Tuesday, April 7, 2009

TWD - Banana cream pie


This week's Tuesday with Dorie is hosted by Amy of Sing for Your Supper, and she has chosen an all-American Banana Cream Pie for us to make this week.

I have never made Banana Cream Pie before, and I somehow imagined it to be a whole lot of whipped cream and bananas with nothing else. Wrong! This banana cream pie consists of a tart shell filled with a wonderful spiced pastry cream based on brown sugar, bananas and cream on top:



I used Dorie's pate sable for my tart shell because it is my favourite, and I didn't have much fun with her Good for Everything pie dough the last time I made it.


What can I say? This was heavenly. I honestly didn't expect to think much of it, but it was truly devine, and a new treat for me. My friend Veronica and my colleagues also enjoyed it.

You can check out how everyone else fared with this pie at the TWD blogroll.

26 comments:

Marthe said...

Your pie looks wonderful, glad you liked it!

A_and_N said...

Gosh ,you do this every week!

I love anything banananey! :D

Food.Baby said...

I was really surprised and impressed with this too. Yours looks great!

Amanda said...

SO glad you liked it! We loved it here :)

Tammy said...

I think you made the right choice using the tart dough - if I made this again I would use that rather than the pie crust whcih I found a bit heavy for this kind of pie

Pamela said...

That pastry cream was delicious, wasn't it? Great job! I'm glad you enjoyed it.

Jules Someone said...

I went with a different crust as well. Glad you enjoyed it!

Amy said...

Yummy - it looks great!! Thanks so much for baking with me this week!

-Amy
www.singforyoursupperblog.com

Mermaid Sweets said...

Wow, your pie looks so good. I have to sit this one out because I have family visiting and they all want me to bake their favorites. I will do a catch-up though because I have never made one either.

Mary said...

seems delicious and nice for kids!

mike said...

Ok, this looks like a major pie! I love it! And I agree - i thought it was mostly whipped cream and bananas.... boy, was I wrong. Glad you enjoyed it - and (like myself) tried something new!

chocolatechic said...

I made a graham cracker crust for mine, but I bet that pate sable crust was fabulous.

Teanna said...

This was seriously amazing! Your tart looks gorgeous!

natalia said...

Ciao ! I liked too ! I wasn't expecting much like you but then...surprise !

Cakelaw said...

Thanks Marthe - it was a surprise hit.

Hi A&N, a big slice to you!

Thanks Susan - I love being surprised by recipes.

Good to hear Amanda.

Hi Tammy, I love the pate sable - I never want to make another pie crust now.

Hi Pamela, it was amazing - yay for Dorie!

Thanks Jules.

Hi Amy, thanks for hosting and for choosing such a great recipe.

Hi Lorelei, when you get a chance to make this, you'll love it, I promise.

Agree Mary.

Hi Mike, I like Dorie's surprises - they are often very good.

Hi Tanya, it has become my "go to" crust.

Thanks Teanna :)

Hi Natalia, It was great and such a surprise!

Note to all - I will be very quiet on blogger for a little while as I am moving and have lost my Internet connection, but will come visit as soon as I can. Cheers, Cakelaw

pinkstripes said...

I'm glad you liked it! I thought it was wonderful.

Elyse said...

Don't you love it when a recipe surprises you--in a good way?! I'm so glad you ended up really enjoying this pie. I bet it was fabulous with the pate sucre. Delicious!

Emily said...

How did you know I liked banana cream pie so much?! Looks fantastic!

♥Rosie♥ said...

Oh stunning Cakelaw!! I've never made this pie before either... I must get my book out of Dories now ;0)

shortbreadsouth.com said...

The pie crust didn't turn out very good for me - it tasted fine, but was not pretty.

The Blonde Duck said...

As always, this looks great!

Cakelaw said...

Hi Pinkstripes, I am with you - it was wonderful!

Hi Elyse, I think this is one of the best things about baking groups - I am surprised by things that I would never otherwise have chosen to make.

LOL - thanks Em :)

Hi Roise, I think that you would love Dorie's book.

Hi Shortbread, I love Dorie's pate sable because there is no rolling - just processing and pressing into the greased pie pan.

Thanks Duckie!

Lorraine @NotQuiteNigella said...

You're so dedicated to the TWD group! I can barely make time to do the Daring Bakers. But when things look as good as this, that's pretty good motivation :)

Ivy said...

This sounds heavenly. I must try this one soon.

Cakelaw said...

Hi Lorraine, I am glad I started TWD, even if I sometimes find it hard to fit it in - I have learnt so many new techniques and tried so many things that otherwise would have remained a mystery to me.

Hi Ivy, after Lent is over, celebrate by making this - it is an awesome indulgence.

Cakelaw said...

Hi Lorraine, I am glad I started TWD, even if I sometimes find it hard to fit it in - I have learnt so many new techniques and tried so many things that otherwise would have remained a mystery to me.

Hi Ivy, after Lent is over, celebrate by making this - it is an awesome indulgence.