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.

37 comments:

Sabrina said...

Yum! they look and sound delicious!!! Glad you made them!

Megan said...

How funny - your husband doesn't actually eat pie?!

I think little pie-ettes were the way to go! BTW - I love Banoffee Pie too~

Craving Ellie in My Belly said...

The single servings are adorable, and great for portion control!
Sara/imafoodblog.com

SiHaN said...

the single servings look even better! *yum*

Amy said...

I am DYING to try a Banoffee Pie!!! I love your cute little single servings - it really looks delicious! Thanks for baking with me this week!

-Amy
www.singforyoursupperblog.com

leanne said...

Love your single serving pies. I made single serving too. My custard was a little overdone too but it was still yummy

Kimberly Johnson said...

Your little pies look fantastic!

myfamousrecipe said...

Yours look so tempting with all that lovely whipped cream flowing over the top. Great job!

Teanna said...

The mini pies are fantastic for single servings! Those look great!

Heather said...

I like the single serving idea!

SUGAR B said...

Hi Farah! Thanks for stopping by my blog!

Yours look just as good . . I wouldn't mind a bite. Care to share? :)

Kara said...

Oooh pretty. I wanted to make individual ones, but I didn't have any little pie pans. I never thought about using my muffin tins. Huh.

Liz said...

Cute! I love the little single-serving pies...perfect for eating one (or two, or three.)

Rebecca of "Ezra Pound Cake" said...

Love that you made these in a muffin pan! Great idea.

TeaLady said...

Banoffee Pie. Love it. Discovered it in London a couple of years back and make it couple of times a year. Fantastic. I was thinking this did remind me of that pie. It was good, wasn't it. Tasty.

Pamela said...

Sounds like everyone enjoyed it, and I'm glad that you did, too. It was very good, and I wasn't even sure if I would like it.

Natashya said...

I like the minis, they look great!

Annette said...

Your little mini-pies are adorable! This was a frustrating recipe for me, but I'm glad I stuck with it and the end result was pretty good.

Marthe said...

Your pie looks really good, I always love mini's!!

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Tracey said...

Your little minis look adorable! Great job. Glad it was enjoyed by all!

pinkstripes said...

Your little pies look great. I'm glad they were a success. So how does it compare to a banofi pie?

Melissa said...

I'm glad your family enjoyed it. Looks delicious!

Peggy said...

I love your mini tarts! I opted out of making this one. I just don't care for cream pies that much, especially banana. But everyone seemed to have really liked this so maybe I will give it a try soon. Happy Easter to you.

Ivette said...

Your little pie looks really good.. and its so awesome that you can just grab and go!

n.o.e said...

Lots of people made minis this week - they are so inviting. I hear them saying "take me home", and how I wish I could. Good job.
Nancy

Di said...

The minis look great! I prefer fruit pies, too. Apple is my favorite. I'm glad to hear that your family enjoyed this one.

jesse said...

That wee lil pie looks like a bite of heaven. YUM!

Amanda said...

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

Sweet as Coco said...

Your 'pie-let's look great! So funny that your husband hypes up the pie...but doesnt actually eat them. :) I am not a pie person either but really enjoyed this...maybe because I knew the labor that went into it!

Linda said...

I love your too cute mini pie! Hmm, I've never had Banoffee pie...sounds delish.

Jacque said...

I'm glad you tried it and liked it too.

I didn't realize Banoffi pie was from England (I've only recently heard of it.) Now I know, thanks to you :)

Cathy said...

I love the tartlets, Farah! Great for portion control and adorable. How fun that you had some extra tasters around to enjoy this. It looks great!

AppleC said...

Yum! Always liked banana cream pie.

Shari@Whisk: a food blog said...

I love your minis!

Michele said...

I love that you made the smaller pies; they look delicious!

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