Tuesday, May 25, 2010

TWD: Banana Coconut Ice Cream Pie


This week’s Tuesdays With Dorie selection is Banana Coconut Ice Cream Pie. Mine is better described as a Pineapple Coconut Sorbet Tart. I enjoy all the ingredients involved and I intended to make the recipe as specified, which involved blending ice cream, bananas, and rum for the filling, but for some reason I just wasn’t sold on the combination. I bought some coconut sorbet on sale at Whole Foods last week and decided to just scoop it on top of the crust with some pineapple. Hmm, I guess it wasn’t even much of a tart, more like a cookie topped with sorbet and fruit. Regardless, it ended up being a terrific combination. The coconut-shortbread crust is a brilliant creation.



I’ve given up trying to convince Josh to like coconut desserts, so I just made a mini for myself and didn’t even make him taste it. He is enjoying the leftover shortbread cookies, though. I gave this little tart an 8 for Deliciousness and a 2 for Effort (since I only made one part), for an EDR of 4. Many thanks to Spike of Spike Bakes for an excellent selection. You can find the actual recipe here on Spike’s delightful blog and visit the TWD site to see the rest of the bakers’ creations.

19 comments:

Clivia said...

An adorable little tart! I'd like to try the crust with coconut ice cream.

Cakelaw said...

This looks great - a deconstructed version of the recipe.

spike. said...

I love the sorbet- great variation. How could Josh not like this?! Oh well, coconut is not for all of us. Thanks for baking with me

cindy said...

I love individual servings--so festive. The crust was yummy as was the filling. We loved it!

Sweet and Savory said...

You are clever. This is a great alternative and it is Appealing with a capital A.

Tia said...

I did a twd rewind...lenox biscotti... b/c bananas/coconut are not my thing :)
although the sorbet sounds great.

Mimi said...

Lovely little tart. Such a wonderful variation of the recipe.
Mimi

sarahe said...

sounds like a great flavor combination!

Ras Yeti said...

It's about time you gave up on Josh. That boy is hopeless! I'm digging the seamless paper effect on the tart photo. Keep. Up. The. Great. Work.

Leslie said...

What a great way to go on this one! I loved loved loved the crust and what would be better with it than coconut sorbet?!?

Flourchild said...

Very nice looking minis! I love it!

Heather said...

I love this! The sorbet on the coconut crust looks artistic and delicious.

Kayte said...

I like your version, that looks so great. And, those little tart/pie dishes are so cute...I need some of those just for the cuteness factor.

natalia said...

Ciao ! i love your fresher version !

jillbert said...

Your version looks delicious! Coconut and pineapple would be a great addition to that delicious crust. I wasn't too sure about the combination of flavors in the recipe, but I have to say it was really good.

TeaLady said...

Cute. Almost a pina colada ice cream pie. I made coconut ice cream. Next time I may add pineapple to it.

YUM!!

Kimberly Johnson said...

Your tart looks delicious! I love your variations!

thewhimsicalcupcake said...

Oh your creation sounds heavenly!! Throw some rum in with that sorbet and you have a great summer party treat!!

Tracey said...

I love the way you adapted this recipe Margot! It's so cute. This one is a definite repeat in my house, though I'll go the mini route next time as I ate WAY too much of the pie myself.