This week's recipe comes from Amy of Sing for Your Supper, check it out for the recipe if you love cream pies! This used my favorite all time go-to crust from Dorie. I just used it on her fruit Galette too. Mmmm! I also believe this is my 300th blog post! Woo hoo! Let's eat pie!
Ok, so I like banana cream pie and haven't had it in forever, so I knew I wanted to make this. Dorie took hers up a notch by adding in some cinnamon and nutmeg to the cream. Different I thought, but went with what was written. To make the cream, you have to stir stir stir, but not too long because it may thicken and look curdled before it starts to boil! Ack! A lot of us TWDers had this issue, but we all whisked as fast as we could, and it came together nicely. Sieving the brown sugar was no fun either. I gave up after a couple of tablespoons worth.
Then you could chill it over an ice bath (as Dorie does) or keep it in the fridge until thick. I did the ice bath, and assembled my pie, before I lost my sunlight for a photo op. WELL, I seemed to have had a lot of cream, because my pie was full! When I went to cut a piece for a photo, it didn't quite make it to the plate. It was not set, so it glopped everywhere and then slid off my pie server! I still took a photo (for here). It tasted ok though, but I was not crazy about the cinnamon and nutmeg flavors or the brown color it turned. It reminded me of pumpkin pie! I thought it needed more chill time, so I waited until the next day to try again.
It had set a little better, but I'll admit it was not very photogenic for me. I even liked the flavors better in it the next day. Oh! and the whipped cream topping, is SO good! I loved the addition of sour cream to it! Overall, this was really good and the kids loved it! My little girl thought it was silly to be eating banana pie! Next time I think I'll leave out the spices though.
So, if you attempt to make this, just realize it does ask for a prebaked pie crust, and make the cream at least a day ahead so it's thickened. The day I made this, I was also making homemade pizza and ended up in the kitchen ALL day! I hadn't planned it taking me forever. lol
My first crust crimping!