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Banana Cream Pie with Chocolate-Chip-Cookie Crust (via epicurious + savory sweet life) | Pie Month

This is the 6th entry in our Month of Pie. Pie Month is a celebration of things we love. Because life is hard, and there should always be more pie. Have a look at the other entries. Really. 
Pie #4 - Peanut Butter Cream Pie with Chocolate Whipped Cream

I’m live blogging while I taste this pie. Let's taste this pie together, kids.

It’s the chocolate curls that get me first. A vegetable peeler taken to a bar of 70% Bittersweet Scharffen Berger. I pinch a bit off the top to taste. Easy, fast, pretty, and barely sweet.

The knife goes easy into the pie. No resistance. Cutting through air, until it hits the crust, giving way to the blade as I swipe it from the center to the rim.

Another cut.

And then it’s time to contemplate the crust. Chocolate chip cookie dough peeks past the whipped cream. This is going to be great. I used our favorite chocolate chip cookie recipe from Alice at Savory Sweet Life, foregoing the usual chocolate chunks in favor of semi-sweet chips. The recipe calls for prepared cookie dough. You can do that, but we use Alice’s. These are the perfect cookies, making the perfect pie crust.

A fork goes in, swiping off the point. Creamy, banana, whipped cream, a hit of chocolate from on top, and a crunch+chew of the cookie crust chaser. A linger, barely, of rum. 

Forget the fork. 

This is pie to hold, to be caress, to love.

The other half of this pie went to the neighbors. Share the pie love.

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Reader Comments (26)

Sharing is loving and sharing that pie is a lot of love!

January 18, 2011 | Unregistered Commentertastesbetterwithfriends

You have very lucky neighbors. Cookie dough crust - love it.

January 18, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterbreadandputter

If only I were your neighbor! I need this pie in my life.

January 18, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterTracy

Man, I gotta have you guys over so you'll bring me pie.

Okay. My love for pie is just beating away here, and each one keeps getting better. This looks fabulous!

January 18, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterShaina

This is the culinary version of a Harlequin romance novel....risque enough to be exciting, but still retaining its virtue.

Is it hot in here, or is it me?

January 18, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterTHE Tough Cookie

My kids used to always say, 'Sharing is Caring.' If you cared about any of us, you would send us a piece of that pie. Need my address?

And Gail is right...steamy pie?

January 18, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterBarbara | VinoLuciStyle

Yet another *sexy* food write-up. Love that this pie has a cookie batter crust and that the bananas are sliced. Looks heavenly and I wish you could read aloud to us! LOL

January 18, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterPaula

This pie looks too good to be true!!

I want it and I want it now.

January 18, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterKristan

This looks so decadent! What a great pie. It certainly wouldn't last long here.

I love it! "Forget the fork"... hahahaha!

January 19, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterTiffany

I never thought of adding chocolate to a banana cream pie...way to push it over the top!!! WONDERFUL!!

January 19, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterLizzy

Wishing I was your neighbor right about now. Fabulous!

January 19, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterElle

I LOVE that crust!

January 19, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMaria

oh yeah, come to mama - THIS is a pie for the ages!! wonder if i could make this work for my birthday cuz instead of cake, i want pie!

January 19, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterSMITH BITES

This is my kind of pie. It's like a cookie with pie or pie with cookie. YUM!

January 19, 2011 | Unregistered Commenternaomi

I was thinking about this pie as I was cuddling and chatting with the BF on the sofa last night (eating Ken's apple pie squares)...

I make a black bottom banana cream pie in my show "The Fried Chicken Theory According to Jackie Gordon" that has proven very popular over the years and earned me my "Pimp Of Pie" moniker. I believe you two are vying for the title.

Bringing up your pie to the BF brought forth the realization that I'd never made the pie for him. BAD GIRLFRIEND!!!! I love the idea of a chocolate chip crust... Thanks for making me think of pie everyday! They make me smile!

January 19, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterJackie Gordon Singing Chef

Looks fabulous!

January 19, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAlison @ Ingredients, Inc.

Loooooove the cookie crust. ;) This looks delicious.

January 19, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterbriarrose

The crust! The banana! The chocolate!

I too would like to caress it. I know you said forget it, but I totally want to fork this pie.

January 19, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAdryon

Swoon. What a remarkable confluence of tastes. Love your pie celebration.

January 19, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMrsWheelbarrow

This post was nearly x-rated. Caressing your pie...

Love that.


January 19, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterthe yummy mummy

You're totally killing me with all of these pies. I love the idea of chocolate chip cookie crust. Brilliant.

January 20, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterJen @ My Kitchen Addiction

As the neighbor who indulged in the succulent delight and bananny-goodness of this masterpiece, I can personally attest to the fact that these are not only great neighbors, but cullinary geniouses! We are very lucky to live near these wonder-folks! :)

January 23, 2011 | Unregistered Commentercaron_k

This pie makes me want to cry!!! I want a piece so bad!!!

January 28, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAggie

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