Monday, October 26, 2009

Chocolate Desesrt #72

OK, Chocolate Dessert #72 really isn't a complete dessert. But I know Sue's been waiting patiently for another recipe from the 365 Chocolate Desserts cookbook. I also knew my daughter would be driving home Friday night, although I didn't know she'd be driving through a monsoon. So I took this simple and great chocolate recipe, paired it up with another recipe, and, Bingo!

Banana Cream Pie in Chocolate Crust

Recipe #72: Chocolate Pie Crust

1/2 cup semisweet chocolate chips OR 3 ounces semisweet chocolate
3 tbsp butter
1 tsp shortening

1/2 cup ground walnuts
1-1/2 cups shredded coconut

Melt the butter, chocolate and shortening in the top of a double boiler or in a 4 cup mi
crowavable measuring cup. Stir in the walnuts and coconut. Spread in a very well greased pie plate, and freeze for 10 minutes or more.

Custard filling:

2 egg yolks
1-3/4 cups milk
1/4 cup whipping cream
1 tsp vanilla extract
2 tbsp cornstarch
3/4 cup sugar

Whisk together the sugar and cornstarch in the 4 cup microwavable measuring cup. Whisk in the milk, then add the rest of the ingredients. Microwave until it simmers and thickens, stirring every 30 to 60 seconds.

Into the frozen pie crust, slice 2 bananas.
Pour the custard in - use my recipe, or store bought cook and serve, or instant - whatever floats your boat. I suppose you could even use chocolate pudding, although I think that would just be weird. Top with whipped cream - made at home, canned, cool whip, again, whatever floats your boat. This dessert isn't supposed to be complex; it's supposed to be good!

Paula, this is safe for your baby. Dog, replace the walnuts with some other ground nut or even more coconut; it's a good alternative to graham cracker crust. Duckie, sorry it's got chocolate in it. And everyone take note, the 4 kids who were at home ate half of it Friday night, and the rest for lunch on Saturday. Then they wailed because there was no more, although they also ate the one in the graham cracker crust thereafter.


Swampechaun said...

As I am not a fan of nuts IN food I would probably opt for the graham cracker crust - thanks for the variation. Looks delicious!

Tatersmama said...

Okay, well when I saw the title of your post, I said "no way am I even looking" because I am not eating chocolate dessrt of any kind. So I read a few other blogs first... but my curiosity got the better of me.
Nuts, chocolate, coconut and bananas - what's not to love!

Katherine Aucoin said...

This is death by decadence...I love it!!!

Barbara said...

The coconut crust is interesting- never have seen that before. Lots of things I like in this recipe!

Channon said...

Oh wow... That's another must-make!

buffalodick said...

That looked great! I made a low-carb cheesecake once that used a pecan crust...

Sue said...

Yum!! I used to make chocolate cream pie with bananas added for my brother. He'd eat almost a whole pie in one sitting.

Pam said...

That has to be the best looking pie EVER! I love the coconut crust.

Grace said...

i daresay that banana cream pie wouldn't be worth eating unless a)coconut is involved in some way, and b)there's a chocolate crust. nice job!

doggybloggy said...

mmmmmm....this looks and sounds so good - banana cream and coconut cream pie always remind me of giligans island from when I was a kid and I had never had either one - nostalgia

~~louise~~ said...

Happy Chocolate Day Marjie!!! I didn't post for Chocolate day, if I had, you know I would have been "grabbing" this recipe!!!

The crust for this dessert sounds intriguing. I can just imagine the flavors melding as one. Thanks for sharing, Marjie.

Glad everyone made it home safely:)

So funny, word verification is piedub LOL