Tuesday, January 4, 2011

TWD- Blueberry Banana Cream Pie

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It's a new year! I know everyone is in the middle of resolutions and things but why not start with a chocolate cookie, right? This week's Tuesdays with Dorie recipe is a spicy, chocolaty cookie- midnight crackles to celebrate the new year and TWD's three year anniversary (I can't believe how the time flies!). I modified the recipe and wrapped the dough around mint three musketeers (Target Christmas clearance!) But obviously, you aren't looking at chocolate cookies, since I forgot to grab the pics from my mom's camera and my brother couldn't figure out how to get the pictures emailed to me for some reason. Card reader drama he claims, but I love my card reader, and my mom's, since we bought it too. Whatever the case, my cookie pictures are in limbo for tonight!)

So we have pie instead. I made a whole bunch of pie crusts for a Christmas party and while my kitchen was covered in flour and butter I made a few extra to freeze- pretty much no more effort and a lot of benefits. We had ripe bananas, ready to go blueberries, and whipped cream waiting to be used, so banana cream pie was on the menu. After I baked up the crust I layered in bananas, pastry cream (no cinnamon, per my mom's request), blueberries, bananas, pastry cream, and whipped cream on top for good measure. My family gets a lot of baked goods and sometimes they shrug off totally yummy things, so I was prepared for that response but instead I had two big guys vying for the last slice of pie (my tall man won out, with the husband claim, but my brother said I owed him a pie for all his babysitting). The pie was a hit- even with teething Baby Strawberry.

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See the full recipe and a sweet post on the TWD site (the actual cookies) or buy the book (it's a great investment, but I'll be honest, it might make you need to invest in some new jeans too!) As for the banana cream pie, I looked for the recipe on my blog and found it at the first of January 2009- apparently it's proper new years food (although since it is new years, I'm grateful the pie is all gone and it's oatmeal for breakfast instead!)

14 comments:

chocolatechic said...

What a brilliant idea to put a candy bar in the middle.

Sweet and Savory said...

This is so yummy. After all the cookies,it is fun to see something else.

slush said...

Gotta love pie. ;)

Can't wait to see the cookies though. Great idea to stuff them. :)

pinkstripes said...

OMG. Your pie looks awesome. Happy New Year!

Flourchild said...

What a darling pie! Happy Anniversary TWD!!!

Pamela said...

Candy in a cookie sounds good to me. And the pie looks great, too!

Tia said...

i love clearance candy. that's where you can find me every post holiday! lol. your pie looks amazing!

Leslie said...

While your cookies sound yummy, I'm more drawn to this pie! Maybe it's all of the lovely piping!

Chelsea said...

Mmm, blueberries and bananas... this sounds so awesome.

TeaLady said...

Now that cookie sounds fantastic.

And the pie is yummy looking.

Katrina said...

These cookies needed something and you figured it out--candy inside! Awesome.
And the pie--love banana everything. I'm laying off super decadent treats, but sigh---pie. ;) Happy New Year!

Mary said...

You really did a fantastic job with this stand-in for your cookies. This looks sounds delicious. I hope you had a wonderful holiday and that the new year brings you all measure of good things. Blessings...Mary

Jules Someone said...

Not a bad substitute for the cookies. I never thought of putting the candy in the middle. Thanks for baking along with us!

A Busy Nest said...

I just found your blog - I love the quote you have under the title!