Tuesday, April 7, 2009

TWD: Banana Cream Pie



I have to admit, when I first saw this recipe I was both excited and nervous. I was excited because I love banana cream pie, well anything banana, and I've never made one. But I was nervous because I've never made any type of cream pie before and was worried about the custard turning out.
I was amazed when the custard actually turned out really well. I thought for a brief minute that I had messed it up when my custard started to start to clump up, but I kept whisking like crazy and it turned out really good. I used a graham cracker crust for this instead of the regular pie crust and bought whipped cream instead of trying to make it. I knew I'd be flustered by the custard and didn't want to get overwhelmed. I will definitely try making my own whipped cream soon though.
This recipe was picked by Amy of Sing for Your Supper, check out her blog for the recipe. And check out all the TWD bakers to see how they tackled this recipe.
Banana Cream Pie from Baking From My Home To Yours by Dorie Greenspan, pages 342 and 343.

12 comments:

chocolatechic said...

I made a graham cracker crust too.

Megan said...

I made a graham crust too - I think it's much easier than rolling out the dough.

I love the statement - flustered by custard - I've got to remember that!

Amy said...

I remember thinking, "ooh, graham cracker crust would be delicious with this" as I was eating my pie! Great idea! It looks fantastic! Thanks for baking with me this week!

-Amy
www.singforyoursupperblog.com

Kara said...

I thought about using a graham cracker crust, but I had pie crust in th freezer that needed to be used anyway.

But I'm thinking I might try the parfait version with crumbled graham crackers ... just to play around.

Heather said...

I bet the graham crackers tasted great with this pie!

Teanna said...

Definitely try the whipped cream when you can, it is fantastic!!! Your pie looks gorgeous!

Rebecca said...

I made a different crust, too! Didn't have the patience to deal with pastry cream AND the crust.

TeaLady said...

HAH!! Nothing worse than Custard Fluster.

Your pie looks just right.

hornedfroggy said...

Very nice! :) I was worried about my custard at first, too, but it turned out yummy! I loved the spices that Dorie added!!

Tracey said...

Great job! I'm glad your pastry cream turned out. I was worried about that part too but this one was pretty easy.

That Girl said...

I don't think I could eat a banana cream pie, but I hear they're lovely for smashing in faces.

Annette said...

I bet it was really good with graham cracker crust! This was a good pie.