Tuesday, June 7, 2011

my first banana cream pie

and most likely my last.  yuck, i do not like banana cream pies.  no wonder i hadn't attempted one in the past.  although - it was really easy, and i think if i substituted a different fruit, it could be quite delicious...  perhaps peaches?  my mom said that rhubarb would work too...  i mean, it was just a simple custard poured over the fruit in a graham cracker crust.  it would probably be easy to make it into a chocolate cream pie too... maybe pour it over chocolate chunks or oreo cookie crumbles or something...?  yes/no?

anyway, all i know is that i was not a fan.  but - BUT! - i was told by many people that they enjoyed it.  and linds (whose going away party i baked for) really enjoyed it.  so i guess that is all that really matters ;)

i suppose you'd like to know how exact i made this little gem, huh?  well, the pie followed ellie krieger's recipe (except i used 1 c. whole milk + 1/2 c. cream instead of low fat for the custard).  and my whipped topping was a little different.  i mixed 1/2 an 8 oz package of  cream cheese with 1/4 c. sugar, 1/2 tsp. of vanilla, 1/4 tsp. almond extract and 1 c. heavy cream.  all whipped together, you get a whipped cream frosting that won't melt in the heat :)  it looked fabulous until it was cut into!

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