Tuesday, April 7, 2009

TWD: Banana Cream Pie


What do you do when you are a member of a weekly baking group, baking for only 2 people, both of whom are trying to shed a few pounds??? Portion Control!

I was really excited to make my first ever banana cream pie. My mother-in-law makes one that I absolutely love. But bananas don't age well at all. With that in mind, I knew a whole pie was out of the question. Suddenly the light went off! Tartlettes!!!

It worked out perfectly! I made a whole recipe of pie dough and froze half. Rolled the other half into balls and pressed them into my muffin pan. Half the pie recipe made 6 little tartlettes.

The cream part of this recipe was a bit of a problem for me but I made it through. I used skim milk instead of whole milk. I only made half the recipe and in the end even that was too much. We skip the whipped cream topping to save the calories too! The cream was super thick for me. After cooling it in the fridge, I put it in my mixer and slowly added more milk until it was creamy.

My husband and I both loved these!

Head over to Amy at Sing for Your Supper for the recipe.

8 comments:

What's for Supper? said...

How cute! Good idea for the portion control.

Tracey said...

Those are adorable! Glad you were able to try them :)

Cathy said...

Next time I make this, I am definitely going mini. For the portion control, and for the sheer adorableness of the mini form. Yours look beautiful!

AppleC said...

Cute idea. Very nice and yummy looking.

TeaLady said...

Good for you on the portion control. We are working on that, too, and hard with TWD every week. Do you use Splendra??? They look delightful. Great job.

leanne said...

Love your portion control. I did that too with mini tartlets.

Annette said...

Your tartlets are so cute! Great idea. I sent the pie home with my parents after having a few bites. Another form of portion control!

wineloverscookingdiary said...

These look so yummy and such a good idea for portion control! I LOOOOVE anything banana. I'll have to try these sometime!!