/2 gallon milk
1 cup vanilla sugar
2 cups whipped cream
2- 3 T powdered sugar
1. Spread the cracker (or cookie crumbs, or toasted almonds) into a spring form pan or large pie pan. Work up the sides at least an inch.
2. Cook down the milk and vanilla sugar until thick. Test a little drop in water to check what the consistency will be when cooled. It should not be runny or dry, but thick like pudding.
3. Layer sliced bananas onto the graham cracker crust. Add the filling on top of the bananas. Add another layer of bananas on top of the pudding (OR on top of the whipped cream added next in step 4 as follows, as a garnish).
4. Finish pie with a generous layer of sweetened whipped cream before offering to Krishna.
When I have no time for pie crust and filling, I just put bananas and cream on top of banana bread! :)