Superman’s favorite pie is banana cream.
I think I have made it for him once.
Why? Why would I not make my hero his favorite pie on a regular basis, especially when it is so easy?
Because I’m a slacker I don’t care for banana cream pie chocolate is better it is so easy, and I feel like I’m cheating.
Blind baking a store bought crust…
Throw some chopped bananas in the bottom…
Some instant vanilla pudding on top of that…
Top with cool whip, and voila…Superman is a happy man.
It is just to easy. I must complicate my life somehow.
Well, today’s TWD isn’t cheating at all. Today’s TWD Banana Cream pie that Amy of Sing for your Supper picked for us is amped. up. on. steroids.
First I didn’t bake Dorie’s crust like I was told..I’m a rebel like that.
I made a graham cracker crust which I amped up on steroids!
To my bag of graham crackers, I added the usual…½ c. sugar, 1 stick of melted butter aaaaand a handful of walnuts and a spritzering of cinnamon.
Then I baked it to make it all crispy.
I tasted it before I put it in the pie plate, and Internet!, if I hadn’t have been making a crust out of this it would have just been me, the graham cracker crumbs and a spoon!
I heart bananas. They are the perfect fruit. Sweet like candy, but nutritious like spinach.
Maybe that’s why I don’t like to use them in a pie. I’d just rather eat one plain.
I have officially changed my mind.
When those lovelies are layered in between a custard that has cinnamon and nutmeg added to the mix, it becomes this totally different pie.
Cool whip schmool whip!
Make some home made whipped cream, but crank it up with a blurb of sour cream.
Then comes the part that I just can’t stand in the baking process.
The waiting cooling.
I just worked all this time to make a scrumptious pie I want to eat it now..Now…NOW!
But since I must act like an adult some time, I restrain myself and wait.
Oh it was so worth it. This banana cream pie isn’t like any other one I have ever tasted. This one you can tell is made with all sorts of love, and you know it didn’t take 10 minutes to throw together.
Go check out Amy’s blog, grab the recipe there and make this pie.