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Home | Baking with Dorie | BWD: Banana Cream Pie

BWD: Banana Cream Pie

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Ah, banana cream pie. It's one of those classic desserts that everyone seems to love. Everyone but my husband, that is. For some reason, the creamy-dreamy-silky appeal of banana cream pie doesn't, well, appeal to him. What is wrong with him?!? I don't know but, clearly, he is missing out!

This week's Baking with Dorie challenge tackled Dorie's Banana Cream Pie. (The recipe can be found on pages 342-3 of Baking: From my home to yours by Dorie Greenspan.)This recipe really highlighted what I love about baking. Dorie took a classic recipe, tweaked it just a little and, boom, we have a new take on banana cream!

Dorie swapped white sugar for brown and, I have to say, I wasn't sure whether or not I'd like that change. Custard is so delicate that I wondered if the brown sugar would overwhelm it. Happily it didn't! It just added a pleasant flavor note. 

If you've been following along with these challenges, you know that I tend to tinker with Dorie's recipe more than just making it gluten-free. This recipe was no exception. Dorie tops her pie with a generous helping of whipped cream and sour cream. While this is great, I just didn't want the richness this time around. So I left the topping off. It was still delicious!

I picked up some eggs at the farmers' market this weekend. This resulted in a custard that was bright yellow! Other than that--and swapping out the pie crust for gluten-free--I kept the recipe the same. 

This week, I am going to send you to for the recipe. Remember to swap the pie crust with my gluten-free recipe and you will be all set! (I usually can't send you to the other bloggers sites for the recipe because I convert them to gluten-free. Since the custard is naturally gluten-free, you can see what Dorie created for the recipe! 


Click here for the blog roll for the Baking with Dorie challenge. And note that Grapefruit, the founder of the challenge, will be a day late with her post but she will be posting! She's been called away for something excited! So, enjoy, Grapefruit! I can't wait to see what you've done with the challenge! 



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