Banana Pudding Pie

picture1I have always looooved pies, but I don’t make them very often.  I think part of the reason is that pies are so popular here in Texas,  that it is easy to buy one that’s pretty darn good!  One dessert that I’ve become a huge fan of since moving here is banana pudding.  They even have banana pudding ice cream here!  So I decided to turn it into a pie; a combination of banana cream pie and banana pudding.  It was a success…I cut a tiny sliver, as my grandmother would have said, and then couldn’t stop eating it.  I had to wrap it up and send it with Mikey to work this morning…he sent me a picture of an empty pie pan by 10:00 AM!  If you like pies and bananas, I would highly recommend this recipe 🙂  Continue reading

The Perfect Pie Dough

picture11This is my go to recipe for anything I need pie dough for.  It is very buttery and flaky, so it works well for both sweet and savory dishes.  I’ve used it for quiche crusts, pie crust, empanada dough, and homemade pop tart dough.  It is a very simple recipe, but I would recommend using a generous amount of flour when working with this dough, due to the amount of butter in the recipe.   Continue reading