Monday, May 24, 2010

TWD Banana-Coconut Ice Cream Pie

You are going to want this recipe! It is on page 350 of 'Baking From My Home To Yours', written by Dorie Greenspan. Our host this week is Spikebakes check her blog for the recipe.
The crust was made of butter, coconut and 1/2 cup LU Petit Beurre cookie crumbs. This cookie was not to be found at our smallish grocery store so I used a crisp butter cookie from Pepperidge Farms. It worked. The coconut was added to melted butter and cooked till brown then the cookie crumbs were added. The buttery mixture was pressed into a pie pan. Freeze for 30 minutes and then fill.

The filling was made by putting 1 1/2 ripe bananas and 2 teaspoons lemon juice in my food processor, I love to use my power tools! 1 pint of chocolate ice cream was added just till blended. This cool mixture was poured in the coconut shell and quickly frozen. That's it. 4 hours later you have one tasty treat.

It was delicious, the crisp buttery crust was perfect with the chocolate banana ice cream. What a great combo. I'm sure TWD bakers found many ways to mix this recipe up. How about vanilla ice cream, bananas and a hot fudge drizzle, or a fresh berry sauce. This is a deluxe banana split in a pie!
This recipe can be made and frozen up to two month, perfect for summer guests. 5 stars for sure.

26 comments:

jill said...

Holy Cow mom...you have this pregnant lady drooling like crazy right now!! My allowance starts over tomorrow, and the first thing I am going to buy is some bananas and chocolate icecream!

Clivia said...

Great description - a banana split in a pie! We liked this one too.

Flourchild said...

Your crust and pie look alot like mine! Im glad you enjoyed the recipe, I did too!

Tia said...

I did a twd rewind...lenox biscotti... b/c bananas/coconut are not my thing :)
love the pic of the crust.

Janell said...

Your pie looks great! This did seem a bit like a banana split. I'm really surprised I didn't enjoy it more.

natalia said...

Ciao ! I love your pictures !! I loved it too !

Judy said...

Except for the ice cream, we could have identical pies! I just gave some to my neighbor so I wouldn't be forced to eat it all.

LDH said...

This was a great recipe ~ yours looks delicious! Love visiting your place here :)

spike. said...

Glad you liked it! I love that it can be forzen for 2 months...but it didn't last that long in my house!

Amber Marie said...

Berry sauce does sound good! I love that you referred to your "power tools"! :)

Katrina said...

I really want to try that coconut crust sometime! Your pie looks perfect.

Erin@The Sweet Life said...

Yum! I think I must have used the very same pie plate as yours. I love how the crust looks pressed into the pie pan...kind of like a bird's nest!

Jacque said...

Your crust and pie are picture perfect! It was good, wasn't it?

Mary said...

I just want that crust! Even better that it can be made without turning your oven on. Maybe I will make this after all...

Kayte said...

It looks perfect from here! I couldn't find those cookies either, so I just made some plain old butter cookies.

Barbara Bakes said...

The crust sounds amazing. I'm sure I'd love this pie.

TeaLady said...

Yes, it was really tasty. And yours looks perfect.

margot said...

Your pie looks terrific! You've got me convinced I should try it with chocolate.

Romaine said...

Banana split in a pie? What a great recipe title! The chocolate ice cream was a good choice.

Piggy said...

Love your perfectly cut pie, looks really good!

jillbert said...

Looking at your crust makes me want more of this pie! I thought about using vanilla ice cream, but I really liked the chocolate. Any combination would probably be good though.

Kimberly Johnson said...

Beautiful job on the pie!

steph- whisk/spoon said...

looks good-- beautiful crust!

Leslie said...

This looks so delicious! I love how great your crust turned out!

Jessica said...

Your pie looks gorgeous! I love all of your suggestions for "mixing up" this pie. Great ideas -- especially when we're just kicking off warm weather, ice cream pie season.

Grandma Scott said...

Oh my Gosh !! that is just sinful...
It looks like Heaven..