Friday, July 31, 2009

Banana Cream Pie

Banana Cream Pie

This pie was fantastic. I ate the first slice right after I assembled the pie. I ate the last slice on Friday at 8:30am after discovering it in the work fridge.

I'm picky about cream and custard pies. In my opinion, they have to taste good, look good, and slice well. Most recipes achieve sliceability with tapioca, cornstarch, or gelatin which, when abused, can ruin the pie's texture and taste.

The custard was so thick I worried that i'd inadvertently doubled the cornstarch. I thought it would taste bland and doughy, but this wasn't the case- brown sugar and cinnamon improved the flavor, and the texture was a nice contrast to the bananas and whipped cream/sour cream topping.

I'm definitely making it again. You can find the recipe here.


Justine said...

What a beautiful pie. I don't think I could wait to eat a slice, either!


Lori said...

This definitely looks like something I want to try! I am with you about these type of pies. I made a tart today that just kind of fell apart- irritating.

Arwen said...

It looks simply divine. Banana Cream is one of my favorites.