Wednesday, October 8, 2008

You Want Pies With That? Theme One: "I Love That Movie" Pie Challenge

“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) 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.

Cool slightly.

(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.


Tammy said...

wasnt that movie fantastic! It made me want to move to Greece. Great pie too!

Mary Ann said...

Your pie looks fantastic! I love the colors and the jam layer. I haven't seen this movie yet, but I am sure it is a fun one! Great job!

NKP said...

So pretty! I love the colours. The movie was so much fun.

Judy said...

Sounds delicious and looks so pretty with all the colors. I just replenished my coconut supply, too.

Madam Chow said...

That looks like a work of art!
Madam Chow

Susie Homemaker said...

how cool is that pie?? Seriously?!

Jacque said...

Oh how fun! ABBA in pie form, lol. It looks fabulous :)

Rebecca of "Ezra Pound Cake" said...

That is so insane. Yessssssssss!

Anonymous said...

I love how the sprinkles match the ABBA costumes.

Anonymous said...

What a great pie! You are very talented.