Saturday, September 24, 2011

BANANA CREME PIE WITH WHOLE GRAIN CHOCOLATE CRUST


Banana Cream Pie with Whole Grain Chocolate Crust

8 to 10 servings

Filling

  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 tablespoons unbleached all purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 3 cups whole milk
  • 4 large egg yolks
  • 1 vanilla bean, split lengthwise
  • 1/4 cup (1/2 stick) unsalted butter, diced
  • 1 tablespoon dark rum

Crust

  • 1 cup whole wheat pastry flour
  • 1/3 cup (2 ounces) bittersweet chocolate chips
  • 1/4 cup unbleached bread flour
  • 2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) chilled unsalted butter, diced
  • 2 tablespoons orange juice
  • 1 tablespoon (or more) ice water
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Nonstick vegetable oil spray
  • 7 bananas (about), peeled
  • Additional sugar
  • Whipped cream (optional)
  • Chocolate sprinkles (optional)

Preparation

Filling

  • Whisk first 4 ingredients in heavy medium saucepan until no lumps remain. Gradually whisk in milk. Add yolks; whisk to blend. Scrape in seeds from vanilla bean; add bean. Whisk over medium-high heat until pastry cream thickens and boils 1 minute, about 8 minutes total. Remove from heat; whisk in butter and rum. Remove vanilla bean. Transfer mixture to bowl; press plastic wrap onto surface. Chill until firm, at least 4 hours. DO AHEAD Can be made 1 day ahead. Keep chilled.

Crust



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8 comments :

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Oh my goodness. This looks soooooooooo good. I will definitely give it a try. Hugs, Marty

Beadboard UpCountry said...

OOOOOH! Send a piece of that over to me!!!!!!!!Maryanne ;)(and please inclued a new workout outfit!!!!!!!) Thank you very much;)!

Karena said...

Oh yum, yum, yum! The crust sounds superb!! This would go good with my coffee right now Teresa!

xoxo
Karena
Art by Karena

Acquired Objects said...

God this pie looks fabulous and I haven't had a banana cream pie in a very long time!

Carla@DesignintheWoods said...

This looks so delicious. Love banana anything and anything that ends with pie!

eclecticrevisited said...

don't even tempt me with such wonderful desserts such as banana creme pie..so my favorite...and add a little chocolate to anything and it's over the top divine...
best,
maureen

Kathysue said...

Omgosh Teresa you are killing me here, that looks so Yummy and tempting!! Kathysue

Annemarie @ Brunch at Saks said...

This looks amazing, Teresa! I'm suddenly starving! xx

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