For the crust, we used Dorie’s recipe and as always it was tender and delicious. While I can’t say with conviction that this is my favorite version of a banana cream pie, it was a really nice change. If you love a little spice with your bananas, then definitely head over to Amy’s blog for the recipe, or better yet, get your copy of Baking From My Home To Yours!
My pie this week is also my entry to You Want Pies With That? The theme this time around, chosen by Jacque and Natashya was Lifestyles of the Rich & Famous. While I don’t think you could say that my celebrity of choice is rich, he is definitely famous. Funny enough it was the first celebrity I thought of, probably because I was listening to the soundtrack with Aidan when I was reading about the theme.
So, my celebrity of choice, also chosen by Aidan, is Curious George. We cut the extra dough into little elliptical shapes and used the back of a knife to press a leaf pattern into the dough. I also brushed the edges with a little egg wash (1 lg egg + 1 Tablespoon water, beaten) to help it brown nicely.
We have loved Curious George, well, counting me, since I was a kid. I think he would love this creamy pie with its layers and layers of bananas and the fun leaves around the edges.