Tuesday, April 7, 2009

TWD: Not the Usual Banana Cream Pie



In this house, two things happen to bananas. They either get eaten right away or they rot. I feel bad when they rot, but sometimes were just not in a banana mood.

Then along came Dorie's variation on a banana cream pie. It has a lovely spiced brown sugar filling and a delicious sour cream/whipped cream topping. My daughter gave it two thumbs up. Definitely a winner.

Now there should be no reason for any bananas to over-ripen anymore.

I chose to make tarts this time, sort of like BCP on demand. It means you don't have to consume the whole pie at once since bananas are so perishable.

The cream filling and bananas are layered inside the tart/pie shell, then the topping is mounded on top. I probably skimped a bit on the first tarts, as I didn't want to prematurely run out of topping.


Round two tarts were overflowing. That's how it goes sometimes.


This dessert didn't last very long, a testament to its deliciousness. Even the mixing bowls were licked clean. By humans, not the dog. We come from a long line of private plate lickers. It's a shame to waste even a speck of something so tasty.


Thanks to
Amy of Sing for your Supper for choosing such a luscious dessert.

Feel free to drop by the TWD blogroll and see if the other bakers agreed.

14 comments:

Natashya said...

Looks great! Tarts were the perfect venue for this pie.

Megan said...

I laughed out loud about the plate lickers - I'm trying to get my kids to stop doing that!

chocolatechic said...

giggle...

I had bananas saved for this, and my husband ate them all.

Michelle said...

I loved this recipe too. And there was not enough room in my tarts for multi layers of bananas...I've got to make a full pie!

Amy said...

Glad you liked it - your pie looks fantastic!! Thanks for baking with me this week!

-Amy
www.singforyoursupperblog.com

MyKitchenInHalfCups said...

Oh that's good Judy: ...humans, not the dog. .. private plate lickers!
Great pie.

Heather said...

Your layers look great. My pie was a bit overflowing, too.

TeaLady said...

This was perfect for tarts. They look grand.

Madam Chow said...

I love the thick banana and cream layer that you ended up with. We liked parts of this tart, and I'd make it again without the cinnamon.

Pamela said...

Gotta love the tarts and the mini desserts! Looks great, Judy! It was so good, wasn't it?

Tracey said...

Oh wow, look at those perfect layers! Great job!

Becky said...

Banana Cream pie is my favorite.

This looks delicious.

The Food Librarian said...

Love the on-demand pies! These look great.

Engineer Baker said...

The long line of plate lickers - I think I have a few in my past too :) Beautiful tarts!