3.14.2013

PI DAY, AND ALSO IT WAS WARM OUTSIDE.

Blueberry Banana Cream Pie
Banana Cream Pie

If there is a time to celebrate math in any way, shape, or form, it is definitely on PI day. Why not use this as an excuse to make some yummy mini pies you have been secretly been wanting to try anyway? 

Didn't take me long to justify making these. 

We were invited over by some friends to take in the celebration, and we wholeheartedly agreed to take part in it. 

After scoring the internet for recipes, there was no recipe that I could find that included both Blueberries, and Bananas.  I was a little shocked that there weren't, because these are oh so good.  

Here is my spin on the Blueberry Banana Cream Pie. I would highly suggest making this. It only took an hour! 

Ingredients (4 four inch pies):

Crust

1 1/4 C Flour 
1/2 t Salt
1 T Sugar
1/4 C Ice water
1 Stick of unsalted butter, cut into about 8 or 10 pieces. (Keep the butter refrigerated)

Cream

1 C whipping cream
8 oz cream cheese, soft
1/2 t Vanilla extract
1/3 C Sugar

Additional

1-2 Bananas
2 C Blueberries

Directions:

Mix together dry ingredients. Add in butter, and mix well. Slowly add in ice water. The crust should mold together if you press on it.  Put it in a ball, and refrigerate for 30 minutes. 

Preheat oven to 350. Grease the pans.

Roll out dough until it is about 3mm thick (lets be honest, I just rolled it out so it was thin enough) and then cut out 5 inch circles and mold it into the pie tins. 

You might need to trim the excess dough coming out of the tins. Just do what makes sense, and what looks good.

You might also consider putting pie weights down, since you are baking these pies just for the crust.

Bake for 20-25 minutes, or until crust is golden. 

Mix whipping cream with a whisk until firm peaks are formed. Remove from bowl, and put cream in fridge.

Whisk cream cheese in the same bowl until light and fluffy. Add sugar and vanilla. Keep mixing until smooth. 
Fold in whipped cream into the cream cheese mixture. 

Cut Bananas and line at the bottom of the cooled pie crust. Add cream on top, making sure it is smooth. Put lots and lots of blueberries on top (you should probably put as many as you can on there). 

Let set in refrigerator for an hour, mine were in there a lot longer and were not soggy in the least bit. 

Enjoy!


6 comments:

  1. I love these mini pis like a monotonically increasing, unbounded function - that's a lot! Yay for Pi Day! Try not to get stabbed in the back on the fifteenth.

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    1. They are my new favorite thing. I have to force myself to not drop out of school and make these all day!

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  2. I love this post! looks soo soo good.

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    1. Thanks Maressa, they were very good. I want to make so many more!

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  3. This is a perfect PI recipe. Thanks. permission to repost?

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    1. Repost away! Miss you, it would be fun to make this together :D

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