TWD: Banana Cream Pie

This week’s Tuesdays with Dorie was chosen by Amy of Sing for Your Supper. If you would like to make this recipe, you can find it in Dorie Greenspan’s fabulous book Baking From My Home to Yours on pages 342 and 343, or visit Amy’s blog above as she has it posted there.

I love banana cream pie. The standard banana cream pie has a vanilla custard filling with whipped cream on top, though I’ve heard several people say they’ve always had it with a meringue topping. At any rate, banana cream pie is one of my favorites. When I read the ingredients in Dorie’s version I’ll admit I wasn’t totally sure what I would think of it. I have to say that 1) there’s no pie left and 2) I was pleasantly surprised at the wonderful flavor this pie had! It is definitely different than the traditional version as the pastry cream uses brown instead of white sugar and there’s the addition of cinnamon and nutmeg. It smiled like Christmas in my kitchen when I was baking :)

ANOTHER DELICIOUS IDEA >>  Peanut Butter Marbled Brownie Skillet Pie

This pie is fabulous, though I put it into a different bracket than your everyday Banana Cream Pie. I think I would call this Banana Holiday Pie or even Brown Sugar Banana Pie. A delicious twist that doesn’t have an overbearing sweetness. Tasty, creamy, smooth, just yum. Came together beautifully without any problems!

To see how the other TWD bakers panned out, visit he TWD blog for a list of blogs to visit.

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  1. Ingrid says

    Whatever you choose to call the pie it looks wonderful! Don’tscha jst love when you have doubts about a recipe and it all works out?!

  2. Megan says

    It certainly looks good – and judging from the fact that you don’t have any leftovers, I’d say it was a success!

    But brown sugar pie does sound much better!

  3. Jessica says

    Your pie looks wonderful. Of course, I’m totally smitten with that wonderful, thick layer of whipped cream on the top — that’s always my favorite part!

  4. Flourchild says

    Great looking pie! WE all loved this recipe too. I used a peanut butter crust with mine and it was so good!

  5. Cathy says

    Wow — it looks incredible! Your layers are so tall and regal, and your photos are beautiful! We loved this pie too.

  6. SUGAR B says

    Amanda, this is the best looking banana cream pie EVER!

    Banana-fabulous job! Please, pretty please, share a slice.

  7. Natashya says

    I love the big pillowy whipped cream on top – your pie looks perfect. I just want to rest my cheek against it and dream.

  8. vibi says

    Very nice Amanda, I’m glad you liked it so much! Like you say… it is a very easy to make, quick and great dessert!

  9. spike. says

    I like the new name Brown Sugar Banana Pie, definitely more special than regular ol’ banana cream pie

  10. natalia says

    Ciao ! I love how your banana cream pie looks ! The flavour was fantastic !I can’t believe you made amaretti !!

  11. leanne says

    All those layers look delicious. I loved the pie but thought it was different than the normal banana cream pie.

  12. Teanna says

    YES! Brown sugar banana pie is a perfect name for this! Seriously, I am DYING from how high you have gotten that pie! It is AMAZING and I am totally craving it all over again!

  13. Annette says

    Your pie looks delicious! I had some issues with this recipe, but in the end it turned out okay. I would make it again if only to conquer my issues. :)

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