This weeks Tuesdays with Dorie was chosen by Amy of Sing for Your Supper. She chose Dorie’s Banana Creme Pie which is located on pages 342-343 of Baking: From My Home to Yours. I was very happy that this recipe was chosen because I have been eating bananas like crazy lately. Consequently, I have actually been craving banana creme pie and haven’t had one in awhile.
For the past month, I have been trying to lose a little bit of weight so that I would be able to fit into one of my dresses, since I am in my friends wedding in May. I have been doing yoga a couple of times a week and also a BodyPump class at the gym. On Sunday, I actually attended my first Zumba class. It was pretty interesting, and crazy tiring. I know that I can keep a beat. I have been playing music for 15 years, but this class really threw me off. Being in marching band and concert band if there is music I have to stay with the beat and when the moves are on upbeats I get thrown for a complete loop. But I got through it 🙂
Since I am trying to lose weight, I knew that I couldn’t make an entire pie. I decided to make only 1/3 of the recipe and make the pies in mini tart pans. The recipe ended up making 5 mini pies. They turned out fantastic. I specifically loved the addition of cinnamon and nutmeg to the pastry cream. It was the perfect compliment to the bananas and whipped cream. Dorie’s recommendation to have the pie with coffee was spot on. It was perfect 🙂 The size was also perfect because if I would have made an entire pie I could have eaten it in one sitting 🙂