Monday, April 21, 2008

2 Pies!

Because I am trying to avoid chocolate, I am compensating by trying out new desserts to curb my sweet tooth. Here are 2 pies I made this weekend...both were great!

Sweet Banana Cream & Berry Pie
(thanks to Silvia Winert, a friend here in Cedar Park)

NOTE: I changed the name from "Banana Cream" to this--it is not a traditional banana cream, but a great twist on the traditional classic.

9 inch Baked Pie Shell
3 medium bananas
1 package (8 oz.) cream cheese, softened
1 can sweetened condensed milk
1/3 cup lemon juice
1 tsp. vanilla

Bake pie shell. Slice 2 of the bananas; arrange in pie shell. Beat cream cheese in small mixer bowl on medium speed until light and fluffy. Gradually beat in milk until well blended. Beat in lemon juice and vanilla. Pour into pie shell. Refrigerate until firm, at least 2 hours. Slice remaining banana; arrange on pie.

Whipped Cream Topping
1 cup cold whipping cream
¼ cup powder sugar
1 tsp. corn syrup
1 tsp. vanilla
spec of salt
1 box raspberries

Beat all the ingredients until soft peaks form . When whipped cream is firm fold in a box of fresh raspberries. Top the pie with the whipped cream and enjoy!


Anonymous said...

cThose pies look delicious! I LOVE banana cream, so can't wait to try this version.

I love that you make pies just for the heck of it.


Rachel Corbett said...

That's a nice twist on the banana custard part, cream cheese, huh? Yum!

Courtney said...

That banana cream looks delicious - I love the raspberry addition. I never make pie - do you have a favorite premade pie crust or do you make your own?

Also, I made your crockpot roast (with the ranch, italian dressing and brown gravy) the other day. It was a big hit and will definitely be added back into our Sunday rotation.