Tuesday, April 7, 2009
Tuesdays With Dorie - Banana Cream Pie
I have heard so much about Banana Cream Pie (i've never tried it). My husband, who is american, confirms that eating pie is a huge part of american culture. I love apple pie, strawberry pie, most fruit pies actually.
I was a little dubious as i imagined the pie being really gooey and i wasn't sure if i'd like the texture. The more i thought about it, the more it reminded me of Banoffi Pie. I am very familiar with this as we used to live in Brighton, England, which is very near to where it was invented. So banoffi pie is a very popular dessert in the south of England. Anyway, the more i started to reminisce about banoffi pie, the more excited i got about making this pie (i love banoffie pie)
I was glad that i didn't have to run out to the supermarket for anything, for once i had all the ingredients. Making the pie crust was easy. Making the custard, hmmm, i definitely overcooked it. I didn't have time to make it again so it would have to do. The topping was very easy too, i used vanilla bean paste instead of extract. I loved the little black spots in the white cream.
I have some family staying with me and it was great having extra tasters as my husband doesn't actually like eating pies. I couldn't find my fluted pie pan so used my muffin pan and made little tartlets/pie-lets. Eventhough the filling was a little overdone, this was delicious. I'll definitely make this again. My family members loved it too, overcooked custard and all :)
I apologise if it doesn't look like a traditional pie but it was very easy for single servings.
Thank you so much to Amy from Sing for your Supper for the great pick. Please check out her website for the recipe.