Tuesday, April 7, 2009

TWD- Banana Cream Pie

If you had a handsome, tall man like I do, that loved this pie... would you have waited for Amy to pick it? It's been over a year people- and this is one of the best pies in the world! So while I was happy to see it chosen finally, I'll admit, I've made this pie at least five times. I've made it with caramel layers, with chopped chocolate sprinkled in, with different crusts, and maybe someday without the cinnamon (for my Uncle Bruce, who loves Banana Cream Pie like a son, but thinks it's "nasty" with cinnamon). By now you probably know I love anything with pastry cream. Thank goodness for this easy and delicious recipe- pleasing my man, my babycakes, and even my Uncle Bruce (sans Cinnamon, my favorite spice in the world, crazy guy!). Don't forget to see all the other versions from the Tuesdays with Dorie gang (I know some are going to be over the top beautiful, and have you reaching for that pastry cutter right away! Yes, I make my crust by hand. It's cathartic.)

Grab the recipe here.

23 comments:

Marthe said...

Five times?? Wow, you (and your husband) must really like this recipe!! Unfortunately it didn't work for me....

HoneyB said...

Its worth making 5 times. ;o)

Katrina said...

Loved it just as much as you guys. Looks great. Bananas are my fave. Now--the 6 egg yolks. Gotta do something about that! ;)

chocolatechic said...

Caramel layers?!?!

Chocolate layers?!?!?

Fabulous!@

Tracey said...

Wow, that's quite a rave review of Dorie's pie!! It was my first time trying banana cream pie and I liked it!

Cynthia said...

BCP with vanilla custard is one of my favorite comfort foods.

Amy said...

Your hubby is one lucky man! Your pie looks great- I'm glad it's such a loved recipe in your house...it is in mine now, too! Thanks for baking with me this week!

-Amy
www.singforyoursupperblog.com

Cathy said...

I can see why this is a tried and true favorite in your house, Anne! I love the variations you've done. This is definitely the best banana cream pie I've ever had!

Karen said...

I am glad to hear this is easy and has so many variations to try! I am going to have to get on it!

myfamousrecipe said...

I love banana cream pie, too, especially with a layer of caramel thrown in for good measure!

TeaLady said...

Too bad you really don't like this pie --- not. 5 times. Wow. But it is good.....

Heather said...

Carmel layers sound delicious!!

leanne said...

My husband loved this pie to. I know I will be making it five more times.

Meghan said...

Is this not the best?
I have made this twice since I was given the book on my birthday last July.
It is so yummy!
My dh loves Banana Cream Pie!

Madam Chow said...

He IS a fine looking fellow, but then you're a fine looking gal! I love it when I find a Dorie recipe that gets made again and again!

Dennis and Diane said...

Anne, just for future reference, your Uncle Dennis absolutely loves banana cream pie even with cinnamon and probably more than your Uncle Bruce...so he said to tell you that next time you want to give him a treat...he would be thrilled with a banana cream pie or even a slice or two...one for me of course too...love your cooking site...your dessert lovin' Aunt Diane

Megan said...

Too cute - I wouldn't have waited this long either, but my husband hates bananas so I ended up leaving them out!

Elyse said...

Wow, I know this pie must be delicious if you've made it so many times! I love your idea about layering the caramel in. How delicious!

Linda said...

You're in good company...I love making (and eating) this pie!

jaysfavoritefoods said...

Looks great! I love banana cream pie so much (esp with white chocolate topping), I was sorry my grad work got in the way this week!

Gabe's Girl said...

Nicely done there, missy.

Pamela said...

With all of those suggestions for the filling, I might catch up to you real soon! It was delicious!

Annette said...

Glad this is a hit in your family. Your pies sound delicious! I liked this pie, but need to perfect my version, so I'll be making it atleast a second time. :)