Movie Name: Muppet*vision 3-D (1991)
[a banana cream pie comes flying out of the screen]
Kermit the Frog: What is that?
Fozzie Bear: Isn’t it great? It’s my new remote-controlled banana cream pie. Hey Kermit… Watch this!
[Fozzie presses a button and the remote control breaks causing the pie to spin and end up on Fozzie’s face]
Kermit the Frog: Oh, Fozzie, that’s terrible!
Fozzie Bear: [tasting it] Yeah, you’re right… needs more sugar.
This morning, before 9:00 I might add, I made my first ever banana cream pie. My choice of pies had to do with these brown bananas. Though they weren't too pretty on the outside, it turns out that they were exactly right for banana cream pie. The recipe even suggested cutting them into lemon water to keep them from browning. It worked.
This time I used another store-bought crust–a graham cracker one. Eventually, I’ll crush up graham crackers on my own, but this one is fine for today.
I stirred together instant vanilla pudding (I was surprised the recipe didn’t call for banana pudding), sour cream, and bananas and poured them into the crust. This really was a super easy pie. The topping was the most fun. It’s simply made of whipped cream (the source of all good desserts in this world) and cream cheese blended together. The realization I made today is that I need a new hand mixer. Ours has served us well for 15 years, and it still works, but it’s not gonna last too much longer.
Anyway, here’s the fun part. It just seemed to boring to “heap” the topping onto the filling, so I decided to decorate the pie instead. I also remembered that I don’t own pastry bags or tips. So here’s the pastry bag I made by cutting off the corner of a Ziploc bag:
I had fun decorating–definitely not perfect, but interesting for sure!So, below is the finished banana cream pie. I’m waiting for a message back from two ladies I’ve contacted about sharing the pie. One of them said that banana cream pie was her favorite, and the other (a friend of the first) declared that she would like to volunteer to taste any pie at all. I’m hoping to head out shortly to deliver a tasty Sunday afternoon treat. They’re both great people–great moms and wives, happy participants in our schools and community, good neighbors to many. They deserve to be thanked. So here’s a pie toast to you both. Enjoy!
4 thoughts on “Banana Cream Pie”
Sweet words in this post….made even sweeter when I tasted your wonderful pie! Thank you for such a delicious treat and for being you….. Happy baking!
looking good there shanny!
Don’t know if you remember mom’s (your grandmother’s) banana puddings, a frequent Sunday dessert. Anyway she did a variation one time that you may want to add to your pie list – Banana Pudding Pie. She crushed (we would use a blender or food processor) Nilla Waffers, added melted butter and pressed into a pie pan (instead of gram crackers) then made the filling with vanilla pudding and slice and crushed bananas stuck a few nillas on top in a pattern dobbed with whipped cream and planted a strawberry half on top of each. I don’t remember exactly how it tasted, but I’m pretty sure it was good cause it looked tasty.
I do remember this–except not with the strawberries–I bet that would be delicious! Pretty much anything with Nilla Wafers is good…