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 :)

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!

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43 Responses to TWD: Banana Cream Pie

  1. 1
    Marthe says:

    Your pie looks really good, glad you liked it!!

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    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?!

  3. 3
    Rachelle @ "Mommy? I'm Hungry!" says:

    Yours turned out great! Mine had issues, you’ll see. lol

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    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!

  5. 5
    Bunny says:

    That is quite different from the normal isn’t it. It sounds and looks wonderful!!

  6. 6
    Tracey says:

    Your pie looks great! It is a bit non-traditional but delicious nonetheless! :)

  7. 7
    Jules Someone says:

    Yours looks yummy! I like the richness that the brown sugar added.

  8. 8
    Amy says:

    It looks great! Glad you liked it! Thanks for baking with me this week!


  9. 9
    The Food Librarian says:

    This looks lovely! It belongs in the cookbook!

  10. 10
    Marie says:

    Your pie looks gorgeous!! I agree, your picture belongs in the cookbook!

  11. 11
    HoneyB says:

    Looks beautiful! I also like that its not unbearably sweet!

  12. 12
    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!

  13. 13
    Alta says:

    Mmm, I love anything that ends in “cream pie”. Especially banana. Yummy!

  14. 14
    Kitchen Flavours says:

    Superb creamy and yummy.

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    Flourchild says:

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

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    Cynthia says:

    Banana cream pie is one of my comfort foods. Nice work.

  17. 17
    chocolatechic says:

    Looks gorgeous.

  18. 18
    farah says:

    So glad you liked it, i did too. Very yummy :)

  19. 19
    Michelle says:

    What a perfectly fabulous pie! Just perfect!!

  20. 20
    TeaLady says:

    oooohhh!!!! look at all those lovely layers. Hope mine comes out as pretty as yours. Looks yummy!

  21. 21
    Sabrina says:

    Look at those beautiful layers! WOW! very nice job!

  22. 22
    Cathy says:

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

  23. 23
    SUGAR B says:

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

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

  24. 24
    Heather says:

    Brown Sugar Banana Pie gets my vote for title. Your photos are beautiful!!

  25. 25
    Savory Tv says:

    So decadent! I am now officially craving this! Cheers!

  26. 26
    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.

  27. 27
    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!

  28. 28
    Cafe Johnsonia says:

    I think your pie looks awesome.

  29. 29
    Ivette says:

    Wow.. your pie looks perfect! Love the pictures :)

  30. 30
    jesse says:

    Wow, what a luscious pie. Mmm, and I love the name Brown Sugar Banana Pie… very holiday-ey!

  31. 31
    Sweet as Coco says:

    Your pie looks amazing! Its picture perfect!

  32. 32
    spike. says:

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

  33. 33
    pinkstripes says:

    I’m glad you liked it! It looks wonderful and delicious.

  34. 34
    natalia says:

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

  35. 35
    leanne says:

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

  36. 36
    Clivia says:

    Beautiful pie photos! It’s definitely a Holiday pie. Well done!

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    Gina says:

    Oh I think I will have to make this one!

  38. 38
    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!

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    Cakelaw says:

    I agree – it did make the kitchen smell like Christmas. A fabulous pie!

  40. 40
    Cakelaw says:

    I agree – it did make the kitchen smell like Christmas. A fabulous pie!

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    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. :)

  42. 42
    Jacque says:

    Oh, I like “brown sugar banana pie”… that’s perfect!

    Yours looks so scrumptious :)

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    April says:

    What a great looking pie! It looks stacked with custard and bananas and cream.

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