I just learned that humans share 50% of our DNA with bananas and it's freaking me out.
9" Bakes Pie Shell
1 cup sifted Gold Medal flour
1/2 tsp. salt
1/3 cup lard (or 1/3 cup plus 1 tbsp. hydrogenated shortening)
2 tbsp. water
Heat oven to 475˚ (very hot). Mix flour and salt. Cut in shortening until mixture looks like meal. Sprinkle with water; mix with fork. Round into ball, foll out 1" larger than inverted pie pan. Ease into pan, flute and prick pastry. Bake 8 to 10 minutes.
2 medium bananas
No. 2 can cherry filling (1 lb. 4 oz. size or 2 1/2 cups)
1 cup whipping cream, whipped stiff
Place layers of sliced banana in 9" baked pie shell. Pour filling over bananas. Spoon wreath of whipped cream on pie. Chill. Garnish wreath of whipped cream with banana slices, if desired.