Banana Cream Pie

by Michelle on April 7, 2009

I was very happy to make this week’s recipe for Tuesdays with Dorie because (1) I love to make pie, any kind of pie and (2) I love to make pie, any kind of pie! This weeks host for TWD is Amy of Sing for Your Supper and thank you so much for picking such a gorgeous recipe for us to make.

I was rearranging my cabinets over the weekend and found these 4″ pie pans and decided to make mini pies instead of regular pie. I enjoy miniaturizing baked goods and thought Dorie’s Banana Cream Pie would work out well and it did. I had so much fun playing around with the pie crust and actually made 3 different designs.

I followed the recipe for the filling but for the pie crust I did make some changes. I used vodka in place of the water and I used lard in place of the shortening and my crust turned out fabulously light and crispy and tasted just delicious. I’ve used vodka in my pie crust for some time now but this is the first time I’ve tried lard and it won’t be my last!

For the topping I did saute banana slices in butter…oh yummy! I love caramelized bananas and they’re so pretty. I considered using a sliced strawberry on top but I decided to keep the flavors to banana, cream and butter!! And after tasting my pie, it does not need another flavor, not at all. Good job Dorie, this recipe was fab!

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  • Maria April 7, 2009 at 1:28 pm

    Love the little pies! Too cute!

  • Shari April 7, 2009 at 1:38 pm

    Love your little tarts! Is that caramelized bananas on top?

  • Andrea at Nummy Kitchen April 7, 2009 at 1:40 pm

    Michelle, how did I not know you were part of TWD? Your little pies are so pretty! I made minis too but are not nearly as cute as yours. I love the caramalized banana slices on top, great touch!

  • chocolatechic April 7, 2009 at 2:07 pm

    Oh…your mini tarts are adorable.

  • spike. April 7, 2009 at 2:12 pm

    I love the bananas on top!

  • Sara April 7, 2009 at 2:22 pm

    Great job. I love the caramelized bananas.

  • Teanna April 7, 2009 at 2:23 pm

    Your little pies are SO CUTE!!! The bananas sauteed in butter sounds like the perfect topping!

  • Jeff April 7, 2009 at 3:00 pm

    Have been on a huge banana kick lately so going to have to think about this.

  • Amy of Sing For Your Supper April 7, 2009 at 3:32 pm

    These little pies are adorable!! They really look delicious! Thanks for baking with me this week!-Amyhttp://www.singforyoursupperblog.com

  • Isabelle April 7, 2009 at 3:50 pm

    elles sont vraiment superbes. la forme est vraiment belle ! c’est du beau travail :)

  • Flourchild April 7, 2009 at 4:23 pm

    Very nice mini pies. I love the bananas on top. You did a great job!

  • Megan April 7, 2009 at 4:50 pm

    Sauteed bananas in butter reminds me of bananas flambe. Remember that dessert? But I have a feeling yours was much better!

  • Heather April 7, 2009 at 5:12 pm

    Love the little pies, and great idea on the saute in butter.

  • myfamousrecipe April 7, 2009 at 6:15 pm

    Your tarts are so lovely! I wondered if anyone would caramelize or cook the bananas. Great job!

  • TeaLady April 7, 2009 at 6:30 pm

    Wish I had thought of that. I bet caramelizing those bananas brought out some incredible flavor. Will have to try. And vodka in the crust. You are tooooo much. They look great.

  • Cathy April 7, 2009 at 6:51 pm

    My word, I am in love with your mini pies! And carmelizing the bananas was a brilliant idea.

  • Kayte April 7, 2009 at 8:44 pm

    Oh, those little tarts with the fancy pants edges are just darling…they look delicious, especially with your little sauteed buttered bananas on the top. Very nice job!

  • Marthe April 7, 2009 at 9:50 pm

    Oooow… Sauted banana: yum!!!P.S. Don’t forget to enter my giveaway!!

  • Kathleen April 7, 2009 at 10:17 pm

    Oh they are adorable..and such a good idea for 2 people…I wouldn’t mind a drizzle of chocolate..I made Cheese Danish today..my first time…now the trick is to find room in the freezer for them till Sunday!Don’t forget May 7th event at Foley’s Follies..a Mother’s Day tribute..dig up a favorite recipe of mom or gma.Everyone is invited, and I am inviting you!

  • Melissa April 7, 2009 at 11:48 pm

    What cute little tarts! They look so wonderful!

  • Carol Peterman April 8, 2009 at 1:14 am

    What adorable pies! Beautiful! I am a big fan of the vodka in crust concept and lard. I buy leaf lard at a farmer’s market and render it out then portion it for pie crust and freeze it. Rendering the lard is also seasons my cast iron Dutch oven at the same time, what a bonus.

  • Elyse April 8, 2009 at 4:59 am

    Mmm, your tarts look fabulous. I’m so glad that you were able to use your 4-in tart pans. And man, your vodka/lard crust sounds delicious! What a great idea!!

  • jesse April 8, 2009 at 5:59 am

    Ahh!! Cute little pies! And the bananas on top look perfectly caramelized too! Yum!

  • Sweet as Coco April 8, 2009 at 12:46 pm

    Your pie looks exceptional! I would have never thought to use vodka or saute the bananas! Nice job! My sister lives in the same town as you also…just noticed that. :) Great city.

  • Esi April 8, 2009 at 2:42 pm

    I love your mini pies. It is so interesting to see how so many people did this differently than a regular pie.

  • leanne April 8, 2009 at 4:15 pm

    Caramelized bananas yum. They look great.

  • natalia April 8, 2009 at 6:46 pm

    Ciao ! I love your pies they are so beautiful ! And the bananas must be wonderful !!

  • My Carolina Kitchen April 8, 2009 at 8:49 pm

    What a darling banana cream pie. I’ve never made one but yours looks delicious.sam

  • Jacque April 9, 2009 at 4:25 am

    Oh my goodness, the sauted bananas sound delish!Your little pies are adorble… love those fancy edges.

  • artis1111 April 9, 2009 at 9:44 pm

    This looks yummy!! Kathy

  • Natashya KitchenPuppies April 10, 2009 at 11:16 am

    They look great Michelle! So cute. I think the butter is the reason my crust did shrink, I had holes where the little bits of butter melted out. I love the little banana toppings on yours.

  • Melissa Clifford April 10, 2009 at 1:51 pm

    That’s gorgeous Michelle! Those little pies are great. Please send ASAP to me…thanks. heee

  • Annette April 11, 2009 at 7:27 pm

    I’ve never heard of vodka in pie crust before! Intriguing. Your pies are adorable. I liked it too.

  • Miah May 17, 2009 at 6:14 pm

    Nice delicious recipes! I hope I can make one too.

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