Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Banana Cream Pie


An American classic. A restaurant I used to make desserts and deliver to always featured this one on their menu. The food theme was Pan-Asian and the banana and spices gave it a semi-tropical kick! Some candied ginger was also added to the filling.

First the crust. Good for Everything IS good for everything! Now to assemble. Sliced bananas on the bottom. This will also keep the it from getting soggy. If you feel adventurous, add a layer of caramel! Then the custard. It's a spice custard with brown sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg and my addition was a hint of candied ginger. Nice touch. Then top the pie with dollop of sour cream-whipped cream. Just the right hint of tang. Thanks to our TWD host Amy of Sing for Your Supper for selecting this one. I would have chosen it too!

P.S. The one year birthday was last week. Happy Belated. The name will also soon change to A BAKING BLOG.

11 comments:

chocolatechic said...

I just love the chocolate shavings on top.

Amy said...

Your pie looks beautiful! Thanks for baking with me this week!

-Amy
www.singforyoursupperblog.com

Heather said...

Kudos on the chocolate shavings! They look great!

karen said...

love the candied ginger addition. happy belated one year to your blog! love the new name.

Jules Someone said...

That looks good enough to eat. Nice!

Tracey said...

Yum, look at those chocolate shavings! Glad you enjoyed the recipe!

Clivia said...

A layer of caramel - yum! You pie looks delightful with the chocolate shavings. Well done.

TeaLady said...

That little pie looks amazing. The chocolate shavings really take it over the top. Fantastic.

Nora said...

I love your picture! YUMMY! do you use a carrot pealer for curling chocolate. that's what I use but the chocolate has to be warm for me.

Annette said...

Your pie is beautiful and looks delicious! I must remember chocolate shavings for next time.

The American Homemaker said...

That looks great!