Monday, April 6, 2009

TWD: Banana Cream Pie

For my 3rd Tuesdays With Dorie(TWD) I was very excited to try the banana cream pie.
I like to try out pie crust; I'm not always successful but I consider it a challenge to make a good one.


The crust:
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I didn't have any solid shortening in the house, so I used all butter. The flavor of the crust was good. I chilled the dough more than I usually would per Dorie's instructions, and I think it worked out well. I probably should have rolled the dough thinner than I did, but I like pie crust so no harm done.

The custard:
My custard came together just fine. I read the P&Q ahead of time, and when my custard seemed to lump up, I knew not to worry and to just keep going.

The topping:
I added nutmeg to the whipped cream. It matched nicely with the nutmeg in the custard.

Overall: Next time I would change the ratio of custard to bananas to have more bananas. I would also add more sugar to the custard.

Thanks to Amy from Sing for your Supper for this TWD pick!














27 comments:

  1. Loving that slice. It's calling my name! :)

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  2. Looks great. I agree more bananas next time.
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  3. It looks delicious. And the extra nutmeg was a nice idea, too.

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  4. I agree, more bananas! I used 4, just because mine were small - but I would have liked even more.
    Great job on the pie!

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  5. I'm going to add extra bananas next time, too. When I saw other banana cream pies stacked high with fruit, I realized mine needed more, more, more!

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  6. Great job! Your pie looks delicious! I would add more sugar to the custard too. The one week I didn't take the time to read the P&Q. It could have saved me some frustration. Lesson learned! ;)

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  7. This looks great. I'm a fan of all-butter crusts. :)

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  8. Your pie looks really good!!! I wasn't crazy about this recipe..

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  9. That looks delicious! I agree about the bananas, that sounds delicious!

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  10. I love how your layers are perfect. I loved this recipe.

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  11. Your pie is absolute perfection! Nicely done!!!!

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  12. Your pie looks great! Nice job.

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  13. Your pie looks wonderful! I think nutmeg in the whipped cream would be good!

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  14. I wasn't lucky enough to get bananas on my piece, so I'll just have to admire yours.

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  15. Your pie looks great! Extra bananas is a very good idea.. I totally think it could be better with one or two more :)

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  16. Mine is gone. I want a piece of that pie. Looks so good. Great job on the crust.

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  17. Your pie looks perfect! It sounds like you had better luck with the crust than a lot of people. My favorite crust is also an all-butter crust.

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  18. That is a beautiful slice. It doesn't look like it could be any better!

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  19. Looks great- I like the addition of nutmeg!

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  20. I like the generous layer of topping - yum! I agree it could use an extra pinch or two of sugar.

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  21. Glad you liked it. I would have preferred fewer bananas, like none!

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  22. WOW! Your pie looks picture perfect! Mine was blobbed mess when I cut it! ha! Wonderful job and welcome to TWD!

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  23. Nice work, it looks pretty perfect

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  24. ooh yours came out so nicely - and such a nice clean slice in the last pic! my pie slices alwys come out a bit messy. :)

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  25. Mmmm, sounds like it was a slam dunk for you. Congrats and welcome to TWD!

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