This week in Tuesdays with Dorie, Amy of Sing for Your Supper chose Banana Cream Pie, pages 342 and 343 of Dorie Greenspan's Baking: from my home to yours. Please see Amy's site for the recipe, today's date.
Banana cream pie is one of hubby's absolute faves, so I did make the entire recipe. He came home from work and ate one quarter of it - a very positive review. We did both agree that we like my own version better, in which I toss the bananas in a little lime or lemon juice first - to brighten up the flavour.
This one had cinnamon in it, which I found made it seem a little heavier. I think I prefer it without the cinnamon, but it is just a matter of personal taste.
I did have one problem with this pie. Or the crust to be exact. It tasted wonderful, was light and flaky.... but I had shrinkage. Do men know about shrinkage?
Not that kind of shrinkage, pie crust shrinkage. I fall victim to it again and again. Sigh.
Otherwise the taste was very good, and the pie was well received. What more could a gal ask for? Ok, besides an end to shrinkage.
I liked the fact that there were layers of the pastry cream and the bananas. I will take that with me from this recipe.