Sunday, July 15, 2012

Club Baked - Peanut Butter Banana Cream Pie's been quite awhile since I have done any blogging and BLOGGER has gone through a facelift of some sort. 

It is my turn to bake and post and I selected Peanut Butter Banana Cream Pie for this week's Club Baked installment.  I must say...this recipe is a bit cumbersome in that it required taking out the food processor, cooking and taking out the mixer as well cool down time so you have to wait at least 3 hours after the completion to taste your pie!  I am sort of an instant gratification type of girl!

Anyway....overall I love the crust made out of vanilla wafers and would definitely use that for my next pie recipe (whenever that may be).  I also like the cream as it's not super sweet.  I can see myself using the pie crust and cream for another pie.  As for the banana and peanut butter....I'll be honest....I am not a fan of peanut butter in my baked items (except maybe the occasional peanut butter cookie but that is the extent of it) nor banana other than banana nut bread.  I do like that the pie itself is not overly sweet so I don't feel too bad feeding a bit of this to my 14 month old. 

I wished I could take more pictures but these days, my baking usually happens at about 9 pm at night (after my kid goes off to bed) so the lighting is not at its best.

I took this picture in the morning when the pie had time to sit in the fridge.  
Is there a secret to cutting pies so that they come out a nice clean slice?  Look at my terrible work below.

I did make one modification to the recipe.  Instead of using vanilla bean (which I did not have on hand), I used two teaspoons of vanilla extract.  Thanks Karen for letting me bake this week's installment!