Tuesday, 7 April 2009

TWD: Banana Cream Pie


I've been on a tart-making craze recently, and so I'm glad that Amy of Sing for Your Supper has chosen banana cream pie for TWD this week!

I used Dorie's sweet tart dough recipe and a 6-inch tart pan to make the crust. Then I made half a batch of the custard and cream, which is just enough to fill the pie. Even though the cream looked a bit thin on the pie, but it didn't bother me that much, since I'm not that crazy over having lots of cream in my dessert or pastry anyway. I think banana pairs well with chocolate, and so I sifted some cocoa powder on the cream just before serving.

Well, if you ask me, I'd say that this is an awesome recipe. The combination of banana and slightly spiced custard tasted REALLY good. If you want to give the recipe a try, head over to Amy's blog.

28 Comments:

Teanna said...

WOW that photo should be in a cookbook! I love the sifted cocoa on top! Gorgeous job!

Isabelle said...

suis d'accord avec Teanna, ça fait très pro ! superbe comme d'habitude Piggy :)

Karen said...

What a beautiful photo! Glad this came together so well for you!

chocolatechic said...

It was a great recipe.

I almost wish I had put mine in a tart pan.

Helene said...

Love the picture, you did such a great tart.

Sara said...

ooo, so pretty. The cocoa powder looks awesome, what a beautiful idea.

Amy said...

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

-Amy
www.singforyoursupperblog.com

Erin said...

This looks beautiful! I bet it was great with the tart dough.

Heather said...

Beautiful photo! Good idea about the tart dough.

What's for Supper? said...

I wish that I would have used a tart shell instead of the pie crust. Mine still probably wouldn't look as nice as yours does though! Great job.

Hayley said...

Beautiful photo! I've been meaning to try Banana Cream Pie. Thanks for the reminder!

Rachel said...

I love the cocoa on the top--it looks delicious!

Fit Chick said...

Beautiful tart!!! So glad you liked it; me, not so much.

vibi said...

Always so nice to come visit and checkout what you can do with a simple banana cream pie, Piggy!

Beautiful!

Y said...

Spiced custard sounds gooood!

allie said...

Great shot on a tasty looking pie!

Stardust said...

I'll buy whatever you say becos your pict just looks darn good!!

I'm not so much into cream either, I thought the amount looks perfect. Cocoa powder is ingenius!

Passionate Baker said...

i love how you used a tart pan for this recipe! gives me a lot of ideas on traditional pies now!
greeat job!
<3

spike. said...

I love the cocoa on top, beautiful!

TeaLady said...

Absolutely beautiful pie/tart. Love the cocoa on the top. Fantastic.

Nurit said...

Wow. This looks soooooooo good.
Will you be interested to submit it to my "cake collection": http://www.familyfriendlyfood.com/cake-collection/?

Tracey said...

Your tart looks so pretty with the cocoa powder dusted on top. Fantastic photo!

mrslavendula said...

great shots! i stumbled upon your blog and got interested because piggy is exactly what my hubby calls me because i love to eat!

i cant stop looking at your pictures! yummmy!

Food For Tots said...

Lovely photo as always! Looks yummy too!

Kevin said...

Great looking pie!

Rebecca said...

That photo is absolutely gorgeous.

Annette said...

Your tart looks amazing! Wow! I'm speechless.

Anonymous said...

Now I am really inspired to bake this pie! Yours really made my mouth water. I noticed that the recipe for the pie dough requires vegetable shortening. Wondering if you have any advice for its replacement as I am rather wary of trans fat. Thanks!

Dee