Wednesday, July 31, 2013
Banana Cream Pie
I must be going bananas as this is my second recipe of the week featuring them. I couldn't let summer slip on by without making a pie and while I do love myself a peach pie or a strawberry pie, I really wanted a cold slice of banana cream pie.
The crust and the pastry cream were directly out of Martha's Pies and Tarts. This is one of my favorite go to books for pies. The crust aslo known as pate brisee was simply amazing; it's practically fail proof. One thing that disappointed was the pastry cream. I thought it would set up a bit more but it never did. So, it ended up more like pudding. The two other times I made a banana cream pie, one with pastry cream and one with pudding, I didn't have this problem at all. Regardless, it tasted spot on.