Tuesday, April 07, 2009

Tuesdays with Dorie: Banana Cream Pie

What a really stellar dessert. Honestly, this is the kind of dessert I live for. Layers of flaky dough, creamy custard, bananas and thick whipped cream. Delish. However, I am far too lazy to make this on a regular basis.

First of all as much as I love, love, love to bake I hate making pie dough. My food processor is tiny (as I've lamented before), so I make my pie dough by hand and it's a sticky process. This time around I trimmed my overlapping crust a little too much, forgetting about the shrinkage of pie dough and my crust was smaller than it should have been. Boo.
Next was the custard, yolks and sugar and a little spice and a lot of whisking and having to be very careful not to scramble the yolks with the hot milk. The custard part turned out to be really, really tasty. I had a spoonful or two while it was cooling.
The whipped cream was your basic whipped cream, heavy cream, sugar and vanilla. The only difference was the addition of sour cream at the end. It gave the cream a little tang and cut some of the sweetness of the pie.

My pie probably would not win any beauty contests, but it tasted great and was a nice treat. I sprinkled it with a little raw sugar and a couple of leftover banana slices. A super-delicious pie, thanks to Amy of Sing for Your Supper for this week's selection!

9 comments:

Teanna said...

Your pie would win a beauty contest in my book! It looks great!

rainbowbrown said...

Sounds like a good time with pie. Well done.

chocolatechic said...

Whenever I make a pie dough, I make enough dough for 2-3 pies, and freeze the disks so that I always have some pie dough.

Amy said...

Beautiful pie! So glad you enjoyed it! Thanks for baking with me this week!

-Amy
www.singforyoursupperblog.com

Megan said...

If you want to see the winner in the worst looking pie contest, come and see the mess I made!

Amanda said...

This look delicious! This pie was a hit at my house :)

Tracey said...

I think your pie looks gorgeous! I hate making pie crust too - it scares me.

TeaLady said...

Looks beautiful to me. Thanks for the tip on freezing the crust before baking. Mine shrank a little, but not too badly.

Tasty looking pie.

Annette said...

I think your pie is beautiful! Well done!