“You can dance, you can jive, having the time of your life…
See that girl, watch that scene, diggin’ the dancing queen!”
I love ABBA and that means that my Fav Movie Pick is…
yep, you guessed it –
This funkadelic "Dancing Queen Pie" is dedicated to Donna and the Dynamos! I wanted to honor the Greek isles, where the movie takes place, so I went with a traditional custard pie that my Mom has made for years. I liked the idea of using coconut because, well, I like it and it made me think of these Greek Honey Coconut Turnovers a friend of mine makes called Skaltsounes me Karytha.
So I tried to make something similar in flavor just in a pie form. I wanted to add a layer of Swedish lingonberry jam as a nod to ABBA, but IKEA was completely out and I could not find the stuff anywhere else so I opted for marionberry instead. In retrospect I should have just left it out but was trying to be creative. I then topped the pie with sweetened whipped cream, a dusting of sprinkles and some dancing queen crowns. Finally, I added a sparkly green "M" for Mama Mia on the very top. So, how did it turn out? Pretty over the top I would say!
Please go to the You Want Pies With That? blog to check out all of the fabulous pies these creative bakers have made! And be sure to rent this movie (once it comes out on Cable/DVD)...you wont regret it!
Banana Cream Custard Pie
(w/Coconut Changes in Pink)
Source: My Mom
1 baked pie crust
3 tablespoons cornstarch
1 1/3 cups water
1 (14-ounce) can sweetened condensed milk
3 egg yolks, beaten
2 tablespoons butter or margarine
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 medium bananas (I used 1 cup sweetened flaked coconut here instead)
lemon juice (omit if using the coconut)
whipping cream, whipped
In heavy saucepan, dissolve cornstarch in water; stir in milk and egg yolks.
Cook and stir until thickened and bubbly.
Remove from heat; add butter and vanilla.
(Fold in coconut, if using, and skip next step.)
Slice bananas; dip in lemon juice & pat dry.Place on bottom of pie crust.
Pour filling into crust; chill 4 hours or until set.
Top with whipped cream.