This week’s Baking with Dorie recipe for Banana Cream Pie was chosen by Rebecca of Beurrista. You can find the recipe for this yummy pie on Rebecca’s blog (along with some other fantastic recipes), or on pages 342-343 of Dorie’s book Baking: From My Home to Yours.
I was very excited to try this pie as it gave me an opportunity to try several things I’ve never done before: making a pie crust from scratch and homemade whipped cream. The recipe itself was relatively simple. Bake a pie crust, add alternating layers of yummy custard and bananas, and top with whipped cream. However, my execution was a bit off. First, I had a hell of a time with the pie crust. It took me a long time to get it rolled out to the way I wanted it, and I couldn’t for the life of me get it to go in the pie pan correctly. Then, after all of the frustration of getting the crust in the pan, I burnt the freaking thing. Thankfully, the custard and whipped cream turned out great, and everything combined was fabulous! Even the husband enjoyed it, and he assured me days ago that he does not like banana cream pie. The pie crust was actually good despite being overdone. I always thought homemade whipped cream wasn’t really worth the effort, until tonight. It was so easy to make and tasted SO much better than the stuff you buy at the store! Thank you, Rebecca, for an excellent pick!
Check out the BWD blogroll to see how the other bakers did with this pie. Up next, Cherry Fudge Brownie Torte, which is on pages 284-285. Two of my favorite things…brownies and cherries!