Banana Cream Pie

Banana Cream Pie in ProgressI have sampled some of the baked goods at Tartine and have yet to be disappointed. This recipe is from the Cookbook via Tartelette. I followed the directions, except for some slight modifications. I made only enough dough for one pie crust. I blind-baked the crust for 20 minutes with beans as weights and then an additional 20 minutes without the weights. I initially used all of the ganache, but decided this looked like too much and scooped out about half of it (which was delicious to eat on its own later).  I used approximately half of the caramel.  The pastry cream came together well.  I added two thirds to the caramel, then the bananas and the last third of pastry cream.

Banana Cream PieI chose to whip 1 c. of heavy whipping cream and  spread it on top of the pastry cream. This wasn’t the prettiest pie and I didn’t bother with chocolate shavings, but it was extremely tasty. This was by far the favorite dish at the party. I want more right now, I wish some could instantly appear.

I really need to get this book, even if it is not the best written cookbook.

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