TwD: BANANA CREAM PIES

Banana, custard creme, banana, custard creme, whipped creme...mmm, lots of creme. All thanks to Amy of Sing for Your Supper for this week's pick. Congratulations to Amy - her blog turned one last week! Happy Bloggie Birthday!
I was afraid to have a whole pie on-hand that Dorie said was best eaten that day - that's a whole lotta creme, so I made one-third of the recipe, made a bottom-only chocolate crust, and put it in four ramekins.
With all the creme and bananas, my taste buds were expecting something akin to Banana Pudding. The really good kind made with homemade vanilla pudding, Nilla wafers, and lightly browned meringue. Alas, this is no banana pudding. But it is good - especially the custard! I think it would be great with cherries.
I actually liked this best the day after, once the flavors had mixed and mingled. I wasn't completely happy with the chocolate crust, which was an experiment and so won't post the recipe here. But I'll try again.
Next week, we're back to getting our chocolate fixes. I have to say I'm looking forward to it!

10 comments:

chocolatechic said...

I love the little ramekins.

Megan said...

Chocolate crust sounds perfect. Too bad it didn't turn out the way you'd hoped.

Amy said...

These look fantastic!! I love the chocolate crust idea, and they're so cute in the little ramekins!! Thanks for baking with me this week!

-Amy
www.singforyoursupperblog.com

Teanna said...

I like that you tried the chocolate crust, though! Sorry you weren't crazy about it! The pie looks great!

Heather said...

I agree that it was better the 2nd day once the flavors combined more.

Kara said...

I liked the pie better the next day too. I thought the spices mellowed a bit and the banana flavor came through more. I think making it with cherries would be pretty yummy too!

TeaLady said...

Great idea. What didn't you like about the chocolate crust, 'cause I had considered it for another pie?

Ramekins look yummy.

Amber Marie said...

The thing I wasn't crazy about regarding the crust was that it wasn't very chocolatey. Chocolate wasn't the first taste - it was bland crust followed by bitter-sweet cocoa. Mine could be improved with a little more sugar and a little more butter. Good luck if you decide to bake a chocolate crust!

Tracey said...

I bet this pie is terrific with a chocolate crust. Bummer that the one you tried didn't work out. Looks great anyway!!

Annette said...

I like the ramekin idea and the chocolate crust. It looks delicious!