This was the perfect finish to a big, meaty, meal. The pie consist of a chocolate wafer butter crust, with a layer of chocolate custard, a layer of fresh bananas, a layer of vanilla custard, topped with whipped cream and chocolate shavings. The chocolate and cream custards gives the pie a richness that is cut down by the fresh banana slices. The recipe called for graham crackers for the crust, but I thought that was confusing, since the name of the recipe is “Black-Bottom Banana Cream Pie”. Instead, I used famous chocolate wafers as the ingredient for the crust, which I think made the pie even better.

The light isn’t too good in the below photo but you can see that there is a very clean definition between each layer. I’m pretty particular about the structure of any dessert I make. I like my dessert to taste and look good.

Black-Bottom Banana Cream Pie Recipe: http://www.foodandwine.com/recipes/black-bottom-banana-cream-pie

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