{TWD} Banana Creme Pie-ettes

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Go Bananas! B-A-N-A-N-A-S! I love bananas, so I don’t know why I’ve never had banana cream pie. I’ve never had banana pudding either (which I’ve heard is really tasty with Nilla Wafers). Ooh…I think a Nilla wafer crust would have been delicious with this pie–but I’m jumping ahead.

I eat bananas all the time: on-the-go, in my cereal, chopped up in fruit salad, with peanut butter, with almond butter, in a sandwich, on ice cream etc etc. I bake with bananas all the time time too: banana bread, banana espresso chocolate chip muffins (the best ever from Baked), vegan banana scones, roasted banana ice cream, banana pancakes, etc, etc.

Because of my banana love, I looked forward to making this week’s Tuesdays with Dorie recipe: Banana Cream Pie. And, oh boy, it did not disappoint. Well, the only disappointment was that I only made a 1/2 recipe and it quickly disappeared.

Other than making a 1/2 recipe, the only change I made was to make pie-ettes instead of one giant pie. I used the same technique I used for making Twofer pie-ettes back in November (except back then I used my regular muffin tin and this time I used my mini-muffin tin, so technically they are mini pie-ettes, but that sounds a bit repetitive). I made the double crust recipe for the Good For Almost Everything  Pie Dough and used only a 1/4 of it for the banana cream pie-ettes. The rest is in my freezer waiting to come out and play.

I was able to make 10 little pie-ettes which I was planning on bringing to a BBQ party, but they never made it. By the time we had to leave for the party, there were only 4 left. It would have been odd showing up with only 4 pie-ettes. I brought chocolate chip cookies instead.

Thank you to Amy of Sing for Your Supper for selecting this week’s recipe as we bake our way through Dorie Greenspan’s Baking…From My Home to Yours. Check out Amy’s blog for the recipe or better yet buy the book.

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55 thoughts on “{TWD} Banana Creme Pie-ettes

  1. Those are so cute, as things in miniature always are. I’m so glad that you liked these.
    How great that now you have extra pie crust in the freezer. It’s like insurance, I love it.

  2. Ha ha – it WOULD have been strange to show up to a party with 4 little pie-ettes.

    I actually like bananas a lot, its just that I live with people who don’t. Eh, I’ll get over it!

  3. I’m in love with your pie-ettes. Why don’t I ever think to do this until I read blog posts on Tuesday? It’s like my mind gets completely wiped clear of the last Tuesday that I wished I did minis. Every. Single. Week. In any event, these look fabulous! I’d happily take a few off your hands.

  4. Nuts! I didn’t get around to this and everyone loves it! I’ll have to do a rewind…and I would love to make pie-ettes when I do. Great idea!

    p.s. I’m reading Molly Wizenberg’s book at the moment, too! I’m really enjoying it, except that I keep wanting to stop and copy down the recipes.

  5. Pie-ettes…so cute..I am going to have to copy you on that idea. I just got the book Baked too…I am totally and completely obsessed..I just sit flipping through it and getting hungry!

  6. Can you imagine? There are 8 guest but only four pie-ettes? LOL, totally funny! You could just say that you guys aren’t eating any.

    Your pie-ettes are super cute. We’re bananas over bananas at my house too! :-)
    ~ingrid

  7. These are so darn cute, and the fact that they never made it to the party is testimony enough how they tasted! I love the mini version of things…I am storing up all the directions for when the boys leave home in two years and it is just down to Mark and I…the minis will be perfect! Great job on these!

  8. No wonder I arrive here the quazillioneth to leave a comment… Those are crazy good looking!

    I don’t know if its the way you took the pictures or if just the cutness of the fact they’re minis… but I love them!

    Very creative, very, very nice, Pink!

  9. Wise move to keep the good stuff for yourself; wouldn’t want to see a fight break out over the 4 pie-ettes! Your minis are too cute.

    Growing up, my mom served split bananas with peanut butter as a salad! I love it to this day.
    Nancy

  10. these look so cute! Come to think of it, I’ve never had banana cream pie either, nor have I had banana pudding – which sounds like it would make a nice match with chocolate pudding in a trifle. :)

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